FBI Memo re: Interview of Detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay

This document is a production of a FBI summary of notes taken during an interview and rapport building session with a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo. The detainee states that he is in good health and has “been treated well and had no problems which he wished to discuss. “ The detainee “reiterated the statement he made during his previous interview, on 3/14/2003, that he would not provide any information until the U.S. Government and interrogators in Camp Delta changed the way it treated the Muslim holy book, the Koran”, such as having the Koran taken away from detainees who fail to cooperate with interrogations. The rest of the notes describe a “generic question” to the detainee and his response.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Date of transcription Investigation onat File #Date dictated by This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the
FBI and is loaned to your agency;
it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency.]
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On 3/18/2003 `,vas interviewed
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at Camp Delta, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba !translation services were provided by
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a military linguist.
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b6 -3,4 b7C -3,4 I 'advised the interviewing agent that he was in good medical health, had been treated well and had no problems which he wished to discuss.
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DETAIN EES-3974 The purpose of this interview was to build rapport with this detainee. As a result, no investigative
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information was obtained.
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Detainee' 'however, reiterated the statement he made during his previous interview, on b7C -3,4 3/14/2003, that he would not provide any information until the U.S. Government and interrogators in b7D -1 Camp Delta changed the way it treated the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
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for examples when he hrl nersonallv wimessed the mistreatment of the Koran,' b7C -3,4 ould offer none. Instead referred to general examples of claimed abuse,
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wherein soldiers, who were non-believers, had touched the book when searching it.
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Later in the conversation' 'stated that it was the interrogators he wanted to specifically
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single out as violators of any regulations regarding the Koran. For this, he stated, he had a specific
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message which he wished to pass to all interrogators.
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The use of the Koran as a weapon against detainees,' stated, had failed. Interrogators who
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had taken the Koran from individual detainees as a reprisal or as an incentive for cooperation had failed
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to sway the brothers and would continue to fail. The brothersj fontinued, would remain
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released to the world.
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In retort, claimed that these were political actions meant to benefit the United States and
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declined further comment, claiming that he was unfamiliar with politics.
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All attempts to obtain answers to other questions were unsuccessful.
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