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

Interview of a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee was visably sick when interviewed, and remained so through out. Detainee stated that he had no connection to terrorism and knew nothing about the September 11, 2001 attacks other than what was later reported. He was then shown photos of men he identified as known to him, but denied knowing them as terrorists or any knowledge of their activities. He stated that the terrorist attackers should be punished for killing the innocent and insisted that he had not supported any criminal act in any way. He claimed that when he was first captured, he was tortured by those asking him questions. He had to stand up for five days straight and answer questions. He was also forced to strip naked and stand in front of a female interrogator. He maintained that that he did not know why he was imprisoned, that he had not committed any crimes and that he had just been trying to get home, and he missed his family.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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FD-302 (Rev. 10-6-95)
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03/27/2003

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interviewed at Camp Delta, U.S. Naval Base,

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.!

'translation services for this
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Upon arriving, it was evident that! !appeared
to be sick. Upon request,' 'provided his symptoms and the

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interviewing agent then summoned a camp medic.

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I 'stated that he had felt the same sickness the

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evening before and had been given a "serum." This had alleviated

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the symptoms. He asked that he been given more of the "serum."

b7F -1 Iclaimed to be nauseous and dizz and b6 -3,4 requested to be allowed to sit on the floor. was
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allowed to do so. This appeared to set him at ease an e appeared

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to feel better.

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was offered, but declined water and food. He

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was afraid that it would upset his stomach.

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b6 -3,4 b7F 1 Upon arrival of a camp medic,' Is vital signs
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were taken and reported back to the medical office. The medic

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indicated that 'would need to go to sick call.

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b7F -1 Ic.7C W ile awaiting the arrival of the medical escort team, b7D -1 was allowed to recline in the air conditioned interview...
room.

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!soon became emotional, stating that he missedb7c _3,4 his parents and family and wanted to be with them at home so that
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they could take care of him.

b7F -1 b6 -3,4 IIwas advised that it was the goal of the camp for all detainees who had not committed crimes to be returned to
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their homes as soon as possible and that it was extremely important

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to him and his case that he cooperate to do so.

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(replied that he did not know why he was imprisoned, that he had not committed any crimes and that he had b7C-3,4 just been trying to get home. b7D -1
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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

3/27/2003

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2 Page stated, he had come to realize the importance 0 his parents and b6 -3,4 the respect they deserved. He had missed them and his family very b7C:-3,4 II 4 .4* 4.6 b7D -1
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When asked wh he thou ht he had been arrested

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When asked if he was aware o wIlat had happened in
America on September 11, 20011 Istated that he had heard

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that innocents had been killed but did not know exactly when it had

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occurred. He was told that it had occu red in September and that thousands had been killed, stated that who ever had b7D -1 done that had done so against t e teac ing of Islam and should be b7F -1 severely punished.
'was asked if he had been involved in any part
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h . that re were many ways one could have helped the criminals.

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insisted that he had not: supported any criminal act in

b7F -1 any way,. he hadi !stated, then he should be sent to
court and put on trial. He would then accept the punishment that he
deserved.

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When asked if any of the men

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had ever discussed the attacks or had ever acted in a manner that would lead him to believe that they were terrorists or criminals of b7D-1 any type. He stated no. He never saw any indication that they were b7F-1 involved in any crime.
b6 -3,4 was then shown a photograph of the man he knew as own to the FBI as I
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readily led himr

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It was then explained tol 'that the man in the

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picture and the others with whom he had been arrested could be serious criminals. 'could not understood why. When then b7C -3,4 asked if he thought that they might be criminals,1
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claimed that he had seen nothing to indicate that they might be.

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b7F -1 IHe claimed to know nothing about what crimes the men could
have committed.

If, in fact, these men were criminals, or terrorists,

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stated, then they should be punished. He, however, was not

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I also insisted that at no time,

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b7C-3,4 He was positive that this had never occurred and stated that it it had, he would have told his first interrogator a long time ago.
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According tol

I That was it. If he had ever known
that he would ever wind up as a captive or if he had ever thought
he would have been treated as he was when he was first captured, he

b6 -3,4 would have never left his home.' ' claimed that when he was first captured, he was tortured by those asking him questions.
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He had to stand up for five days straight and answer questions. He

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was also forced to strip naked and stand in front of a female

b7F -1 interrogator.' 'stated that he was extremely afraid and would have told his captors anything that he knew at that time. If he had not said anything then, then how could others think that he was lying.
lwas then offered water, an oracle and a sods.

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Again, he declined the offer. When asked how he felt.'

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stated that he still wanted to see the doctor] 'was told b7D-1 that others were coming to take him to the doctor.' understood.
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According to

b6 -3,4 When Asked if the condition of his life angered him, 'stated no, it did
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not. The experience he had'

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1 were new

b7F -1 things for him and they gave him hope. Investigators, he stated, could go to any of his family members, his neighbors or his friends and they would all say the same thing. He was not a criminal.
The interview was then concluded. For safety reasons, the... b6 -3,4 interviewing agent remained in the room and maintained constant observation over! 'until the arrival of the medical
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escort team.

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