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

Interview of a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee did not initially want to participate in the interview because of what he called "the mistreatment of his brother Muslims in the camp". He decided he would not look at the interviewers or the interpreter. However, after some time the detainee proceeded with the interview, but according to the interviewers, he did not seem sincere and gave inconsistant and confusing answers to questions. The detainee laughed repeatedly and blamed the confusion on the questioning or the translation. He denied that he was being deceptive and said he could not help it if the information in the file was incorrect. The interviewers decided to conclude the interview at that point, but the detainee wanted the interview to continue. He was told that another interview would be scheduled at some future time in order to give him another chance to answer truthfully. He said "it would be welcome at any time".

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Non-legal Memo
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Tuesday, April 8, 2003
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(was interviewed at e United States Nava Station, Guantanamo Eay, Cuba, by Special AgentsI f the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division (USACID) an (lead interviewer) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). I interpretation was prow e
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b7C -3,4 The interview occurred in an air-conditioned room. Guards were asked to remove the handcuffs from b7D -1 wrists at the outset of the interview.
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'took the attitude at the beginning of the interview that he was not going to a lis%% er questions
because of mistreatment of his brother Muslims in the camp. He would not look at the interviewers or
the interpreter. He said he has been interviewed many times, as recently as a couple of weeks ago (there

was no record of such a recent interview in the file), that he had been interviewed b and that he had no intention of talking today. He also said he has een at amp
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Delta for a year and that, he feels he will eventually be found innocent and leave.
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easoned withl (regarding his decision to not answer questions, indicating the
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inconsis encies and the gaps in his history as provided before needed to be clarified and that it would help him move ahead in the process here if nothing posit've could be put in his file. He indicated he might answer some questions, but maybe he would not.
He was asked why the file I He said he told his interrogators' tin order to protect himself. was the first thing that popped into his head., but he does not want to be
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By this time in the interview, as making more eye contact, but he did not seem sincere. He said he did not recognize the name
changed his mind several times about the names (until it was not clear what he was trying to say. His statements that left the interviewers and the interpreter confused regarding what he was trying to sa. He laughed repeatedly and blamed the confusion on the
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questioning or the translation. S old him the matter was not funny, but was very serious.
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incorrect. He treated the whole matter as if it were a joke. He was told the information in the file was provided by him. Thus, he, not the interviewers or the interpreter, created the confusion.
After conferrin • outside, the interviewers decided it was best to terminate the interview. SAILI explained t hat he had been given a chance to provide a completely truthful account of his history, but as ecided to lie instead and that the interview would not continue. as now making direct eye contact and his voice was breaking. He wanted the interview to continue. e was told another interview would be scheduled at some future time to give him another chance to answer b6 -2,3,4 truthfully. He said it would be welcome at any time.
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