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

Interview of a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee stated that before his arrest he believed in the humane treatment of prisioners in the United States. For this reason, when he was first interrogated, he cooperated with interrogators. But he found his assumptions about treatment in the U.S. system to be incorrect. He believes the United States extends no rights to Arabs. He doubts anyone who interviews him will be honest with him. He believes the U.S. intelligence agencies override decisions of the US military and believes "and that Jewish people control the American media". The detainee the gave an account of alleged abuse, he stated a female interrogator, after not getting cooperation from him, called four guards into the room. While the guards held him, she removed her blouse, embraced the detainee from behind and put her hand on his genitals. The interrogator was on her menstrual period and she wiped blood from her body on his face and head." He said he asked one guard, "Why do you hate me?" The guard responded, "If I could, I would kill you."

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, April 21, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of the FBI It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to
your agency, DATE: 12-09-2004
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DECLASSIFY ON: 12709-2029

04/21/2003

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eI was interviewed at Camp b6 -1,2,3,4
Delta, United States Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Special

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Agents)elof the Federal Bureau of Investigation and

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Ielof the United States Army Criminal
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interpreted)e1The following occurred
during the

The first fifteen minutes of the interview!

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He smiled frequently and made some attempts at humor.)esaid he had been interviewed b7D -1 by a man this morning. The interviewer would not say what agency b7F-1 he represented. After small talk ) )requested the interview continue'e
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I became serious and said he learned after coming

o Camp Delta that

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eI He be ieves people should be tried by civilian

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courts, not military courts. He also said
conducts operations such as bombings and blames them on Islamic
groups to -justify their actions against such groups.'

said the accusations
against him, such as

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INFORHATION'CONtAINED

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HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED EXCEP2
WHERE SHOWN-''OTHERWISE

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said he has found all the interrogators to be

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He does not trust any of them.eHe gave an example of the
b7D -1 behavior of Americans. A detainee returned from an interrogation
on his face and head.e

with blood He said a female interrogator,

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after not getting cooperation from him, called four guards into the
room. While the guards held him, she removed her blouse, embraced
the detainee from behind and put her hand on his genitals. The
interrogator was on her menstrual period and she wiped blood from
her body on his face and head. He said he asked one guard, "Why do
you hate me?" The guard responded, "If I could, I would kill you."

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complained no one has told him what he is

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accused o oing. He is ready to be tried if there is evidence
b7D -1 against him. He offered that there are three possible outcomes for
him:

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b6 -3,4 1. He will face a military tribunal
2. He will be returned)e'where he will face life

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imprisonment and torture

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3. He will be released to a country where he can claim b7F -1 political asylum
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attacks. But he complained about the treatment he has receivede

He said he understands the impact of the September 11e

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during his arrest, transport, and detention. He said the prisons

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eare better than here. But he declined to say how he knew

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the difference. He denied ever telling previous interrogators that he had been tortured before byl b7F -1
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b7C -3,4 According to l believed in the humane treatment before he was arrested, he
of prisoners in the United States.

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For this reason, when he was first interrogated, he cooperated

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with interrogators. But he found his assumptions about treatment
in the U.S. system to be incorrect. He believes the United States
extends no rights to Arabs. He doubts anyone who interviews him
will be honest with him. He believes the U.S. intelligence
agencies override decisions of the U.S. military and that Jewish
people control the American media.

The interviewers explained toethat he was
detained during a time of war and that he a s under a military
system of justice. This is why he is not being afforded the same

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rights as people who face civil tribunals.)e'asked what

would be done with him. He was told he will eithere

b7C -3,4 released. He said he believes he will be returnedeHe b7D -1 was told the United States is not following the di ehe
be tried or

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I government, that the possibility of political asylum was mentioned in his file, and that his fate was not certain. The interviewers are trying to determine who is linked to the Taliban 1 and to Al Qaeda.
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He would not say how he knows these things.

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.He then asked, if the intention is to turn him back(e (why not just turn him over now? He was told there are too
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many unanswered questions to let him go immediately. He said he
b7C -3,4 believes from the interviewers' point of view, he is either
associated with the Taliban and Al Qaeda, or he was just caught in

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the net, so why not get as much intelligence from him as possible.

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As soon as the interrogators get all they can from him, they will
hand him over[e("on a plate".

by a discussion of how
trust could be developed between SAIe]who would be at Camp
b6 -1,3,4 Delta long enough to have repeated meetings, and)e1 An
offer was made to hold more frequent: interviews. In this way,

This conversation was followede

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perhaps some trust could be developed andewould feel

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comfortable opening up and providing his comp ete istory, which
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seemed willing to address this proposal. He then asked what time
it was and asked if he could say his prayers. The interview was
ended with the understanding that another interview would occur in
two weeks, at which time this proposal could be discussed again.

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