FBI Memo re: Response to Canvass Email Concerning Treatment of Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

This email is a response to a Bureau wide memo sent by Steve McCraw to illicit information from FBI agents who toured through Guantanamo Bay to report any suspected or witnessed abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. This FBI official observed a detainee being interviewed, he saw the detainee seated and shackled at his feet. Stated the 'interview' involved little talking, that for 30-60 minutes a strobe light flickered on and off in the room, loud rock music played. He stated the interview was conducted by at least one FBI SA. Author was member of NCAVC in CIRG on tour at GTMO from July 2-24, 2003. In a previous e-mail, author stated that he witnessed/observed another interview, which involved techniques that were inconsistent with Bureau interview policy guidelines.

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Monday, August 2, 2004
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was situated in the observation booth in between two interview rooms, observing an interview which
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included at least one FBI SA, and possibly a colleague of his from one of the other agencies with investigative personnel assigned there at the time. The booth was quite crowded because there were several individuals present who were observing an "interview" in the room on the other side of the booth. In that room, the detainee was seated in a chair and was secured in the same method as I'd seen for all of the other detainees, shackled at his feet so that he could not leave the room. However, there wasn't much talking going on, because the lights had been turned off and a strobe light was flickering on and off, and loud rock music was being played. I estimate that this went on for 30 to 60 minutes. I was told by quite a few FBI personnel that tactics such as this were quite common there at the time. This was the only such
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Mould you please provide additional information, more specific (short summary) of what you
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As a member of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) in the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), I was assigned to a tour at GTMO from July 2 - 24, 2003. While there, I provided interview/interrogation advice to FBI SAs who were involved in ongoing interactions with detainees. I directly observed 14 interviews with 12 detainees. During one of these interviews (I am not sure which one at this time), I observed treatment of another detainee by a different interview team which included tactics that, while not overly aggressive, were clearly not consistent with Bureau interview policy/guidelines. To my knowledge, there were no FBI personnel involved in that interview. I do not recall at this time the identities or agency affiliations of those who were involved in that interview.
Starting next Monday, July 12, 2004, I will be in travel status in San Diego, California, and
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