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

This memo 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 agent responds "I saw a detainee sitting on the floor of the interview room with an Israeli flag draped around him, loud being played and a strobe light flashing. I left the monitoring room immediately after seeing this activity". The agent concluded by stating "This is summary details the only incident I have to report regarding observing non-FBI approved tactic being used one detainee at GTMO [Guantanamo]". This email is related to ACLU RDI 4949.

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Friday, July 30, 2004
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Foilowing a detainee intervieVvekact date unknown; while leaving the'interiew building at Caritp Delteet • .approximately S:34 p.m. or later; heard and observed in the hallway loud rritiSic,anci flashei of light. I waked from the haltWay into the open door of 4monitoring..rooM to see what Was•going on From the monitoring room, I.
looked inside the adjacent interview room.. At that time I -saw another detainee aitting, on the. floor of.the interview
room . with an Israeli flag drapedaround him, loud being played and a strobe light fiashin9 l left the monitoring room immediately after seeing this -activity. I did not see any other parkins inside the intervieW•room With the Israeli flag draped detainee, but suspect that this was a pradlice used by the DOD OHS since the only • other persons inside the hallWay near thiS particular interview room were dretsed in green military fatigues,, • -similar to the.Ones worn by DOD .DHS and the OOD MP Uniformed Reservists. At no time didl observe any physical assaults take place of this detainee: nor anyothere , while assigned to GTMO.. • .
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• I understood prior to deployment to GTMO, that such techniques were not allowed, rior approved by FEll• policy.. Whileat GUI 0 no .Such techniques were never conducted my knowledge by any of the CITF personnel -
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ApproxiMatelY -one or two•daYS later, OHS tactics were discussed at a weekly held CITF staff meeting. Many of the- CITFIrivestigators disCuised'hOWsoMe of the DHS-tactics had :been Counts roductiVe in building rapport
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similar instance& where agressive DHS tactics had een a served to -notifyhim, provide detailsiand'he would make t instances -known- to appropriate GTMO DOD andDt`.1.1 . offlciali..lt should.be noted that while at GTMQ, ASS ated in an exemplary manner and represented-the Fal. es a dondumate -professional. T is summary details the only incident t have'th report regarding observing anon-FBI approved tactic beihg used one detainee at GTMO.:.

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-The Inspection Division hig been tasked with contacting those employees-whO haveserved
in any capacity et GTIVE0 and obtain information ,regarding the treatment of detainees'., . • Employees , should immediately respond to the fallowing : . • •
'I) Employees who observed aggressive treatment, interrogations or interview techniques on GTMO.detainees whiCh was riot =insistent with Bureau interview Policy/guidelines, should • reSpond via emailfor.the purpose of a folloW-up interview. Positive email responses should
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. -• 2) Employees who Servedat GTIA0 and observed. no aggressive treatment Of detainees, should respohd via an EC documenting a negative response. The EC should include the employees official Bureau name, title, and tenure of assignment at•GTV10.
The EC should be titled "Ccunteiterrorism Division GTN10-, Inspection Special inquiry",
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