Schmidt-Furlow Report Enclosure 33: Summarized Witness Statement

Summarized witness statement of an Ensign stationed at Guantanamo from July 2002 to October 2002. She was a team leader for interrogators. Asked about various allegations of detainee abuse, she indicated awareness of the use of loud music; yelling (as part of the fear-up approach); late night (3:00 am) interrogations; and temperature manipulation to make the room cold, but was instructed to stop this technique. The ENS says that they "were under a lot of pressure to get info, especially from High Value detainees.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Wednesday, June 14, 2006

SUMMARIZED WITNESS STATEMENT OF ENSI(b)(6))'Interrogator, who was interviewed on
23 February 2005 at a conference room at the RFTA, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Her statement was substantially as follows:
I was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) from July 2002 to October 2002. I was a Team
leader for Interrogators.

During the course of the interview I was asked about what I knew about detainee abuse at Guantanamo. I was specifically asked about the following acts: Inappropriate use of military working dogs, inappropriate use of duct tape, impersonation of or interference with FBI agents, inappropriate use of loud music iihd/or yelling, sleep deprivation, short-shackling, inappropriate use of extreme temperatures during interrogation, and inappropriate use of sexual tension as an interrogation technique, to include use of lap dances and simulated menstrual fluids.
I have personal knowledge of the following:
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Li.iltal_lYelling, screaming, or talking directly in the detainee's ear were techniques used in implementing the Fear'Up Approach.
Sleep Deprivation — No. Most of the interrogations I conducted while at GTMO didn't last longer than 2 or 3 hours. We would alter the times we interrogated detainees. For example, waking the detainee un at ' -antis-1n so 'I(b 6) 3 an. to conduct the intepgation; rather than conducting the intern (b)(6) (b)(6)
I heard that some interrogators manipulated the air conditioners to make the detainees uncomfortable, but were told to stop. 1())(6)) !(b)(6)) 1(b)(6) 1(b)(6) 1
We were under a lot of pressure to obtain information from the detainees (especially ISNI(b)(6)
I declare under that e foregoing in a true and correct minunary of the statement given by the witness, ENS b)(6) Executed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, on 29 March 2005.
JOI FURLOW vestigating Officer
AR 15-6 GTMO Investigation