Schmidt-Furlow Report Enclosure 5: Allegations of Detainees being Tortured at Guantanamo Bay

DOD memo regarding a detainee's allegations of torture at Guantanamo between August and October 2003. The detainee turned himself over to Mauritanian authorities in November 2001 and was given to the United States in July 2002. The detainee claims that he was coerced into signing a statement that implicated him in an act of terror against the US. He has since recanted the statement. Some of the personnel that he claims tortured him were present at Guantanamo during the period of the alleged abused.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
HEADQUARTERS, JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMO
U.S. NAVAL BASE, GUANTANADIO BAY, CUBA
APO AE 09360

ITF-GTMO(b)(2) Kb)(1) Sec 1.4(a)
MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD
SUBJECT: Allegations of Torture regarding (b)(6)
1. (b)(6) lhas been one of the most, if not the most, cooperative and influential detainees
at JTF-GTMO. (b)(1) Sec 1.4(c)

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i(b)(1) Sec 1.4(c) 1. tie turned himself in to the Mauntanian authorities in November 2001 .6)(1) Sec 1 4(c) I In July 2002, he was turned over to the US in Bagram, AF and arrived in GTMO i(b)(1) Sec 1.4(a)
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2.Jb)(61 reported todb)(1) Sec j on (b)(1) Sec 1.4(a) ftie following story of torture that
occured here at GTMO during the months of August through October of 2003. According to the
detainee, approximately a year after his arrival here he was subjected to torture by personnel at
Guantanamo. He has named some of the personnel involved. pome names arc consistent with
personnel who were present in CiTMO chirin2 that time nerindi-(b)(1) Sec 1.4(c)
Specifically, he mentioned (b)(6)
b)(1) Sec 1.4(c)

1(b)(1) Sec 1.4(c)
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'(b)(6) states that as a result of this torture he was coerced into signing a statement that implicated him(b)(1 ) Sec 1.4(c)) 1The detainee has since recanted that statement. Within the time that he has been completely compliant, he has denied ever being involved in or knowing about,(b)(1 ) Sec 1 .4(c)

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Recommendation. Pass this information up the chain of command to facilitate an
investigation into the detainee's allegation of torture.

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4615
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