Statement of FBI Supervisory Special Agent In-Charge re: Investigation of Possible Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay

Interview of FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Charge (SSAC) on their knowledge of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). The SSAC was assigned to GTMO on two separate occasions, the first was from June 25, 2002 to August 2002 and from August 2003 to May 2005. The interviewee heard of a member of the Special Projects Team posing as a FBI agent during an interrogation, interviewee added that 90% of interrogators impersonated other people.

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Interview
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005
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Monday, January 1, 2007
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'forking dogs, inappeoptime Ise of &letups, '
deptivatio' n, thort-shaskftlaapproptitte
inapproptiate use of loud music =Mr yelling,
and of caremibmigestmes tinting interrofition, and inippropdmeiisenfBOW tantiOn as an
interrogation technique, to include use of lap dela* and simulated memstrual fluids.
I have personal knowledge of the following:
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The FBI conducts utast: interviews from the kiniksterrogazion Element (nG) inteneptots at OTMO. Then are times vibes we will conduct intartews with the Criminal Investigation Task Force since we have sinsilarlsw ettfoteement id.
1 hi I know 12411,111 i memixt of the Special jests Teem, poled ea ma FBI agent dudng an V)6mutts mentioned that 'intent tom other agencies also posed as FBI
14- 7. larerrotrati ble.-2. agents. I discussed the "impersonation issue" wi end be said it wouldn't It , human again without FBI approval. it was not an aggravated and it was handled on theeP4 ground level. You could ask SOO agents sad 400 would tell you that they posed as other people during interviews. It just requires prior everdinatioti. The handling of this situation was an example of ppm into agency coordination and map:ration.
1:40.1 It is m un ' g that short shielding was suth¦ teized. I have neve: perionally seen it done.
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I declare under penalty that the fore 'Ging ins wee end correct sunnnary of the statement even by
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ALL FBI INFORMATION CONTAINED
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st:Thimarizo WITNESS STAIVEgr OP Anentilliiiin He was interviewledaloson or

about 0930 hours, 20 January 2005, at Conference Room. NACAVC.
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present during Agetnallals interview. His statement was substantially as follow:
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I was stationed at Quintanerno Bay, Cuba (GTMO) bum II Sept 02 to 29 Oct 02. I was
deployed to GTMO as part of the Federal Ben= of laseetiption Behavioral.
blew I Diving my time at'GTMO I way partnered wish Agent

-1 During the emu of the interview I was asked about wkatI hew about detainee abuse atWant merobjwesspeciSeally asked about the following acts: Inappropriate we of military working dogs. inappropriate use of duct tape, impersonation of or interfere= with FSI agents, loppeepdste ustaflontlannie.aluYor yellingodeepdeprivationidutt-shaelding,inappropike use femme teesperetures during intetroption, and inappropriate use of sexual tension as an interrogation technique, to include use of lap dances and simulated menstnual fluids.
I have personal bowledge of the following:
On or about 05.0et 02, Agentallirand I witnessed a military working dog being used during
t o. 1,2 an interrogation of MN 063 at Camp X•Ray. The dog was brow into the unerrogation room.
log..1.1. After witnessing this unorthodox interrogation tenhninue. and I left the

' observation room. When we discussed the event with , be just stated the technique was approved and he didn't see anything inappropriate about use of& dog is an interrogation.
I remember the interrogation vividly for two reasons. First, I had sever seen a dog used in as interrogation and I believed it was inappropriate. Second, uglier in the evening. I bad a conversation with two military dog handlers (one of the handlers was an Army soldier and theother was a Navy sailor) about the best methods for nein' ing a German Shepard. I was interestedbecause I had just recently acquired a German Shepardiii and thought the handlers couldprovide valuable information. We talked to him (Mr. several different dates to let him know that we objected to the use of dogs and that we did not do business that way. It was aninappropriate measure. He told us that we IIII1)end F) were guests and we should act accordingly.
loco There was one occasion when appraasbedililiall and ms.111111 was
laughing and asked us to follow him to another interrogation booth to "see something funny." I
kble m -'II-didn't go, butte did. gni renzned and told me that he-had observed a detainee's head

and face completely wrapped in duct tape,
, declare under penalty that the foregoing in a true and correct summary of the statement given
' by the witrsess, Agent Executed at Davis•Monthan Mr Faroe Base, Arizona,
b1 I op 29 March 2005.
ALL FBI INFORMATION CONTAINED JOHN FURLOW
HEREt. estigating Officer
ER I UNCLASS

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AR 15-8 GTMO investigation

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