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Fay Report: Statement of Interrogator with the 325th Military Intelligence Battalion re: Abuse of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

May 13, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 761
This is the second statement given by this Soldier/Interrogator concerning his observations and activities at Abu Ghraib prison. He states that he did in-fact witness Military Police and Interrogators "slap" and roughly handle detainees, specifically at the Hard Site within Abu Ghraib. He states that interrogators were not being trained properly and were being encouraged to be "creative and use different techniques." Did recall seeing photos of naked detainees on a computer, but said it was "only once". He described the use of sleep deprivation by playing loud music, dousing the detainees when they started to fall asleep. He said "I do believe getting them wet when it was cold was wrong." Noted using sleep deprivation, meal management and pride and ego down. Stated it was common to see detainees naked in their cells, either as punishment or due to lack of jumpsuits. Also, recalled seeing detainees come "in all beat up."