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FBI Email re: Response to Steve McCraw’s Email on Detainee Abuse and Maltreatment at Guantanamo Bay

July 15, 2004 | FBI | ACLU-RDI 4896
This email 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 states "In late October 2002, FBI Special Agent was observing the interrogation of a detainee when a civilian army contractor, who was in charge of the Army's interrogators, came into the observation room and asked the SA to come see something. The SA then saw an unknown bearded, long-haired detainee in another interrogation room. The detainee had been gagged with duct tape that covered much of his head. SA asked whether the detainee had spit at the interrogators. The [Civilian Army Contractor] laughed and stated that the detainee had been chanting the Koran and would not stop. This email is related to the FBI notes and emails in ACLU RDI 4893, ACLU RDI 4895 and ACLU RDI 4897.
  • Unknown date, Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo
    • FBI agent touring the Naval Brig at Guantanamo observed a detainee [name and ISN redacted] held in a darkened isolation cell. This detainee was then held at Camp X-Ray in a Plywood hut, and at some point, a Koran was placed in front of the detainee's hut and a USMC Captain "squatted" over the Koran as a sign of disrespect. The agent then stated this detainee was subjected to a growling, aggressive German Sheppard dog as a method of intimidation.

  • Unknown date, Camp Delta, Guantanamo
    • FBI agent touring Guantanamo stated that while at Camp Delta, during an interrogation, he was brought to another part of the facility to witness "something" by another officer. The agent was taken to an interrogation room where he observed a detainee with a full beard whose head had been wrapped in duct tape.