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FBI Memo re: FBI Agent's Memo on Guantanamo Bay Interview and Abuse

July 12, 2004 | FBI | ACLU-RDI 4947

This email from an FBI agent describes what he observed when touring Guantanamo. The agent stated that he observed "two unknown interviewers from an unknown other government agency in an interview room sitting a detainee down on the floor in the center of an interview room, while rap type music was being played at a very high volume using a portable Radio/CD player, and while the interviewers smoked cigars and blew the smoke from these cigars towards the face of the detainee, and continuously laughed at the detainee". See ACLU RDI 4944 and ACLU RDI 4955.

  • 2003-07-18, Unknown, Guantanamo
    • Emails from FBI agent who toured through Guantanamo. The email states that for one particular interview "the lights had been turned off and a strobe light was flickering on and off, and loud rock music was being played. I estimate that this went on for 30 to 60 minutes. I was told by quite a few FBI personnel that tactics such as this were quite common there at the time This was the only such event that observed directly".