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

July 13, 2004 | FBI | ACLU-RDI 4955
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. The agent stated that he observed two unknown interviewers from an unknown government agency in an interview room with a a detainee sitting down on the floor in the center of the room, with rap-type music was being Played at a very high volume, and while the interviewers smoked cigars and blew the smoke towards the face of the detainee, and "continuously laughed it the detainee".
  • 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".