FBI E-Mail Refers to Presidential Order Authorizing Inhumane Interrogation Techniques

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Newly Obtained FBI Records Call Defense Department’s Methods "Torture," Express Concerns Over "Cover-Up" That May Leave FBI "Holding the Bag" for Abuses


Records Released in Response to Torture FOIA Request (released by the government 12/15/04, released by the ACLU 12/20/04)


06/25/04 12/15/04 Agent: FBI [OGC]
Notes that detainee arrived from Temporary Holding Facility with “marks (burns) on him that seemed suspicious When questioned about the marks, the detainee stated that he had been tortured by his capt[ors]. Immediately this information was reported to the TF 6-26 Chain of Command, and there is currently a military 15-6 investigation initiated.”
#16 (1 page) FBI.121504.4887.pdf

 06/25/04 12/15/04 Agent: FBI [OGC]
“The following information provides initial details from an individual REDACTED who observed serious physical abuses of civilian detainees in REDACTED Iraq during the period of REDACTED. . . . REDACTED observed numerous physical abuse incidents of Iraqi civilian detainees conducted in REDACTED Iraq. He described that such abuses included strangulation, beatings, placement of lit cigarettes into the detainees ear openings, and unauthorized interrogations. REDACTED was providing this information to the FBI based on his knowledge that REDACTED cover-up of these abuses. He stated these cover-up efforts included REDACTED . . . .”
“Urgent Report” from FBI Director to various FBI officials
#17 (3 pages) FBI.121504.4910_4912





05/ 22/04 12/15/04 Agent: FBI [OGC Emails Part 2]
Request for guidance regarding the OGC's EC regarding detainee abuse, referring to “interrogation techniques made lawful” by the “President's Executive Order.”
Email from REDACTED to M.C. Briese, Gary Bald, T.J. Harrington, Frankie Battle and other redacted parties Re Request for Guidance regarding OGC EC dated 5/19/04, signed [REDACTED], “On scene Commander--Baghdad.”
#18 (2 pages) FBI.121504.4940_4941



05/22/04 12/15/04 Agent: FBI [OGC]
REDACTED stated that he had been beaten unconscious approximately three or four weeks ago when he was still at Camp X-Ray. According to REDACTED, an unknown number of guards entered his cell, unprovoked, and started spitting and curing at him. . . . REDACTED rolled onto his stomach to protect himself, REDACTED state a soldier named REDACTED jumped on his back and started beating him in the face REDACTED then choked him until he passed out. REDACTED stated that REDACTED was beating him because REDACTED was a Muslim . . . .”
Translated interview of Guantanamo detainee
#19 (7 pages) FBI.121504.5016_5022.













08/02/04 12/15/04 Agent: FBI [OGC]
“Here is a brief summary of what I observed at GTMO. On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand a foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food, or water. Most times they had urinated or defecated on themselves and had been left there for 18 24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. . . . On another occasion, the A/C had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room probably well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his own hair out throughout the night. . . .”
#20 (1 pages) FBI.121504.5053

07/12/04 12/15/04 Agent: FBI [OGC]
“I am responding to your request for feedback on aggressive treatment and improper interview techniques used on detainees at GTMO. I did observe treatment that was not only aggressive, but personally very upsetting, although I can’t say that this treatment was perpetrated by Bureau employees. It seemed that these techniques were being employed by the military, government contract employees and REDACTED.”
#21 (1 page) FBI.121504.5054


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