Secret ORCON: Interrogation Log Detainee 063

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Secret ORCON: Interrogation Log Detainee 063  (2005) 
US Department of Defense
Obtained in 2005, this interrogation log of 23-year old Mohamed al-Kahtani led reporters to question the tactics used at Guantanamo Bay. At least one Pentagon spokesman claimed that the prisoners would not be able to be prosecuted due to the techniques used to extract confessions.

SECRET ORCON[1]
INTERROGATION LOG
DETAINEE 063

23 November 2002[edit]

0225: The detainee arrives at the interrogation booth at Camp X-Ray. His hood is removed and he is bolted to the floor. SGT A and SGT R are the interrogators. A DoD linguist and MAJ L (BSCT) are present.

0235: Session begins. The detainee refuses to look at SGT A “due to his religion. This is a rapport building session.

0240: Detainee states he’s on hunger strike. SGT A explains the affects of a hunger strike on the body. SGT A runs “love of brothers in Cuba” approach.

0320: The detainee refused to answer whether he wanted water. SGT R explained with emphasis that not answering disrespects SGT A and embarrasses him. The detainee said no, he didn’t want water. The detainee continues to say he’s on hunger strike.

0345: The detainee dozed off during a break. SGT R woke him up.

0355: SGT R wakes up detainee again.

0450: Interrogators take a break. Detainee goes to the bathroom.

0520: Interrogation resumes. The detainee refuses food and water.

0540: SGT A begins 9/11 theme. The detainee asks to pray and is refused.

0550: Detainee drinks _ bottle of water and states after this he is on strike, he refuses food.

0620: Interrogators take break to discuss theme.

0630: Interrogation resumes. SGT A continues with 9/11 theme.

0700: SGT R emphasized his frustration over detainees refusal to speak. SGT R denies detainees request to pray.

0707: Detainee requests to go to the bathroom.

0720: Detainee returns from bathroom break. He refuses a meal and states he is on hunger strike.

0725: Detainee states he will eat meal, but after that he’s going on hunger strike, one hand is uncuffed to allow him to eat.

0755: Detainee finishes meal and states again he is going on hunger strike. The detainee ate the entire MRE plus an extra cereal bar.

0800: SGT A continues with 9/11 theme.

0830: Detainee given 2 hours of rest. Interrogations will resume at 1030.

0835: Observations – Detainee attempts to control the interrogation by complaining about his treatment, his mental illness, and his separation from his brothers in Cuba. When shown articles of 9/11, the detainee looked at pictures attentively. The detainee was repeatedly told that he is a man, and part of being a man is accepting responsibility for your actions. Whenever the detainee said that “it is God’s will for him to be sitting in front of me, having to acknowledge and accept responsibility for his actions. The detainee went as far as to state that his religion forbids him to even speak to a woman.

1035: The detainee is awakened and secured in chair. The interrogators are ENS C and IS1 E. A DoD linguist is present. The detainee is offered to use the restroom. The detainee is taken to the bathroom. The detainee then was starring at the floor for several minutes. When ENS C asked “what is on your mind” the detainee looked at the interrogator and began talking a lot about how unfair his situation was.

1110: The detainee asked if it was time to pray and was told not yet. The detainee then began asking what month it is. When not given an answer he persisted and then became quiet for about 10 minutes and then began again to engage in some conversation.

1135: The detainee began to shut down and not respond. He said that he would not speak at all.

1205: Break

1220: Interrogators returned and told the detainee it would be 20 minutes and then time to pray.

1240: Detainee given opportunity to pray.

1300: Lunch. Detainee refused to eat. At first he said he would eat, but then said that he was mentally not well and had only agreed because he was not thinking clearly.

1345: Detainee was shown 9/11 video. The detainee did watch without exhibiting any emotion. The detainee averted eyes from the photos of the hijackers.

1420: Read names of captured and killed AQ. The detainee stared off but was listening and closed his eyes when he heard some of the names of the dead.

1500: Break

1515: The detainee engaged in conversation regarding family and dreams. He asked why the interrogator was causing him pain talking of family and things he could not have. The detainee began to cry.

1530: Detainee requested and was given a bathroom break. Detainee returned hardened.

1700: Detainee spoke and said it has been a hard long day, also that he is on a hunger and talking strike.

1730: Detainee is offered food and water. He stated he was on a hunger strike. Food and water was provided anyway and placed next to him.

1800: Manchester Document was presented to the detainee. The detainee reacted when the description of an AQ operative was brought up.

1810: Detainee was asked if he would like to go the bathroom and if he wanted to nap.

1820: Circumstantial evidence was explained to the detainee. The Detainee stared at all of the documents and was visibily shaken. He seemed disturbed that the AQ leadership was talking, the detainee didn’t say anything but he was making noticeable facial expressions.

1840: Detainee was told that he failed in his mission to the United States and in the Jihad in Afghanistan he again showed a facial response of failure.

1900: Break

1910: Returned from break.

1920: The detainee started speaking when told about the Koran and being judged by Allah and that leaders of AQ twisted the words. The detainee spoke very emotionally . SGT B asked to explain how this came about. Why he is the only one holding on and everyone else is speaking . SGT B stated “don’t worry about a military judge worry about Allah, the Koran doesn’t say kill the innocent. Make things right, repent.”

1930: Detainee cried. He wants to be taken back to Delta and he will talk. He was told that he had to earn his way back to Delta.

1945: Break

1950: Returned from break. SGT B told the detainee “I want to help and I won’t let anything bad happen to you.” Detainee became unresponsive.

2030: Break. Detainee used restroom and was allowed to sleep.

2145: Return from break. Detainee awakened and taken to restroom then secured in chair.

2215: Detainee unresponsive.

2400: Activities concluded for the day and detainee allowed to sleep.

24 November 2002[edit]

0400: SGT R and SGT A begin session. SGT R wakes 063. He is taken to the bathroom and walked around for 5 minutes to wake him up. SGT A greets 063. Detainee asks to perform sunrise prayer. SGT A tells him the sun hasn’t come up yet and that she will allow prayer later. SGT A offers water, but detainee refuses. Detainee asks when Ramadan will begin, SGT A says she’ll talk about that later.[2] SGT A tells detainee that he is on hunger strike, so how would Ramadan make a difference? SGT A asks detainee what would be different if it was Ramadan, detainee states he doesn’t know how to answer the question, and detainee becomes unresponsive.

0415: SGT A begins by showing pictures of 19 hijackers and making remarks about what they may have been like, especially the young ones. Detainee won’t look at pictures. SGT A asks why detainee won’t look at pictures detainee won’t answer, SGT A is using the circumstantial evidence theme.

0430: Detainee nods off. SGT R explains that falling asleep is wrong.

0430: Detainee states that he won’t look at pictures because the people in the pictures don’t pertain to his case, and because he’s striking from interrogations.

0440: Detainee states he won’t participate in interrogations until he returns to Cuba with his brothers, and until we stop this injustice. SGT R explains that he has no right to talk of injustice.

0445: Detainee engages in conversation with SGT A over the evidence. Detainee states that the (U.S.) shouldn’t glue the hijackers to him. SGT A states that the evidence does that.

0450: Detainee wants to know if SGT A wants interrogation questions answered. SGT A states she doesn’t need an answer. The detainee seems disheartened by her response.

0450: SGT A is fusing the Level of Guilt Theme with the Evidence. The Detainee is not speaking, but appears to be listening carefully. SGT A is pointing out the little mistakes the detainee made that lead to the evidence that “glue the detainee to hijackers”. The detainee becomes unresponsive.

0457: SGT R advises detainee not to sleep.

0509: SGT R advises detainee not to sleep.

0520: SGT R makes the detainee stand up and sit down 3 times. SGT R explains sleeping and not paying attention will not be tolerated. SGT A explains that his continued silence, while evidence builds against him hurts no one but him.

0545: Detainee continues to be unresponsive. SGT A continues to point out the mistakes that stopped him from entering Orlando, and the connections the detainee has with the hijackers.

0550: SGT R makes the detainee stand up 3 times and tells him to pay attention.

0602: SGT A is telling a story about an owl (Rapport Story). The detainee interrupts and states he wants to pray. SGT R advises detainee that SGT A decides when he prays. SGT R also explains that interrupting is rude.

0605: Detainee again asks to pray. SGT R says no.

0620: Detainee states he wants to pray. SGT R explains that he must respectfully ask SGT A for prayer time, the detainee does so and SGT A allows prayer.

0635: SGT A begins “ Muslims in America Theme”. Detainee is unresponsive

0702: SGT A briefly covers the Manchester Document, saying that his actions and answers during interrogations follow the resistance techniques in the document “It’s just another piece of evidence.”

0705: SGT R makes detainee stand up 3 times, and tells the detainee to pay attention. SGT R gives 5 minutes of instruction on the proper way to show respect to SGT A.

0708: SGT A talks about “Brothers in Cuba”. Detainee remains unresponsive.

0800: SGT A offers meal to detainee. The detainee refuses. SGT R explains that refusal to eat is unproductive. SGT A offers 30 minutes rest. The detainee refuses. Interrogators had Corpsman check the detainee’s vital signs. The detainee has not taken fluids for over 24 hours. Corpsman states vital signs are good. The detainee still refuses to speak a word.

0820: SGT R removes food from table and tells the detainee he missed his chance. SGT R explains that the detainee’s refusal to eat hurts only him. SGT R will not loose any sleep over it.

0830: SGT A uses “Level of Guilt” approach.

0840: SGT R has the detainee stand for 10 minutes to stretch and avoid sleeping.

0900. SGT A asks the detainee if he wants to pray and sleep. The detainee says yes. SGT A says you have to drink water. The detainee says no. SGT R gives detainee 1 more chance. The detainee says no. SGT R empties water on floor and tells the detainee “you had your chance”. The Corpsman then checks the detainee’s vital signs, they are OK.

0925: SGT A discusses levels of guilt and sin.

0930: SGT A talks about the embarrassment of using a weak cover story and mixes in the “You can make this stop” approach. The detainee remains unresponsive.

0930: CAPT W advises SGT R that the Corpsman can administer IV fluids once Capt W and the Doctor on duty are notified and agree to it.

0940: SGT A begins September 11 approach.

0945: Detainee showed visible signs of interest when SGT A states “all will be revealed on judgment day”.

0955: The detainee demands to go to the bathroom. SGT R states he will not go until he asks properly. The detainee says “please may I go to the bathroom?. SGT A allows him.

1000: SGT R asks how the detainee will act on judgment day. Will he be proud, will he beg forgiveness or will he remain silent like a coward, just as he’s doing now. The detainee appeared to be thinking about what SGT R said.

1023: SGT A begins “Good Muslim” approach.

1215: ENS C and IS1 E entered booth. Detainee was not very responsive.

1230: Detainee is offered a fish sandwich, French fries, coke and a yogurt parfait.[3] Request was made to unhand cuff detainee, but there was no key. Detainee did not eat.

1240: Detainee was unhand cuffed and interrogation team ate in front of him. Detainee’s nose turned red when his judgment was questioned. In the past, this has indicated that he was getting upset.

1320: Strap was hung from ceiling in anticipation of the doctor’s arrival.

1330: Detainee was asked if he wanted water. Detainee understands that in order to pray, he must drink water.

1340: Vitals were checked

1345: Detainee was searched

1355: Detainee stated, “I think now we are in Ramadan.”

1405: Detainee agreed to drink water in return for being allowed to pray.

1440: Interrogators reentered room and discussion ensues about returning to his brothers in Cuba. Detainee became somewhat upset and claimed that the treatment he was receiving was illegal. “Evidence of guilt” was reinforced and detainee was introduced to the implications of conspiracy to commit crimes. Detainee was questioned about a statement he made the previous day, “I was only doing what God wanted me to do.” Detainee asked several times if he really said that. When pressed on the issue, detainee stated that he wanted a normal life that what happened was between him and God. Lead interrogator pointed out to detainee that he could be a messenger for God and his cause. Detainee became visibly anxious.

1545: Detainee was silent and unresponsive. He averted his eyes when the 9/11 video was playing. Control interrogation initiated a “judgment day approach.” Detainee’s facial expressions indicated some responsiveness to the approach.

1630: Detainee was allowed to sleep. Detainee was told that he would be awoken and could pray if he drank water.

1745: Detainee awoken and given opportunity to pray and use the restroom. Detainee refused to drink water and consequently was not allowed to pray.

1800: Medical personnel checked vital signs and determined that detainee needed to be hydrated.

1810: Detainee was given two bags of fluids. Detainee stated that he did not want an IV and that he was in control of his body. SGT M asserted that he was in control and that detainee has no choice but to cooperate.

1845: Medical doctor arrives to evaluate detainee to ensure he is physically able to continue. Detainee stated that he wanted to sign a form or a release stating that he did not want any medications. The doctor explained that no such form exists. Detainee was informed that we would not let him die.

1900: Detainee was told that he had been abandoned by Al-Qaida and that he should stop trying to protect them.

1915: Detainee used restroom and prayed.

1930: Detainee seemed disturbed that everybody was talking and that he was left here all alone.

2000: Detainee was offered food and told that he has already missed five meals.

2020: Detainee’s vital signs were checked and it was determined that he was in good condition.

2030: Detainee was offered anonymity in exchange for his cooperation. SGT M reminded detainee about false statements that he made in the past.

2045: Detainee was asked if his allegiance to Al-Qaida was greater than his allegiance to God. SGT M emphasized that detainee has choices and that detainee was responsible for his current condition.

2100: Discussion turned to the Koran. SGT M asked detainee to show him in the Koran where it authorizes the use of terrorism.

2115: Detainee said he was cold and the AC was turned off.

2205: Detainee used restroom and asked if he wanted food or water.

2315: Medical personnel checked vitals signs. All vital signs were normal.

2330: Detainee began to cry.

2400: Pressure wrap was put on detainee’s feet to combat the swelling. Detainee was put to bed.

25 November 2002[edit]

0400: Woke detainee and corpsman took vitals. Corpsman advised SGT R that detainee must take oral liquids within one hour or detainee will be given IV solution. SGT R provided SGT A with a bottle of powdered Tang mixed with water in order to provide electrolytes. SGT A advised detainee that he must drink bottle or he’ll get another IV. She offered the incentive of morning prayer if he drank. Detainee refused. SGT A began with a “your mission” approach. SGT A asks detainee “what do you think is God’s mission for you”, “you have a mission to share God’s message.” Detainee was unresponsive.

0440: SGT A again advised detainee that he must drink or get an IV.

0445: Corpsman tried several times to get IV into the detainee without success. The corpsman stated that the detainee’s dehydration was causing his veins to roll in his arm. The corpsman succeeded in getting a IV in the top of the hand but the IV stopped flowing. The corpsman retried the IV in the hand but was unsuccessful. The doctor was called to make a trip to perform an assessment.

0600: To follow up on “Gods message”, SGT R showed 9-11 DVD. SGT R stood behind detainee and whispered in his ear , “What is God telling you right now? Your 19 friends died in a fireball and you weren’t with them. Was that God’s choice? Is it God’s will that you stay alive to tell us about his message?” At that point, detainee threw his head back and butted SGT R in the eye. The 2 MPs in the room wrestled detainee to the ground to regain control. SGT R crouched over detainee and the detainee attempted to spit on him. SGT R stated “Go ahead and spit on me. It won’t change anything. You’re still here. I’m still talking to you, and you won’t leave until you’ve given Gods message.” Detainee is put in chair.

0630: SGT A showed circumstantial evidence and told detainee repeatedly that she won’t go away and neither will the evidence.

0645: Doctor attempted to put in IV and was unsuccessful. The doctor left to get more supplies.

0700: SGT A continued circumstantial evidence theme.

0705: Assessment – His reaction to SGT R was a combination of his guilt (possibly at not participating in the attack), his continuous interrogation, and his obvious hatred of SGT R. He was told after the episode that it proves he’s not as weak and mentally ill as he wants us to believe.

0730: Doctor arrived and ran an IV by putting in a temporary shunt to allow continuous IV.

0745: SGT A ran the “already captured and talking” approach. When SGT R entered the booth the detainee reached for the IV. The guard stopped him and he reached again. The guards stopped him and cuffed his hands to the chair so he couldn’t reach the IV. The detainee bent over and bit the IV tube completely in two. The guards strapped him to a stretcher and the corpsman attached a new IV. The detainee struggled through the entire process, but could no longer reach the IV.

0900: SGT A resumed the previous approach.

0915: Detainee requested to go to the bathroom but was given an opportunity to use a bottle instead. He was told he will not be unstrapped.

0940: Detainee was given three and one-half bags of IV. He started moaning and told the MPs he’s willing to talk so he can urinate. SGT A entered the booth and asked the following questions: Who do you work for? (Detainee answered: Al Qaida), Who was your leader? (Detainee answered: Usama bin Laden), Why did you go to Orlando? (Detainee answered: I wasn’t told the mission), Who was meeting you? (Detainee answered: I don’t know), Who was with you on the plane? (Detainee answered: I was by myself). SGT R told detainee he was wasting SGT R’s time. Detainee told SGT A he was willing to drink.

1000: Detainee again said he has to go to bathroom. SGT R said he can go in the bottle. Detainee said he wanted to go to the bathroom because it’s more comfortable. SGT R said “You’ve ruined all trust, you can either go in the bottle or in your pants.” Detainee goes in his pants. SGT A continued approach.

1030: Assessment – Detainee has a greater deal of animosity toward SGT R. He is beginning to understand the futility of his situation. He has to understand that his antics will not stop the interrogation at all. We feel he is slowly realizing that he will not outlast the battle of wills. He is much closer to compliance and cooperation now than at the beginning of the operation.

1110: Interrogation team entered the booth; ENS C (Lead), IS1 E (Control), and a female DOD linguist. Lead attempted to engage detainee in conversation but detainee was unresponsive.

1115: Detainee requested to use the restroom. When offered a bottle he said that he wanted to go outside. Control told him he could not, he would have to use the bottle. Detainee agreed. As preparations were being made control was talking about his behavior and how to get off the gurney, detainee urinated in his pants.

1130: Lead began talking with detainee. Detainee began moaning and turning his head from right to left.

1140: Detainee in clear voice said that he needed to use the restroom. He engaged in clear and articulate conversation about getting off the gurney.

1200: Detainee said that he would eat.

1210: Detainee released from gurney and sat in chair. He ate two bites of meal and said it was enough. Control said he promised to eat the whole meal. Detainee ate the whole MRE.

1235: Detainee taken to restroom. He was told to empty himself completely. Detainee then washed and changed clothing.

1250: Detainee was given an opportunity to pray.

1320: Interrogation team entered room and detainee engaged in conversation regarding his statement about being Al Qaida. He said that he was mad at the guards and under much pressure.

1335: Detainee requested a second MRE as he was still hungry. He said he would end the hunger strike to stop the IVs. Lead kept small talk going.

1340: Detainee began crying hard spontaneously.

1350: Detainee said that when he came to Orlando he was turned away due to a visa problem. He said that he was coming on his own and was not Al Qaida. He said he did not know Usama bin Laden. He said “I don’t know what God wants.” Lead talked about the oath to Usama bin Laden and the detainee sat in silence listening intently. He said he knows nothing about Usama bin Laden.

1420: Detainee requested a third MRE. He was given an MRE and drank half a bottle of water. Detainee slowly engaged less and less while he ate. Detainee became evasive on most simple of requests.

1445: Detainee said “After I ate I feel better and will not talk.”

1500: Detainee stated “You are working with the devil. You can take me back to my brothers. I will not eat anymore. I will not drink anymore and I am not going to talk anymore.”

1505: Detainee began crying and praying.

1520: Detainee began talking about his situation. He continued to engage but much less.

1543: Break

1605: Resumed with detainee engaging very little.

1715: Team exited for a break. Control returned and began 9-11 theme.

1735: Detainee given opportunity to pray. He wanted to check if the sun was down himself but was refused.

1745: Control re-entered and continued 9-11 theme until relieved. Detainee did not speak but was actively listening and viewed all photos.

1800: Third shift commenced interrogating detainee.

1805: Detainee claimed he was innocent and that everything was just a coincidence.

1807: Detainee claimed that he admitted to be Al-Qaida because of the intense psychological pressure

1815: Detainee asserted his innocence and expressed remorse over the terrorist attacks

1820: Circumstantial evidence theme

1840: 9/11 video

1850: SGT B takes over interrogation and goes over the Manchester Document

1900: GWOT theme

1915: Detainee asked about Ramadan

1935: SGT M continues GWOT theme

1945: Break. Detainee refused both food and water.

2000: Detainee began to cry while watching 9/11 video

2100: Detainee claimed to have been pressured into making a confession

2130: Detainee requested to go back to Cuba

2135: Detainee refused to talk about his mission, the one that was between him and God.

2150: Detainee went to the restroom

2205: Manchester Document – security plans

2230: Futility and self-inflicted suffering

2320: Detainee refused food and water

2400: Detainee was checked by medical personnel and was allowed to rest

26 November 2002[edit]

0400: SGT R wakes detainee- MPs take detainee to bathroom- he is searched and cuffed to chair. Detainee takes a couple sips of water. SGT A advises detainee that a bottle of water is much easier than a bag.

0405: SGT A begins by quoting a verse from Qoran. Detainee is awake, but completely unresponsive.

0425: SGT A uses “ Manchester Document” theme, explains to detainee how he uses interrogation resistance techniques. Detainee is unresponsive; he has yet to speak a word. SGT R makes detainee stand up to avoid sleeping.

0430: SGT R states that because he (SGT R) is such a kind-hearted guy, he’ll let detainee sit down, but detainee will stand again if he falls asleep.

0440: SGT R makes detainee stand again to avoid sleep.

0445: SGT A explains how detainee is not mentally sick, he simply feels guilty.

0457: SGT R allows detainee to sit down.

0505: SGT A tells detainee that no one feels sorry for him; he has brought this on himself. Detainee takes two sips of water. Corpsman checks vitals. Guards take detainee on walk to wake him up. Detainee has not spoken a word.

0515: Detainee is returned to chair. SGT A gives Arabic greeting detainee returns it. Detainee says he’s mentally sick. SGT A explains to everyone in room how detainee is using Al-Qaida handbook. Corpsman rechecks vitals.

0545: Detainee is stood up for 2 minutes to avoid sleep.

0550: SGT R makes detainee stand up to avoid sleep for two minutes.

0555: SGT R makes detainee stand up to avoid sleep.

0620: SGT A allows detainee to sit down. SGT R explains the difference between his will and God’s will. Detainee asks to pray. SGT A says, “You can pray after you drink water” Detainee says he is fasting. SGT A doesn’t allow prayer. 0630: Detainee begins to chant. SGT R says, “If you continue to chant, I’ll turn on the music” Detainee stops chanting.

0645: interrogators take a break. Corpsman states we need to elevate left hand to alleviate swelling. Hand is cuffed above hand with a soft strap. No tension is on the arm. Detainee states he doesn’t want his hand tied up. “I will take responsibility for my hand” SGT A states “I’m glad you are taking responsibility for your hand. Not drinking caused the swelling.”

0700: SGT A covers circumstantial evidence theme.

0730: SGT R covers detainee’s personal failures.

0745: Doctor gives detainee checkup – vitals are good – shunt is cleaned – swelling in hand has gone down.

0800: SGT A covers “What we know” theme.

0820: SGT R covers “Failures” with more emphasis.

0850: SGT A allows detainee to sleep for 30 minutes. Detainee has spoken very little through the session and keeps falling asleep. The 30 minutes may help him engage a little more. After a brief discussion, interrogators decided to let detainee sleep until 1000 hoping to improve participation.

1005: SGT R wakes up detainee. Detainee goes to bathroom and is searched.

1010: SGT A gives “Futility” approach.

1045: SGT R runs a harsh pride & ego down approach. ENS C (as rehearsed earlier) comes in and asks SGT R what he is doing. ENS C says “Don’t talk to him like that, he’s a human being.” SGT R says “Human beings don’t kill 3000 people” and storms out.

1100: Second shift interrogation team enters booth – ENS C (lead) and IS1 E (control). Lead begins speaking to detainee but the detainee looks down and away.

1130: Detainee continues the silent conduct. Lead leaves and control instructs detainee to stand for ten minutes to stretch and wake up.

1150: Lead re-enters but subject continues not to engage in conversation. Lead runs “Circumstantial Evidence” theme. Medical checks detainee’s circulation.

1245: Detainee offered food and water. Detainee refuses. Team ate outside of detainee’s presence.

1330: Control enters and offers water. Detainee says he is fasting due to Ramadan. Detainee requested to pray and was told he could only pray if he drinks water. Detainee continues to refuse water but exchanges in dialogue with control. Detainee was allowed 10 minutes to pray. Medical removes shunt from arm.

1400: Lead continues to try to engage detainee in conversation. Detainee unresponsive.

1600: Detainee laid down with feet elevated due to swelling of feet. Detainee slept for 45 minutes.

1720: Detainee told it is time for prayer but he must drink water first. Detainee took one sip but was told he must drink it all. Detainee refused to drink water.

1800: SGT B began interrogation. Detainee refused to speak. Muslims in America theme was introduced.

1805: Levels of guilt was introduced.

1810: Detainee refused food and water

1835: SGT M takes over the interrogation. P&E down was employed (ie You look like hell. Do you want to see me everyday and pray on the floor where you urinated?)

1845: Manchester Document/Futility- The Al-Qaida training manual was written by somebody who never went through an interrogation.

1850: Why doesn’t Usama bin Laden use his children, or why does he not participate in suicide missions? Al-Qaida is falling apart theme/futility. SGT M reviewed with detainee the slips that he made.

1905: Manchester Document theme/futility

1930: P&E down

1940: SGT B takes over interrogation

2010: Detainee drinks a bottle of water and is allowed to pray. Comparison is made between idol worship and swearing Bay’a to Usama bin Laden.

2100: Detainee uses the latrine, walks around outside, and does knee bends to get the blood circulating. Medical check. Detainee checked out medically

2110: Muslims in America theme

2200: SGT M takes over interrogation

2230: Manchester Document theme/futility – Did you see how quickly the United States took over Afghanistan and how quickly the Jihadist fled the country or surrendered.

2235: Detainee became very uncomfortable with SGT M’s hand on his shoulder and tried to move it. Detainee seemed very disgusted at SGT M

2300: Detainee proclaims his innocence and requested that SGT M stop talking about Islam. (ie Usama bin Laden raped Islam. UBL hijacked Islam) Detainee stated, “If you interrogate me in the right way and the right position… you might find some answers.

2308: Detainee claimed that the interrogations are based on malice, hate, and jealousy. He said, “The treatment is wild and animalistic. Everybody has limits. Once those limits are crossed, what is somebody suppose to do?”

2310: Detainee said, “If I told the truth, everybody would get mad. If you interrogated me correctly… maybe if you rested and I rested… One interrogator after another… God and his angels see what is happening.”

2315: Detainee was on the verge of breaking

2339: Detainee shut down and medical personnel check detainee. Detainee used the restroom

2400: Interrogation ended. Medical check. Detainee was walked around the room for five minutes before going to bed to get his blood circulating. Detainee’s feet were elevated to reduce swelling in his feet.

27 November 2002[edit]

0400: SGT R (control) wakes detainee. Detainee goes to bathroom. MPs walk detainee around to wake him up and get fluids from IV to move. His feet have swollen due to excess fluid. SGT A (lead) begins Manchester Document.

0415: Detainee asked to pray at sunrise. Lead told him that he must drink _ bottle of water. Detainee held his hands up and readily accepted the water.

0510: Lead started playing 9-11 video. Detainee asked to go to bathroom half way through the video. Lead told him he would have to wait because she thinks he just asks for bathroom breaks just to get a mental break. Detainee did not ask to go to bathroom again.

0610: Video over. Detainee prayed and taken to bathroom. Detainee stated he was constipated. Corpsman states detainee is impacted and needs to drink three bottles of water or the detainee will be given an enima.

0640: Control explains the enima procedure. Control begins circumstantial evidence theme with “you’re a failure approach”. Detainee’s body language indicated he was becoming angry. Control nicknames detainee “Mo”.

0800: Doctor checks vitals – O.K. Lead starts Saudi Government theme and Al Qaida falling apart and talking theme. Lead covers circumstantial evidence theme in soft but stern voice. Detainee appears to be listening to lead.

0905: Detainee goes to bathroom and is walked around to stay awake.

0925: Lead starts “failure” approach with Al Qaida falling apart theme.

1000: Control puts detainee in swivel chair at MAJ L’s suggestion to keep him awake and stop him from fixing his eyes on one spot in booth. Detainee struggled with MP when MP moved chair. Control used “onion” analogy to explain how detainee’s control over his life is being stripped away. Control gives detainee three facts: we are hunting down Al Qaida every day, we will not stop until they are captured or killed, we control every aspect of your life. Detainee did not speak but became very angry with control.

1100: Detainee awakened and taken to the restroom.

1200: Interrogation team entered booth. ENS C (lead), IS1 E (control) and a female DOD linguist. Lead made polite conversation but detainee did not engage. Detainee asked for prayer. Was told it was not time yet. Detainee was offered water but refused. Detainee said he was fasting.

1225: Team brought in a home cooked Arab meal and offered to detainee. Detainee declined to eat and team ate in front of him.

1245: Detainee asked for prayer. He was told he would have to drink water. Detainee took a small drink and was told he would have to take the whole bottle. He finished the bottle and was allowed to pray.

1315: Detainee taken to bathroom. He stated that he made a small bowel movement. 1340: Detainee asked to eat and was offered the homemade meal. Control entered room and displayed agitation that detainee was now eating (a rehearsed event).

1400: Lead and detainee engaged in small talk about prayer.

1415: Medical visited detainee regarding constipation. Detainee was offered a suppository rub but he refused, saying he wanted an oral stool softener.

1440: Detainee asked to use the bathroom and was taken.

1500: Lead began speaking with detainee about prayer and Islam.

1600: Detainee complained of pain in head, and was offered a nap.

1715: Detainee was taken to bathroom.

1725: Interrogators offered to let detainee pray.

1800: SGT B began interrogation by talking about the numerous slip-ups that detainee has made since returning to Camp X-Ray.

1845: Detainee requested water and drank _ bottle

1900: Detainee used latrine and exercised.

1915: Interrogation team discussed the irony of Usama bin Laden choosing the name Al-Qaida (The Base) for his organization. Interrogation team took the position that God and the Koran should be the base and the foundation in everybody’s life.

2000: SGT M took over interrogation. Detainee became very agitated and yelled at SGT M for about five minutes. Detainee was restrained. SGT M continually stated that UBL’s mission was unrighteous and misguided and continually asked detainee who he worked for in Al-Qaida.

2030: Detainee drank water and went to the latrine.

2110: 9/11 Video was played for detainee. He became very agitated and violent. He tried to kick the DVD player and assault SGT M. MP had to restrain detainee. SGT M agitated detainee by grasping his shoulder and asking him the following two questions:

Who did you work for in Al-Qaida?
What was Al-Qaida doing in America?

2130: Detainee was sent to the restroom, but tried to resist.

2140: Detainee refused stool softener medication.

2145: SGT M initiated the Al-Qaida Falling Apart theme.

2200: SGT B continued with Al-Qaida Falling Apart theme and introduced detainee to the victims of 9/11. At this point, SGT B was very firm with detainee and took the moral high ground. SGT B expressed his disgust for detainee and accused detainee of being “unclean” because of his malicious intentions and desires to kill innocent men, women, and children. Detainee took great offense to being accused of being unclean and accused SGT B of not knowing what a harsh word he used.

2245: Detainee went to the latrine and exercised

2300: Detainee took the stool softener medication

2315: SGT M took over the interrogation.

2320: Detainee requested that SGT M stop saying that the Al-Qaida raped the Koran. He also said, “God is not Al-Qaida and the Koran cannot be raped.”

2325: SGT M read several passages out of the Koran that condemned Al-Qaida.

2342: Detainee spit on SGT M after SGT M said, “This was the reason (referring to the attacks of September 11) of your miserable existence; to go to the United States and kill innocent people.” Detainee also accused SGT M of working with the Jinn.

2350: Detainee proclaimed his innocence

2400: Medical personnel check detainee’s vital signs. Detainee went to sleep.

28 November 2002[edit]

0400: SGT R (control) woke detainee up. Detainee drank _ bottle of water, goes to bathroom and walks. Corpsman checks vitals. Detainee’s feet appear more swollen than yesterday. Detainee refused aspirin (offered to help reduce swelling). SGT A (lead) asks detainee about the kicking and spitting incident the night before. Lead explains how detainee has no control.

0415: Lead begins Al Qaida falling apart theme, goes into pride and ego down. Detainee was repeatedly shown picture of Bin Al Shibh and asked why Bin Al Shibh’s life was viewed as being more valuable than his. Detainee told that Bin Al Shibh was viewed as a future leader. Lead wondered out loud why Bin Al Shibh is better than detainee, if Saudis are supposed to be better than Yemenis. Detainee was told he should show Bin Al Shibh respect because he is better than detainee.

0530: Lead began asking about detainee’s family and asking what happened in his household that produced a terrorist. Lead also talked about pictures of 9-11 victims on the wall, focusing on children. Detainee still won’t look at lead. Detainee was told that if God keeps track of your sins, he would have millions so he should not be concerned about something as small as looking at a woman.

0615: Detainee told that he would be going to the bathroom. He said he didn’t have to go, but was told that he would go because we wanted him to. 0630: When control entered booth, detainee stated in English “Excuse me sergeant, I want to pray.” Control said “Have you earned prayer? I know you have a lot to ask forgiveness for, but I already told you that you have to earn it.” Detainee says “Please, I want to pray here” (pointing to floor next to his chair). Control responds no.

0635: Detainee placed in swivel chair. As control talked about victims’ pictures on wall, MPs rolled detainee to each picture. Particular attention was paid to the children. Control asked “Are these the faces of evil?” Detainee struggled with MPs during his stay in swivel chair. Detainee gets explanation of use of enima – seems embarrassed.

0700: Control gives Arabic lesson to detainee. Control writes the Arabic words for “liar” ,”coward”, and “failure” on the wall. Control asks detainee “are you a liar? Are you a failure? Are you a coward? Yes you are.” Detainee seemed surprised at control’s knowledge of Arabic. Control did this in response to detainee’s earlier use of english. Detainee said nothing during this session but showed apparent signs of anger toward the theme.

0740: Control takes break. Medical shows up and checks vitals. Detainee takes walk. Control asks in Arabic “how are you Mohammed?” Detainee responds in arabic “not bad”.

0800: Lead begins session, returning to Al Qaida falling apart. Asks detainee why Bin Al Shibh is better than him.

1041: After revisiting words written on the wall by control, detainee said (paraphrased) “You are using those words against me and they are hurting me. There’s no need to say those things to me. No man would accept those words.”

1125: Detainee awakened.

1150: Interrogation team entered the booth. ENS C (lead), IS1 E (control), and a female DOD linguist. Lead made small talk about family. Detainee non-responsive.

1205: Took pictures of 9-11 victims down.

1220: Offered water for prayer. At first detainee rejected but then accepted.

1240: Bathroom break.

1300: Subject was given cheeseburger and MRE. He had some worry if the burger was O.K. for him to eat[4], he finally decided it was.

1330: Detainee spoke with lead for a period of time but then began whining so lead left.

1400: Taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1430: Control entered room and started 9-11 theme. Detainee professed his innocence.

Theme was switched to circumstantial evidence.

1500: Detainee asked for bathroom break and was refused as he was using it as a ploy to interrupt interrogation.

1515: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1540: Control re-entered, continued circumstantial evidence, then switched to 9-11.

1645: Detainee requested prayer. He was told it was not time.

1700: Detainee was told it was time for prayer and was offered water. Detainee refused the water. Detainee was then taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. He then said he wanted prayer and would drink. He was told that he could have the water, however the time for prayer had passed.

1750: Detainee exercised and refused food and water. SGT B began interrogation

1840: Detainee refused food and water

1900: Detainee went to the latrine

1945: SGT M took over interrogation

2000: Detainee went to the latrine and drank two bottles of water to avoid get an enema

2020: Detainee exercised by doing knee bends. SGT M implemented SPC P’s “Mohammad the Slave” theme. Detainee stated that he is God’s slave. Circumstantial evidence theme.

2100: Detainee exercised and used the latrine

2115: Interrogation team left detainee to watch 9/11 video

2200: SGT M taped pictures of the 9/11 victims on detainee’s body

2305: Detainee proclaimed his innocence and said he would pass a polygraph test.

2230: Detainee went to the latrine

2340: Detainee exercised

2350: Medical check

2400: Detainee drank one bottle of water, used the latrine, and went to bed.

29 November 2002[edit]

0400: New linguist assigned to team. SGT R (control) wakes detainee. Corpsman advises detainee he need to drink three bottles of water of get an enema. After some resistance, detainee drinks one and a half bottles of water. Detainee walks for 15 minutes. SGT A (lead) begins approach.

0415: Run Manchester Document theme and muslims in America.

0600: Detainee does not ask for anything, but waits for control to enter room and asks to pray. Drinks one half bottle of water.

0610: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

0645: Control begins Arabic lesson. Explains detainee is a student and control is teacher. Detainee drinks one bottle of water.

0730: Doctor checks detainee. Tells detainee that if detainee doesn’t have a bowel movement, detainee will get an enema. Doctor says detainee’s feet look better.

0745: Control continues student/teacher approach.

0800: Control asks detainee, “are you a liar?” Detainee replies no. Control, “Then why did you tell me you’ve never been to the U.S.? Here’s the proof.” Controls shows circumstantial evidence of visit. Control tells detainee that he will show detainee how to embrace the truth. Detainee did not say anything else but paid close attention to control. Control gave commands at random times to stand and sit. Detainee complied.

0915: Detainee taken to bathroom. Lead begins pride and ego down approach.

1000: Detainee taken to bathroom. Base communication workers arrive to install command post phone lines, so detainee could not be walked.

1010: Lead resumes approach. Detainee began to fall asleep and was told to stand. When guard tried to teach detainee where to stand, detainee pushed guard. Other guards entered room and regained control. Detainee tried to complain, but lead told detainee that he might as well be speaking an alien language because no one wants to hear what he says.

1040: Lead laughed at detainee and this seemed to infuriate the detainee. Detainee told he must realize he has no control.

1100: Detainee used the latrine

1125: 2nd Shift entered the booth. Detainee would not engage in conversation but would make eye contact.

1200: Detainee prayed, walked, and used latrine

1220: Detainee refused lunch and stated that he was on a food and water strike

1320: Detainee used latrine and checked by medical

1440: Detainee exercised and used latrine. Detainee asked for a nap and was refused.

1500: Interrogators entered the room

1550: Detainee was given the chance to use latrine

1648: Detainee was offered prayer time if he would drink water. Detainee refused water

1650: Detainee used latrine and exercised

1700: Detainee returned to booth

1725: Detainee refused MRE.

1755: Interrogation session ended

1800: Shift 3 began interrogation

1920: Detainee refused food

1935: Detainee used latrine

1940: Detainee exercised

2100: Detainee used latrine

2105: Detainee refused food and water

2145: Detainee exercised

2400: Detainee refused water and was checked by medical personnel. Medical personnel indicated that detainee is getting very close to being dehydrated. Detainee complained of being dizzy and having a headache. Detainee went to bed.

30 November 2002[edit]

0402: First shift begins. Detainee awakened and sent to bathroom. Corpsman checked detainees vitals and determined that if the detainee didn’t drink any water he would need an IV.

0415: Detainee refused water.

0420: Interrogation began with lead running pride and ego down. Enforced control of detainee approach.

0530: Detainee refuses water, IV is started. Detainee offers no resistance.

0540: Detainee taken to bathroom. While in bathroom, “My shame causes me to look at the floor” was written on the floor in the interrogation booth.

0600: Detainee given another IV bag. Lead suggested the detainee elected this procedure because he wants people to feel sorry for him. Detainee stated that he didn’t choose IV. Lead stated that he did because he wasn’t drinking water.

0715: Detainee taken to bathroom.

0740: Interrogator began showing pictures of places in Saudi Arabia informing the detainee that he will never see these places again. Detainee gave indications he was near tears, then composed himself.

0830: Interrogator began 9-11 theme. Talked about innocent children victims. Detainee stated that he didn’t believe the person who wrote the information about the victims. Detainee made to wear sign that stated “I am going to hell because I am full of hate”

0915: Detainee taken to bathroom. Detainee received another IV bag. Shown 9-11 video. Detainee protested about the music on the video.[5]

1000: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee given another IV bag.

1030: Interrogator continued 9-11 theme with volume turned up high.

1105: First shift ended.

1115: Second shift began.

1140: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised, allowed to wash hands and pray.

1220: Detainee offered food and water. Detainee rejected the MRE and waited until the lead had started eating to say that he was now ready to eat. The lead did not give the detainee the MRE because he had rejected the food when it was offered and would not allow the detainee to manipulate the situation. Detainee then told lead not to bring food anymore.

1330: Detainee given 1-1/2 hour nap

1500: Detainee woken and taken to bathroom. Detainee was shown video of UBL laughing about the hijackers not knowing their mission. Detainee recounted cover story about buying used cars in the U.S. again.

1635: Break. Detainee continued cover story about buying used cars in the U.S. but was caught denying information he had just spoken about knowing A. T.[6]

1750: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1925: Detainee used the latrine. Third shift started by asserting control over the detainee by making him exercise.

2020: Detainee refused food and water

2035: Detainee refused water

2040: Medical evaluation determined an enema was necessary.

2045: Detainee received an enema and had his first bowel movement in many days

2100: Detainee exercised.

2200: Detainee ate one complete MRE and drank 1/3 bottle of water

2300: Detainee used latrine

2345: 3rd Shift ended

01 December 2002[edit]

0400: Detainee awakened and sent to bathroom. Corpsman checked detainee’s feet for swelling and wraps feet to avoid irritation from cuffs. Detainee exercised for 10 minutes.

0420: Detainee eats MRE and drinks water.

0445: Interrogator begins circumstantial evidence theme. Detainee made consistent eye contact, but did not speak.

0600: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Detainee asked guards to pray when control left the room. Control told detainee that he could not ask anyone other than the interrogator for anything.

0630: Interrogator continues circumstantial evidence theme.

0745: Detainee stated that he is on strike from food and water again. Corpsman administers IV. Detainee’s head is restrained by MP to prevent detainee from biting the IV.

0900: Detainee asked to have IV removed – denied. Detainee given one hour nap.

1000: Detainee taken to bathroom.

1101: Second shift began. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1115: Interrogation began. Detainee mostly unresponsive during discussion of 9-11 victims. Detainee asked for prayer and was denied since it wasn’t time. 1200: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Offered water and prayer time. Detainee drank one full bottle and prayed.

1240: Detainee ate one MRE and drank one half bottle of water. 1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Doctor checked vitals – O.K.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1450: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1615: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.

1715: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Detainee drank one bottle of water and prayed.

1800: Interrogation began. Detainee offered food and water, detainee refused. Detainee stated that his treatment was making him forget things. Detainee was questioned about his cover story and continued to deny knowing A. T.

1930: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised. Control started circumstantial evidence theme centering on the 9-11 hijackers. Detainee stated that if he had been with that group on that day, he would have been the pilot.

2115: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised. Control started talking about the Koran and the detainee became angry saying that the interrogator didn’t know anything about the Koran.

2230: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised. Control compared the Manchester document to the teachings of the Koran. Detainee remained quiet.

2400: Third shift ended.

02 December 2002[edit]

0400: First shift begins. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

0425: Lead began session. Detainee complained that guards were not nice.

0530: Detainee offered water – refused. Lead continued with circumstantial evidence theme.

0630: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Control started session with Arabic lesson and explained how Saudis go to Bahrain for alcohol and prostitutes. Continues we are in control approach.

0800: Detainee taken to bathroom and offered water.

0900: Detainee woken up and offered MRE – refused.

0910: Lead cleaned detainee’s face and combed hair and beard. Showed 9-11 video.

1000: Lead and control explained that detainee has no control.

1030: Control began “birthday party” and placed party hat on detainee. Detainee offered birthday cake - refused. Interrogators and guards sing “God bless America”. Detainee became very angry.

1100: Second shift began. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised for ten minutes.

1115: Control began talking to detainee to calm him.

1145: Lead enter booth and began talking to detainee. Detainee unresponsive.

1215: Detainee offered water and prayer. Detainee refused. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised for ten minutes.

1230: Detainee offered food and declined, then reconsidered and asked to eat. Detainee ate one MRE after the interrogators decided to allow him to eat if he asked nicely.

1330: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised ten minutes. Detainee unresponsive.

1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised ten minutes. Lead runs approach about holes in cover story.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised ten minutes. Lead continues approach and detainee tries to negotiate by saying that he will talk if he is returned to his brothers in Cuba.

1715: Detainee drank one bottle of water and prayed.

1730: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1800: Third Shift began interrogation with Al-Qaida Falling Apart theme. Detainee ate one Hostess Cupcake with interrogation team.

1845: SGT M began took over interrogation

1850: Detainee exercised

1940: Detainee ate one full MRE and drank _ bottle of water

1950: SGT B employed Circumstantial Evidence theme.

2010: Detainee exercised

2015: SGT M took over interrogation

2035: Interrogation team took a break

2100: Detainee exercised

2115: Detainee finished exercising

2120: SGT B employed Manchester Document, focusing on the beating and killing of hostages.

2135: SGT M took over interrogation and employed Futility and Saudi Government Left him themes

2200: Detainee began to tell his cover story again after SGT M questioned asked him about his future and what it would be like living in jail for the rest of his life. Detainee had been silent all night; therefore he was allowed to retell certain parts of his story again. Detainee provided more general information about alleged contacts in Saudi Arabia. Detainee was evasive about his family and would only request that Saudi Government ministries be contacted to verify his story. Detainee appeared nervous when asked if he had connections to Saudi royal family.

2300: SGT B questioned detainee extensively about his business plan. It became readily apparent that he knows very little about business and international trade.

2345: SGT M questioned detainee about his family. Detainee was very evasive and refused to provide anything other than his family’s PO box. BSCT observation indicated that detainee was lying during entire exchange.

000: Detainee used latrine and went to bed.

03 December 2002[edit]

0400: Lead woke detainee up and sent him to the bathroom. Detainee was exercised.

0425: Lead began session with circumstantial evidence theme and “you are a failure” approach.

0615: Detainee drank water and was sent to the bathroom and exercised.

0630: Control began session on circumstantial evidence theme with “you have no control” approach. Detainee was attentive but unresponsive.

0800: Detainee taken to bathroom. Refused meal stating that he is fasting.

0830: Lead and control started “tell the truth” approach using circumstantial evidence theme.

0930: Interrogators gave class to new MPs in view of detainee stating the resistance training, clouded thinking, series of mistakes, and attempts to gain control that the detainee has exhibited. Interrogators ran puppet show satirizing the detainee’s involvement with Al Qaida.

1040: Detainee was given a nap.

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to the bathroom, and exercised 10 minutes.

1120: 2nd shift interrogation team entered booth, ENS C, (Lead), IS1 E (Control) and a female DOD linguist. Discussion was aimed at calming detainee down as he was upset. Detainee was mostly unresponsive.

1210: Detainee given head break and 10 minutes exercise.

1225: Detainee was offered water and refused. He was refused “Salat.”[7]

1235: Detainee offered lunch and refused.

1330: Detainee given head break and 10 minute exercise.

1440: Detainee given head break and 10 minute exercise.

1550: Detainee given head break and 10 minute exercise.

1600: Detainee placed down for nap.

1900: Detainee asked for bathroom break, granted.

2000: Phase 1B begins. Detainee awakened and told he is being taken back to Cuba, hooded, and loaded into ambulance. Ambulance drove a few feet and detainee was taken out and into a different interrogation booth. ENS S lead interrogator with a female DOD linguist. ENS S was in civilian clothes and ran an approach to plant seeds in the detainee’s mind on how to end the interrogations. The approach centered around how Al Qaida had destroyed Islam and the detainee’s life had been spared because it was now his jihad to tell the world about how 9-11 was wrong, and help rebuild Islam.

2040: Detainee hooded and taken to new primary interrogation booth that was decorated with photos of 9-11 victims, the U.S. flag, flags of coalition forces in the global war on terrorism, and red lighting. Detainee was subject to loud music for 20 minutes.

2100: Hood was removed and U.S. National Anthem was played. CAPT W was lead interrogator with the same female DOD linguist.

2105: Detainee’s head and beard were shaved with electric clippers. Detainee started resistance when beard was shaved[8] and MPs had to restrain. Shaving was halted until detainee was once more compliant. LTC P supervised shaving. No problems occurred. Photos were taken of detainee when the shaving was finished.

2130: CAPT W began bad muslim theme. Detainee said CAPT W was oppressed.

2330: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K.

2345: Detainee hooded and walked for 10 minutes.

2400: Detainee taken to different interrogation booth where ENS S began asking questions about his mission to Orlando. Detainee unresponsive and did not make eye contact.

04 December 2002[edit]

0010: Detainee replied “I don’t know” when asked the question “What is a normal life?”

0100: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Five minutes later detainee said he wanted to eat. Interrogator continued questioning, the told detainee he could now eat. Detainee ate one MRE and drank water.

0115: Interrogator resumed session by telling the detainee the “right” way to interrogate him.

0120: Detainee was told that Usama bin Laden needed bodyguards to protect him from Islam (interrogator was hinting about the Taqfir without using the word) and that detainee’s family was also at risk. Detainee seemed either confused or concerned.

0130: Detainee was hooded and taken back to primary interrogation booth. Loud music was played and the “devil in the smoke” theme was run.

0200: SGT R (lead) and SGT L (control) enter booth. Detainee attempted to gain control by interrupting lead when the futility approach was started.

0300: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.

0320: Lead tells detainee Usama bin Laden is making a whore of Islam. Detainee told lead that he is “looking for trouble”. “Arrogant Saudi” approach is run. Detainee was angered by approach.

0400: Cover story is thoroughly mocked. Detainee dislikes theme and states that he will not talk until he is interrogated the proper way.

0515: “Usama bin Laden as a politician” is discussed. Detainee complains about a picture of a 9-11 victim being taped to his trousers – received the “I control all” speech from interrogator.

0615: Detainee told that the truth would get him back to his brothers in Cuba.

0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put to bed.

1100: Second shift began with IS1 E, SGT A , and a DOD linguist. Detainee was awakened in old interrogation booth by interrogators.

1130: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Moved to primary interrogation booth. Detainee complained that the General had said he should be returned to Cuba.

1230: Detainee was offered food and ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water.

1300: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes – complained of dizziness when walking.

1315: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Christina Aguilera music played. Interrogators ridiculed detainee by developing creative stories to fill in gaps in detainee’s cover story.

1410: Doctor checked vitals – O.K.

1415: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1540: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered water – refused. Circumstantial evidence theme ran. Detainee was asked what would happen to the hijackers souls on judgement day. Detainee responded that all the people in the towers were infidels.

1710: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1740: Doctor checked vitals and determined that detainee was becoming dehydrated. Drew blood to check kidney function. Lab results showed the detainee’s kidney function was normal.

1800: Third shift began with SGT L and SGT M and a DOD linguist. The detainee was given two IVs by the medic. The detainee began to talk when questioned on why he was clean shaven in his passport, and his answer was that he was not a good Muslim at that time. The detainee was bothered by the presence and touch of a female. Detainee tried to get out of the seat and restraints. Rules have changed theme was used. No response.

1900: Detainee was offered food and water he refused.

1920: Medical representative removed the IV.

2003: Detainee went to the latrine and was walked, offered food and water refused.

2102: Detainee was taken to the latrine and was walked.

2200: Detainee had not said a word since 2000 hours.

2300: Detainee performed exercise to reduce swelling of hands and feet.

2330: Detainee was taken to the latrine and walked, and on return he began to talk, in response to him being told that his travel story was weak.

05 December 2002[edit]

0001: First shift began. SGT R (lead) and SGT L (control) enter booth with interpreter. Lead follows up with questioning about detainee’s plane ticket.

0025: Control covers used car part of detainee’s cover story. Detainee complains about being tired.

0051: Detainee is exercised and hands are strung loosely above head to reduce swelling from an earlier IV. Detainee is told to stand to improve circulation.

0100: Detainee is offered water – refused. “Al Qaida falling apart; captured; talking” theme is run. “Al Qaida used Islam” theme is run.

0300: Detainee is checked and cleared by corpsman. Sent to bathroom and walked.

0330: “What we know” theme was run. Detainee asked to stand up. Was allowed to stand then told to sit down in order to maintain control.

0400: Detainee was told to stand and loud music was played to keep detainee awake. Was told he can go to sleep when he tells the truth.

0420: Detainee was given 30 minute nap since he was unable to stay awake during interrogation.

0450: Control covered detainee’s cover story.

0600: Lead enter booth and told detainee to sit up straight. Detainee would not comply and MPs sat him upright. Detainee told lead that he would only answer questions on his cover story, but did not elaborate any further on the story. Lead begins reclaiming control of session. Detainee is made to stand up and face the American flag while the national anthem is played. Detainee resists MPs as they maintain control.

0700: Detainee asks to go to bathroom. Lead tells detainee he must say “please”. Detainee complies and is taken to bathroom. Detainee asks for prayer – denied. Lead offers food and water – detainee states he is on strike. Detainee put to bed.

1020: Detainee woke up himself and requested to go to bathroom. Was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1100: Detainee awakened by 2nd shift interrogation team. Ran “Arrogant Saudi” approach and “Al Qaida destroyed Islam” theme. Detainee unresponsive.

1215: Detainee sent to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.

1240: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water. A bottle of water was also left with the detainee for him to sip on during the shift. Interrogators began “bad muslim” theme. Ran “circumstantial evidence” theme.

1400: Detainee sent to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman checked vitals and changed wraps on ankles. Detainee was O.K. Interrogator began reading from a book of Koranic prayers. Detainee became agitated and yelled for Allah. Detainee tried to kick interrogator and MPs held his legs and hands down. Interrogator began “lonely” theme and detainee lunged at interrogator. MPs regained control of detainee. Detainee stated that his emotions were making him behave badly, then started making odd faces. Interrogators told detainee that they had seen crazy people before and he was not crazy, so detainee stopped making faces.

1545: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.

1600: Medical checked vitals – O.K.

1630: Detainee told interrogators that he was in charge now and they would bring him food and water when he wanted and they would let him sleep when he wanted. Interrogators established control over detainee by having him alternately sit and stand. Detainee seemed near crying and was told not to cry on this shift.

1800: Detainee became irritated with the female invading his personal space. He made several attempts to push her away from him with his back because she was standing behind him. Detainee spit at SGT M and the DoD linguist because he was annoyed by the female behind him and they were seated directly in front of him. Detainee was offered water and food. He did not want water or food.

1900: Detainee was given a latrine break. After the latrine break detainee was exercised because he had swelling in his hands and feet. During the walking exercise the

detainee attempted to injure two guards. Detainee used all of his body weight elbowing one guard and then elbowed the other guard. The guards quickly restrained and secured the detainee to his chair and the interrogation continued. Detainee was offered water but he quickly denied it. The interrogation continued with the theme that the Rules have changed.

1945: Detainee finally decided to eat. He did not drink the water that was given to him with his meal.

2016: Medical representative took vitals of the detainee. She stated that the detainee’s vitals were normal. The interrogation continued with the theme being Saudi Government. The detainee was not responsive nor did he appear concerned with the Saudi Government.

2108: Detainee was taken to the Latrine. He was also offered water but he refused the water.

2225: Detainee became completely quiet, he would stare into space, and he would attempt to put his head down but when commanded to raise his head he would comply. The interrogation continued with the theme of the Manchester Document.

2320: Detainee was escorted to the latrine.

06 December 2002[edit]

0001: 1st shift begins. Interrogator talked about Zacarius Mousaui and his capture. Detainee stated that since Mousaui would’ve been the 20th hijacker, he could not be. Detainee also stated that if he had been one of the hijackers, he would’ve gotten into the country. Circumstantial evidence was run. Detainee stated that he couldn’t have applied for a visa in Riyahd three days after the Orlando incident because he was in the U.A.E.

0100: Detainee’s vitals are checked – O.K. Interrogators tried to engage detainee in discussion of falconry. Detainee complained about being asked the same questions, asked to be taken back to Cuba.

0130: Detainee offered water – refused.

0140: Detainee confronted with evidence of another detainee identifying him at a safehouse in Kabul. Detainee accused of being a bodyguard.

0230: Detainee sent to bathroom, walked for 20 minutes. Detainee drank one and a half bottles of water. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.

0300: Futility approach run. Detainee told this will never end and things will get worse.

0420: Detainee taken to bathroom.

0430: Discussed Saudi royal family and corruption in the middle east with detainee. Detainee states that corruption should be studied and stopped, can start out small and grow. Detainee uses analogy about someone smoking, then drinking, then moving on to drugs. Detainee will not discuss political corruption. Interrogator told him he must be very angry to do what he did. Detainee replied that he is a simple man and is not angry.

0530: Corpsman checks detainee’s IV stint. Detainee was asked how he feels about Al Qaida and replied that he is displeased because they killed innocent people.

0630: Detainee allowed to pray.

0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put to bed.

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes.

1115: Interrogation team entered the booth. Loud music was played that included songs in Arabic. Detainee complained that it was a violation of Islam to listen to Arabic music.

1200: Detainee refused a bathroom break and was walked 10 minutes.

1210: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K.

1225: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water. Started 9-11 theme. Detainee asked to pray when confronted with photos of child victims and was denied. Interrogators told detainee he was using religion as a tool to escape hard questions. “Al Qaida falling apart” theme was started. Detainee was told God was not with them because He had given detainee to us and helped us defeat Al Qaida and the Taliban. Detainee declared a hunger strike and said he would decide when to eat. Interrogators began “we control all” theme.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman replaced ankle bandages to prevent chafing from cuffs. Started “Al Qaida used Islam” and “bad muslim” themes. Detainee said “I will tell the truth” and told the interrogator to get out some paper. He also said “I am doing this to get out of here”. Detainee began talking but would not give any information about people other than himself. Detainee talked about traveling to Afghanistan and meeting UBL who gave him money and sent him to America. Detainee also talked about his travel after he was turned away from Orlando.

1600: Detainee allowed to pray after promising to continue cooperating. Detainee asked for air conditioner to be turned off and asked for blanket – both were given.

1610: Detainee offered water and bathroom break – refused.

1715: Detainee allowed to pray.

1730: Detainee ate an apple. Refused water and bathroom break. Detainee’s story began to get vague and had many holes where third party involvement should have happened. Interrogators eventually determined the detainee was veering away from the truth and closed their shift.

1930: Third shift interrogation team enters the booth. The approaches employed were Pride and Ego down, Fear Up Harsh, and Invasion of Space by a Female. The detainee became very violent and irate. Detainee attempted to liberate himself from the chair in order to get away from the female. He struggled for approximately forty minutes attempting to move out of the presence of the female.

2030: Detainee was exercised for approximately fifteen minutes. The Medical Representative checked the detainee’s blood pressure and weight. She cleared the detainee for further interrogation. Detainee refused water and food. Interrogation continued with the theme of Al Qaeda falling apart. The approach that was used during this phase of the interrogation was pride and ego down with an occasional fear up harsh if necessary.

2100: Detainee was sent to latrine.

2115: Detainee was offered food and water once again and he refused.

2150: Detainee was given a latrine break. He was offered food and water and he refused.

2230: Again detainee was offered food and water. He refused to eat or drink water.

2320: Detainee stated that he met M. K. in the United Arab Emirate during his travels. He stated that K. was a businessman, 5’10” tall, Afghani, and in his mid to late 30’s. The interrogation team believed this was a lie and the detainee began to stare at the wall quietly as SGT M continued to interrogate detainee using the pride and ego up with a fear up harsh combination.

2340: Medical representative checked the detainee at the request of the Military Police.

07 December 2002[edit]

0001: First shift began. Detainee made to stand for the National Anthem. Interrogators began harsh pride & ego down by poking holes in the new cover story and outlining the rules he must live by now.

0100: Detainee taken to porch where he can see foraging banana rats and told that he chose this life with the rats. He is reminded of the good things in life that he chose to leave behind.

0120: Issues arise between MPs and dog handler. CAPT W talks with all parties and resolves issues.

0320: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Corpsman checks vitals – O.K.

0345: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Detainee asked for music to be turned off. Detainee was asked if he can find the verse in the Koran the prohibits music.

0350: Corpsman checks vitals – detainee refuses Motrin and water. Corpsman asked detainee if he has dizziness or a headache – detainee says yes. Corpsman explains it is from lack of water. Vitals show dehydration is beginning. Corpsman calls doctor.

0415: Detainee admits story he told interrogators was false. Stated he told the story because he was under pressure. Detainee was told he chose to be here, and was given the list of decisions he made that brought him here and was told he needs to take responsibility for his actions. Detainee was given an IV by corpsman. Detainee was told that we would not allow him to die.

0515: Detainee offered food and eats peanut butter and crackers. Began “God’s will” approach. Detainee told Al Qaida chose him because he was expendable. Interrogators asked detainee how he could stay in Afghanistan and not see any Taliban personnel. Detainee stated that Taliban people spoke good Arabic. Interrogators revisited falcon story.

0600: Interrogators revisited the new cover story and poked holes in it.

0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put to bed. 24 HOUR RECUPERATION STAND-DOWN BEGINS

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. Schedule is given to MPs to offer water every hour, take detainee to bathroom and walk every one and a half hours, offer food once per shift, and keep music playing to prevent detainee from sleeping during stand-down. MPs are instructed not to converse

with detainee except to issue commands. MPs are given log book to log all scheduled activities.

2000: Corpsman checks vitals and finds the detainee’s pulse is unusually slow. Doctor arrives and decides to perform an EKG – leaves to get EKG machine.

2050: Doctor returns and performs EKG. Heartbeat is regular but very slow – 35 bpm. Doctor consults with another doctor.

2130: Decision is made to take detainee to GTMO hospital to perform a CT scan of the detainee’s brain to see if there are any irregularities.

2215: Depart to hospital.

2230: Arrive at hospital and begin CT scan.

2330: Doctors review scan and do not find any conclusive evidence of any conditions, but request the detainee be kept overnight until a radiologist can be flown in to ensure there are no anomalies. Detainee is placed in isolation ward and hooked up to monitor heart rhythm.

08 December 2002[edit]

Detainee’s electrolytes are checked and corrected. Potassium was slightly below normal due to not eating. Detainee’s left leg was swollen and an ultrasound was performed to check for blood clots. No blood clots were detected and the detainee’s swelling went down naturally. A radiologist was flown in from Roosevelt Roads and checked the detainee’s CT scan - no anomalies were found. No unusual heart rhythms were recorded by the monitor during the detainee’s stay and his heart rate returned to normal naturally. The detainee slept most of the day between meals.

09 December 2002[edit]

0800: Detainee’s checks are all good. Plans are underway for release in the afternoon.

1800: Detainee is hooded, shackled and restrained in a litter for transport to Camp XRay. ENS C rides in the ambulance with the detainee and informs him that he has a choice to make; tell the whole truth and return to his brothers in Cuba or remain silent and return to X-Ray.

1830: Detainee arrives at Camp X-Ray and is returned to interrogation booth. ENS C enters booth with detainee and gives a last chance to tell the whole truth. Detainee is uncooperative and ENS C leaves. CAPT W enters booth and informs the detainee that he had been medically cleared and only he could make it stop, otherwise it would get worse.

1900: Detainee was exercised for good health. He was also offered food and water. He refused the food and water.

2000: Detainee was walked around for improving his circulation and exercise purposes. He was offered food and water but he refused. He was taken to the latrine but he refused to use it.

2030: The detainee’s vitals were checked by the medical representative. She stated that they were normal. The interrogation continued.

2100: Detainee was taken to the latrine. He did not refuse to use it because he stated that he had to do number two. He refused water and food.

2145: Detainee replied to question that was posed by SGT M. Detainee had been shown several pictures of little old women that died in the 9/11 terrorist attack. SGT M asked the detainee what could these little old women do? Were they going to drop a bomb or fly a plane into the holy city of Mecca? The detainee shook his head and replied “no”. Later, SGT M asked, do you think the people that are jumping from the burning building are going to go to heaven or hell. The detainee replied with I don’t know.

2240: Detainee was exercised for improved circulation, reduction of swelling in feet and overall good health. Detainee refused water and food.

2340: Detainee was repulsed by the female invasion of his personal space. He made several attempts to stand up in order to prevent her from entering his personal space. He attempted to appeal to SGT M but that was not effective. SGT M continued with fear up harsh until the detainee would give new information but the detainee continued to give old information so, he was silenced (by the interrogation team). Detainee refused water. He was sent to the latrine.

10 December 2002[edit]

0000: Interrogation team entered the booth and played the national anthem. Detainee was made to stand and put his hand over his heart. Lead explained rules to detainee. Ran pride and ego down approach. Played loud music to keep detainee awake.

0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.

0300: Detainee offered food and water – eats crackers, peanut butter, and drinks water with koolaid.

0330: Detainee asked about relationships with women and what his mother would think of him. Detainee said the Saudi government knew he was innocent. Interrogators replied that the Saudi government knows he is guilty and that is why he is here.

0400: Lead established control over detainee by instructing him not to speak and enforcing by playing loud music and yelling. Detainee tried to regain control several times by starting to talk about his cover story. Detainee was not listened to.

0530: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked for 20 minutes.

0600: Futility approach was run. Rules have change theme was run. It can get a lot worse theme was run. Detainee attempted to talk but was silenced by interrogator through yelling and loud music. Detainee cursed interrogator and pleaded his innocence. Circumstantial evidence theme was run. Interrogator turned on the music and left the booth for the last 20 minutes of the shift, detainee screamed for the interrogator to come back as he departed the booth.

0700: Detainee was put to bed.

1030: Detainee woke up on his own and requested to go to the bathroom. He was taken to the bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.


1100: 2nd shift began by waking the detainee to music. Interrogators told detainee how happy they were that he was back. Detainee was mostly unresponsive. Reinforced the notion that the detainee would be here a long time.

1215: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Food and water were offered and the detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water. Interrogators engaged the detainee in conversation about marriage and dating. Detainee said that he had a chance to marry but refused. He said that he would like to marry someday. The detainee then stated that he was having emotional problems and needed to see a doctor for this. Detainee stated the Jinns had control of his emotions and only a trained doctor could help him. He stated that he would tell everything to a doctor in the same way that he had previously stated that he would tell all if he was taken back to Cuba. Detainee was told he would have to describe what was wrong before a doctor could be brought in. Detainee became unresponsive upon hearing this.

1400: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused. Interrogators covered the resistance techniques he had used and asked him to perform the “crazy Mohammed” facial expressions again. Detainee began to cry. Interrogators recounted the “emotional Mohammed” from earlier in the session and the detainee became stoic again.

1600: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1615: Offered water to detainee – refused. Loud music was played and the interrogators began yelling at the detainee. Pride and ego down approach was run. Al Qaida falling apart theme was used.

1715: Offered water to detainee – refused.

1800: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 10 minutes.

1830: Detainee became very annoyed with the female invading his personal space. He spit on her several times. He tried to push her away using his head. He attempted to move her chair by using his feet to push her chair away from him. Detainee was offered water but he refused to drink it.

1930: Detainee was offered water but he refused it. He was taken to the latrine. Medical Representative weighed detainee and logged detainee’s weight at 119 pounds. He was 123 pounds with the three piece suit.

2000: Detainee ate two cheese filled pretzels and when he was given his meal he accepted it and began to eat. He devoured all of his MRE.

2030: Detainee was exercised for good circulation and overall good health. He was also taken to the latrine. He was offered water but he refused.

2140: Detainee was offered water; he refused to take the water. He was taken to the latrine; he did not use it. He stood at the door and waited until we allowed him to return to the interrogation booth.

2230: Detainee was taken to bathroom. Detainee urinated on himself as he was being taken to the latrine. Detainee was allowed to clean himself while in the bathroom. He was offered water and refused.

2307: Detainee was exercised.

2339: Medical representative took detainee’s pulse rate and vital signs. She said they were all normal. Detainee was taken to the latrine. He refused water.

11 December 2002[edit]

0001: Detainee stood and faced the flag for the national anthem. He showed less resistance towards facing the flag than on previous days. Both interrogators began the “pride and ego down approach”. This approach was utilized throughout the session. The lead (SGT R) gave detainee the rules for the session. 1) no talking 2) don’t ask for anything 3) face forward 4) no sleeping.

0050: Detainee refused water

0100: Detainee began to cry during pride and ego down. Detainee was reminded that no one loved, cared or remembered him. He was reminded that he was less than human and that animals had more freedom and love than he does. He was taken outside to see a family of banana rats. The banana rats were moving around freely, playing, eating, showing concern for one another. Detainee was compared to the family of banana rats and reinforced that they had more love, freedom, and concern than he had. Detainee began to cry during this comparison.

0202: Detainee refused water. Detainee was walked for 10 minutes. Control (SSG M) continued “p&e” down approach. Detainee was unresponsive. He appeared to struggle controlling his anger.

0310: Detainee refused water. Walked for 10 minutes. Used bathroom. Vitals checked by medic and within normal limits.

0320: Detainee was agitated at music being played in his presence and attempted to voice his opinion. He was ignored and moved excessively during this time while seated in the chair with his hands clenched in a fist.

0418: Detainee was offered water; he refused the water. Detainee was offered food; He refused the food. Detainee was exercised by walking him around to prevent swelling in his feet. Bandages on legs were replaced with sterile bandages to prevent chafing.

0503: Detainee refused water. Control continued the “pride and ego down approach” using the circumstantial evidence as a theme

0600: Detainee refused water. Detainee was exercised to prevent swelling of his feet. Control and lead continued P&E down approach.

0700: Detainee vitals taken and are within normal limits. Detainee was sent to bathroom. Upon return, he began his four hours of rest.

1100: Detainee was awakened, taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1115: Interrogation team enter the booth and started talking about how glad they were that he was back and that they would have a BBQ in his honor. When the detainee stated that he would not want any of that food, the interrogators told him that the BBQ wasn’t for him, it was for everyone else. Interrogators talked about detainee’s loss of freedom. Interrogators held an exorcism to purge the evil Jinns that he claimed were controlling his emotions. Detainee was more responsive after the exorcism.

1200: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered food and water.

1230: Detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water. Interrogators instructed detainee how to mix up the tea and coffee in the MRE. Detainee was drinking the coffee and started ignoring the interrogators, so the interrogators took away the

detainee’s coffee. The detainee asked for the coffee back several times in the next hour. The lead held the coffee in front of the detainee and when the detainee reached for the coffee, the interrogator poured the coffee on the floor. The detainee seemed to be mad at the interrogators for the remainder of the shift.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes.

1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. The futility approach was run. The detainee was allowed to speak to the linguist for five minutes. The detainee tried to develop rapport with the linguist and the interrogators reentered the booth and ran the futility approach by telling the detainee the linguist was on their side. Control began talking in a low sympathetic tone of voice and spoke to him about his past, present, and possible future. Detainee began to cry. Detainee asked to sleep in a different room and only be interrogated in the present room. Control asked why the detainee would make such a request and detainee replied that control was human. The BSCT observed that the detainee was only trying to run an approach on the control and gain sympathy.

1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 10 minutes. The interrogators started the BBQ outside the interrogation booth and ate in the booth so the detainee could see them.

1800: Detainee refused water and food. He stared at the ground and wall while humming to himself. The futility approach was run for the entire shift.

1900: Detainee was taken to the latrine. Detainee refused water and food.

1930: An attempt was made to exercise detainee but detainee refused to walk on his own. He attempted to pray as the guards carried the detainee back to the interrogation booth. Detainee complained of feeling dizzy as he held his head in his hands. The medical representative took detainee’s vital signs. They were normal. The medical representative told the detainee that he had to drink water or else he will continue to feel dizzy. The detainee was also told that the next step would be to give him an IV. Detainee still refused to drink water.

1955: Detainee still refuses to drink water or eat some food. Still complaining of being dizzy.

2000: Latrine break for the detainee. No new information was given by the detainee. Detainee was told not to talk because he is not giving any new information.

2100: Detainee refused water. Latrine break for the detainee was given.

2120: Medic took vitals and weight. All normal except it may be necessary to give the detainee several IVs because his vitals although normal at the moment continues to fall. Medic had warned the detainee that if he doesn’t drink water that he will be given several IVs in order to replace the fluids that he has lost.

2200: Latrine break for the detainee. Still refusing to drink water.

2245: Detainee still refusing to drink water. Medical representative took the detainee’s vital signs. They were not good so the detainee was being prepared to receive the needed IVs.

2312: Medical representative had begun to administer the first of three IVs. No new information was given by the detainee.

12 December 2002[edit]

0001: Detainee was subjected to white noise (music) waiting for his IV’s to be completed.

0110: Detainee had his 3rd IV removed. He was exercised to improve the circulation to his legs. Detainee used restroom. Detainee had vitals checked, which were within normal limits. Detainee refused water.

0140: Detainee shown video of Taliban Bodies and Die Terrorist Die.

0150: Interrogators gave detainee rules for the evening. 1) No talking. 2) Face forward. 3) Don’t ask for anything. Detainee almost immediately began to speak. The interrogators screamed at detainee until he stopped. Detainee was reminded of his worthlessness as a human being. He was reminded of the fact that his standard of living is less than a Banana rat. While running the Pride and Ego (P/E) down approach, SSG M showed the bottom of his boot to detainee. Detainee had one of the longest emotional outbursts seen yet. He went into a fit of rage yelling insults in English and Arabic to interrogators. He began to move his arms and legs in his chair as if to want to break away from the shackles and attack. He then began to make statements about his story. He was cut off and told to think about what he wanted to say. He was left in the booth for approximately 10 minutes to think about the statements he wanted to make.

0230: Interrogators returned to the booth and reminded detainee of what he was supposed to think about in order to go back to his brothers in Cuba. He began to talk and again introduced going to America, “the land of opportunity,” (Orlando Florida) to conduct a car business. Detainee was cut off and told that we did not want to hear this story anymore. P/E down continued.

0300: Detainee was exercised for 10 minutes, used Bathroom and refused water.

0350: Detainee was unable to stay awake. Tried to stand him up to keep him awake but was unable to stay awake. Detainee was allowed to sleep for 1 hour 10 minutes.

0500: Detainee was woken up exercised for 10 minutes, taken to use bathroom and declined water and food.

0515: P/E Down continued. Detainee was asked if he could remember when he last he felt love? When he last laughed? Last felt Happy? When he last felt like he was worth something? Interrogators compared lifestyle difference between Camp Delta and Camp X-ray. Camp Delta – Could live in a cell and communicate with others; could read if he wants to, practice his religion if he wants to; could laugh with others, could write and receive letters, could sleep when he wants to; drink when he wants to; move around freely in his cell when he wants to; use the bathroom when he wants to and at least feel like a human being with normal emotions. Camp X-ray- live in a wooden box with no communications and constantly reminded of his low level of self worth; unable to laugh and only be laughed at; unable to write or receive letters; unable to read; unable to choose when he sleeps, drinks or go to the bathroom; unable to move around freely; unable to practice his religion when he wants to; unable to feel like a human being; the only feeling he knows at camp x-ray is the hate he brought with him. Interrogator told Detainee to think about what he could have at the camp with his brothers. Detainee listened to Arabic music for 15 minutes before start of rest period.

0700: Detainee begins 4 hour rest period.

1100: Detainee was awakened, taken to the bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Coffee was offered and initially refused. Detainee later accepted coffee and drank one sip. He said he did not want any but took a sip to not be disrespectful. Covered rules have changed theme. Discussed prison life in America. Showed bits of the movie “The Green Mile”. Detainee became unresponsive and the interrogators interjected that perhaps they needed to perform an exorcism. Detainee became more responsive.

1215: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee became relatively unresponsive again. Interrogators discussed how they had been relatively nice to him.

1230: Detainee was offered food and ate one MRE and drank about 3 oz water. Interrogators decided to escalate detainee’s emotions and began ridiculing him. Detainee became very angry and started to cry. Interrogators instructed the detainee not to cry.

1400: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered water – refused. Interrogators started playing music and asked the detainee if music offended him. He said it did and the interrogators told him if he could show them where the Koran said it was a sin to listen to music, they would turn if off. Detainee said he did not know where it was. Linguist said the Koran said nothing about listening to music. Detainee said it was in the Hadith, but could now specify where it was. Began Al Qaida falling apart and Taliban themes. Detainee was asked why Al Qaida and the Taliban had the resources to help starving women and children but had done nothing, violating one of the pillars of islam.

1600: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered water – refused.

1615: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Bandages around ankles were replaced to prevent chafing. Detainee was offered water – refused. Interrogators told detainee that he was not respected because he did not answer questions. Interrogators asked if the detainee would not or could not answer and told him that they would respect him as long as his answer was truthful.

1700: Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1800: Detainee was awakened from a short nap by the interrogation team. Refused water and food. Latrine break for the detainee.

1830: SGT L started “invasion of personal space” approach. Detainee attempted to free himself from restrains. Detainee requested of SGT M to have SGT L removed from the interrogation booth.

1930: Latrine break for the detainee and exercised for circulation purposes. Medical representative weighed detainee. He weighed in at 119 pounds. He was offered food and water but he refused.

2000: The doctor arrived and spoke with the detainee concerning any pains. Detainee complained about having pains in his kidneys and the doctor explained that the reason he was experiencing these pains was due to the fact that he has not been drinking water. The doctor suggested to the detainee that he drink water but the detainee refused. The detainee was warned that he would eventually have to be

given an enema if he continues to refuse water. Detainee did not appear to care about the doctor’s advice.

2041: Latrine break for the detainee. Would not answer in complete sentences only in short phrases. He mentioned the name A as his contact once in Orlando but this was not new information, the detainee has given this name on another occasion. Up to this point the theme Circumstantial Evidence was being employed. The medical representative cleaned and re-wrapped left arm because the IV was still in place. Detainee refused water.

2140: Detainee refused water. Detainee says he is having pains in his kidneys. He continues to stare at the wall and floor without any reply.

2210: Al Qaeda Falling apart theme was employed and continued throughout the night. Latrine break and exercised. Detainee refused water.

2319: Detainee was shown all of the pictures from the Al Qaeda Falling binder and he stated that he did not know any of the men in this binder.

13 December 2002[edit]

0001: Upon entering the booth, lead played the call to prayer with a special alarm clock. Detainee was told, “this is no longer the call to prayer. You’re not allowed to pray. This is the call to interrogation. So pay attention.” Both lead and control participated in a “pride and ego down” approach. Control told detainee, “UBL has made a whore of Islam. Since you follow UBL, you also rape Islam.” Control put a sign on detainee that had the Arabic word for coward written on it. Explained how the words liar, stupid, weak, and failure apply to detainee. Detainee showed very little emotion during the initial portion of the session, except for the occasional smug smile that was met with immediate taunts and ridicule from the interrogators.

0120: Lead ordered detainee to go to bathroom and walk for twenty minutes. Refused Water. Corpsman checked his vital signs and stated he was fine. Both interrogators continued with the “futility” and “pride and ego down” approaches. On occasion when the detainee began to drift off into sleep, lead dripped a couple of drops of water on detainees head to keep him awake. Detainee jerked violently in his chair each time.

0240: After a bathroom and walking break and detainees refusal of water, the interrogators continued the aforementioned approaches. Detainee showed little response during this session. Detainee became increasingly tired and incoherent.

0320: Detainee received walking and bathroom break. Refused water. He then slept for one hour, followed by one hour in his chair listening to white noise.

0530: Control showed detainee the banana rats and stated that they live better than he does. Lead asked detainee, “what do you think is going to happen to you? what would a judge do if he saw all the information that links you to Al-Qaida?” detainee stated, “I’m not associated with Al-Qaida.” After that statement, control read all circumstantial evidence collected against detainee. Detainee attempted to hide his emotions, but was clearly frightened when asked if the judge had enough evidence to convict him.

0700: Detainee walked, refused water, and allowed to begin four hour rest period.

1100: Detainee awakened and offered coffee – refused.

1115: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Offered water – refused. Interrogators began telling detainee how ungrateful and grumpy he was. In order to escalate the detainee’s emotions, a mask was made from an MRE box with a smiley face on it and placed on the detainee’s head for a few moments. A latex glove was inflated and labeled the “sissy slap” glove. This glove was touched to the detainee’s face periodically after explaining the terminology to him. The mask was placed back on the detainee’s head. While wearing the mask, the team began dance instruction with the detainee. The detainee became agitated and began shouting. The mask was removed and detainee was allowed to sit. Detainee shouted and addressed lead as “the oldest Christian here” and wanted to know why lead allowed the detainee to be treated this way.

1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1320: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Detainee was unresponsive for remainder of session. Afghanistan / Taliban themes run for remainder of session.

1430: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1500: Detainee offered water – refused.

1510: Corpsman changed bandages on ankles, checked vitals – O.K.

1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1600: Corpsman checks vitals and starts IV. Detainee given three bags of IV.

1745: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1800: Detainee was unresponsive.

1833: Detainee was allowed to sleep.

1925: The detainee was awakened by interrogation team. He was offered food and water but he refused.

1945: The interrogation team and detainee watched the video “Operation Enduring Freedom”.

2120: Detainee was sent to the latrine. Offered water but he refused.

2200: Detainee exercised for good health and circulation. Medical representative took detainee’s vital signs and removed the IV housing unit from the detainee’s arm. The detainee’s pulse rate was low (38) and his blood pressure was high (144/90). Detainee complained of having a boil on his left leg, just below his knee. The medical representative looked at the his leg and phoned the doctor. The doctor instructed the corpsman to recheck the detainee’s vitals in one hour.

2300: Detainee refused water and food. He was taken to the latrine and exercised in order to assist in improving the detainee’s vital signs.

2345: The medical representative rechecked the detainee’s vital signs. The detainee’s blood pressure had improved but it was still high (138/80) and his pulse rate had improved but it remained low (42). The corpsman called the doctor to provide an update and the doctor said operations could continue since there had been no significant change. It was noted that historically the detainee’s pulse sometimes drops into the 40’s in the evenings.

14 DECEMBER 2002[edit]

0001: Interrogation team was briefed on condition of the detainee’s mental and physical state. Detainee’s hands were cuffed at his sides to prevent him from conducting his prayer ritual.

0025: Lead begins berating detainee as coward and liar. Lead taped picture of 3 year old victim over detainees heart. Detainee is told he will never leave Cuba. Lead states that if he does not tell the truth, the interrogator will keep talking to him everyday until he does. Control orders detainee to sit up and pay attention. Control dripped a few drops of water on detainees head to keep him awake. Detainee struggles when water is dropped on his head. Detainee attempts to talk, but both control and lead scream over the detainee until he stops.

0120: Interrogators take a break and detainee listens to white noise. Detainee goes to bathroom and is exercised while hooded. Detainee returns to booth and continues to listen to white noise.

0140: Interrogators enter the booth and play cards while conducting a p/e down. Detainee is told that we get paid to mess with him so we might as well play cards, a leisure he cannot participate in. Detainee is told to shut up and stay awake. At times detainee began to fall asleep and water was dripped on his head as he was ridiculed. White noise was playing in the background.

0330: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Corpsman checks vitals and offers detainee water and food. Vitals are within normal range and detainee refuses water and food. Detainee is returned to booth and p/e down is continued.

0500 Detainee is exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee refuses water. He is returned to the booth and listens to white noise until 0530 while interrogator continues p/e down. Interrogator begins to remind detainee of his low self worth, and his lack of love, laughter, religion, decision making. He was reminded of the difference of standard of living between camp x-ray and camp delta and is asked, do you want to return to your brothers in Cuba?” Detainee is non responsive. Interrogator begins to ask rhetorical questions of detainee such as do you think you will ever laugh again, love again, be loved again, know what joy is, practice your religion freely again, make decisions on your own again, communicate to others again, have friends again. Interrogator pulls out U.S. department of justice immigration and naturalization service record of deportable/ inadmissible aliens and is asked rhetorical questions about his travel to Orlando, Florida. During this rhetorical questioning he broke his silence and mentioned the names A and M. Intel officer related that A is a big fish and to exploit how he knew A.

0700: Detainee was allowed time to think about what he wanted to say regarding his travel to the US and would be given the opportunity to go to sleep. (fact is that intel officer was going to get a picture of A for interrogator to show detainee at a later time. Next shift should see if detainee can identify this as the A he mentioned.) Detainee was taken to restroom and asked if he wanted water. Detainee refused water. Detainee was then directed to go to sleep.

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1115: Interrogation entered the booth. Offered water to detainee – refused. Detainee looked angry and stated he was on strike from interrogation. Detainee unresponsive. 9-11 theme was run with religious overtones.

1230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1245: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water.

1330: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Topic of music was run with Koranic verses that support that music is not forbidden. Detainee was given an Koran to read along with the interrogators to see the verses for himself. It should be noted that the detainee had trouble finding verses in the Koran as if he had rarely read a Koran himself. He also read the Koran as any other book where devout Muslims will “sing” or chant the verses as they read. Detainee seemed self-conscious about his trouble with the Koran.

1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Continued music theme.

1630: Corpsman checks vitals – gives three bags of IV. Detainee was confronted with verses in Koran that state adding prohibitions not mentioned in the Koran is a sin. Detainee broke down crying and asking God for forgiveness, stating that he was with strangers. He still said that music was forbidden and stated that he could do nothing about the music that was played in the booth. Detainee was shown photo of Al Masri and did not recognize him. Detainee asked to pray and was denied by the interrogator. Interrogator stated that the detainee would have to regain his honor before he would be allowed to pray.

1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1800: Interrogation began, 3rd IV began finished. Theme of being able to read cards Used, detainee stated that he did not believe in card readers but he paid close attention to the reading stating that all the innocent spirits will haunt him in this life and the next one to come.

1930: Detainee had a Latrine break and exercise.

2000: MD checked out a cyst on his right lower leg, and concluded that it was not infected and it would not be a problem. MD informed the detainee that he needs to drink water or else he might develop a kidney stone and it would be painful. Vitals checked 102/79 and a pulse of 49.

2115: Latrine break and exercise. Detainee ate a MRE and consumed water. Pictures Al-Qaida members shown and the detainee said he did not know any one of them.

2300: Latrine break and exercised. Circumstantial evidence shown to detainee and he gave the same story.

2315: Medical check 110/72, and pulse of 59, 130 pounds.

2330: Detainee drank a full bottle.

2400: Interrogation ended.

15 DECEMBER 2002[edit]

2400: Lead entered booth and began P/E down. Detainee denies that he gave out names during same session a day ago.

0100: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked for 20 minutes. Lead instructed corpsman to ask detainee if he wanted food or water – refused water but wanted food. Detainee ate one MRE and drank _ bottle of water. Detainee listened to music until 0230.

0230: Lead berated detainee for claiming to be on hunger strike, even though he eats regularly. Detainee became angry.

0300: Corpsman checks vitals – O.K. Detainee offered water – refused.

0310: Lead incorporated circumstantial evidence into “rape of Islam” theme.

0400: Detainee given one hour nap.

0500: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee offered water – refused. Lead started P/E down approach.

0700: Detainee allowed to begin four hour rest period.

1140: Detainee awakened with music, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was taken to a shaded area between Camp X-Ray fence line and guard tower to see what he is missing (beautiful sky, grass, fresh air, etc.).

1305: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee returned to booth.

1330: Detainee offered food and water – refused.

1340: Corpsman checks vitals and determines that IV is required. Doctor is called to confer. Detainee states that he does not like the IV. He was told that if he doesn’t like them, all he has to do is drink water regularly.

1400: Doctor directs three IV be given by corpsman.

1445: Detainee requests and is given one MRE which he eats. He was not given water because he was still receiving IV fluids and the corpsman said it would be too much fluids. Detainee complained about music being played. Detainee stated that interrogator was an intelligent, understanding man and should know that music was inappropriate. Music was stopped as long as detainee kept talking. Topic of right and wrong was brought up and detainee stated that if he were returned to Cuba or the brig, he could become a better man. Detainee started “used car” cover story again.

1610: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee stalled while in bathroom claiming he was constipated. Interrogator told detainee we would open the door and continue the session with detainee in the bathroom. Detainee finished and commenced his walk. Detainee gave names of car dealership owners in Saudi Arabia that he said could confirm his story: 1. A 2. M 3. A 4. A He also gave names of people in the UAE he said had given him money for his falcon trip into Afghanistan: 1. M 2. Z

1740: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1800: Detainee was being exercised for good circulation upon arrival of interrogator and DOD linguist. Detainee was given the opportunity to answer the following four questions: Who was his commander? Who was he going call upon arrival in Orlando? What was his mission? Who are the members of the Orlando Cell? Detainee did not answer the proposed questions. He attempted to stray off on a tangent but was prevented from going any further by the interrogator. He was

given a latrine break. He was offered water and food but refused both of them. He claimed that he was on hunger strike.

1900: The theme for the night was Muslims in America. The approach used was the direct approach. The detainee was offered water. He was sent to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes for circulation purposes.

1955: The doctor came in to check on detainee. Detainee complained of pains in his left kidney. The doctor reminded the detainee that he needs to drink water in order to alleviate the kidney pains. The medic checked the detainee’s vital signs. His blood pressure was normal (108/59) and so was his pulse rate (54).

2005: Detainee was offered water but he refused. He was taken to the latrine and exercised for circulation purposes for approximately 10 minutes. Detainee became very frustrated because he was not given the opportunity to explain himself to me. He wanted to explain who he was and I did not allow him to do so. I informed the detainee that the only things he could explain to me are the three questions that I posed to him at the onset of the interrogation. He attempted to tell me about himself anyway but I silenced him.

2132: Detainee drank approximately 2-3 ounces of water, taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes for circulation. He appeared to have gotten emotional as I continued with the theme of Muslims in American. I told him that because of his association with the Al Qaida organization that he was a part of the cause of attacks on Islam and Muslims in America.

2232: Detainee was offered water and he drank a couple of sips. He was given a latrine break and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. The detainee is still annoyed with the female invasion of space. When the female moves in close to him he attempts to move away. He was constantly reminded that if he was a “religious man” how could he have caused such devastation?

2312: Detainee was given food and water. He ate, was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes.

16 December 2002[edit]

0001: White Noise was played to detainee.

0030: Admissions- “The area of Al-Shafa has many show rooms where one could go and buy and sell cars. I met M because I had a car. I sold it and he purchased it from me to sell it to someone else. Met with M on 8-10 occasions during the period of 1-1/2 months prior to my departure to the USA. Stated that person on picture he observed with previous interrogator (1100-1800 hour shift) was not the M he met him in the showroom. M description 6 foot, Egyptian, broad shoulders, 225-230 lbs, black hair, sometimes wears glasses to read and write. No mustache or beard, dark brown eyes, fair skin, spoke Arabic (Egyptian accent) looked educated and good in business. M was in import/export business. He was trading used American cars. Showroom was open for American cars as well. When asked what experience he had with the import and export of vehicles detainee stated that he could pick out good cars that were in good condition based on his previous expereince. Detainee stated he used to have a garage to repair cars called “G” He stated that he was given a piece of land by the Saudi government.

Detainee built a garage on the land. He started this business 10 years prior to going to Orlando. He stated that he has a license with Saudi government under fathers name “M.” He stated that he would stop conducting the business at times and would lease it to different people. Because he would raise the rate of the lease some of the people would not want to continue the lease and he would take over the business. After initially starting the business he worked 2 _ years before leasing it to someone. Started Circumstantial Evidence Theme to allow new translator to understand detainee’s level of involvement with 09-11-01 attacks.

0150: Walked for 10 minutes, went to restroom. Offered water, he refused.

0220: Presented Al Qaida falling apart, who is captured, who is talking. Presented Saudi Arabia’s support of U.S. and the Global War on Terrorism. During this approach detainee wanted to make comments at times but was shut down and forced to remain silent by drowning his voice through the interrogators screaming. Detainee began to fall asleep and water was used to assist him in maintaining his attention with interrogator.

0315: White noise. He was offered a drink of water and he refused.

0400: P/E down. Showed detainee banana rats standard of life vs his standard of life in his wooden booth. Compared his life in a wooden booth to the life he could have with his brothers in Cuba .

0430: Detainee was walked for 10 minutes. Detainee refused water.

0450: Detainee listened to white noise.

0530: Detainee required to sit and watch as interrogator and linguist played checkers. Laughed and mocked detainee throughout game. White noise present in background.

0630: 10 minute exercise period and used bathroom. Detainee refused water and stated that he was on a food/ water strike. However, he stated that he was not on an interrogation strike. Detainee reminded of his low self worth and that this life he has chosen here in this wooden box will not cease until he has come to terms that lying is not an option. Detainee was instructed to clean room. Interrogator told detainee that he will not be allowed to leave trash all around and live like the pig that he is. He picked up all the trash from the floor while hands were still cuffed in front of him and interrogator swept the trash towards him. He was told that it is his responsibility to make sure the room is kept clean and he would have to clean it daily.

0650: Corpsman drew detainee’s blood.

0700: Detainee instructed to go to sleep.

1100: Detainee awakened by music, taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1115: Interrogation team entered the booth. SGT B replaced SGT A . Team began the “right path” approach with new theme material written in English and Arabic. SGT B stated that he was now the detainee’s teacher and should be respected as a teacher. Quotes from leading Islamic clerics that denounced the 9-11 attacks were read and shown to the detainee. Detainee was responsive.

1230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1245: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Corpsman changed ankle bandages. Detainee was introduced to the circumstantial evidence theme in Arabic.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee cried while on the break but regained composure by the time he returned to the booth. Interrogators told detainee that he would start writing letters to the families of the 9-11 victims asking for forgiveness, a few each day until he had written to them all. Detainee began to recount details about his father and brothers and how he had not finished school because he wanted to start making money. Detainee stated that his father had wanted him to finish school and that his brothers had done so. Detainee cried when asked if money was tight in his family.

1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogators began to restated the facts presented throughout the day.

1600: Detainee offered water – refused.

1645: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogators reinforced the “respect” approach saying that the detainee should show proper respect to the interrogators in order to be respected.

1800: Detainee was sent to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. He was offered water but he refused to drink it. His vitals were normal.

1900: Detainee was sent to the latrine. He was offered water but he refused it.

2000: Detainee was sent to latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. He was offered food and water. He ate all of his meal except the applesauce and drank water mixed with tea powder. The medic weighed the detainee. He weighed 116 pounds.

2100: Detainee offered water. He refused the water. He was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. He would discuss the Koran but nothing of value. He denies being involved with Al Qaeda.

2200: Detainee was exercised, sent to the latrine and offered water which he refused to drink. He has not offered any new information. He’s sticking to the same story. He came to the United States to buy used cars in order to sell them in Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates.

2330: Detainee was exercised, sent to the latrine and offered water which he has been refusing to drink all night.

17 DECEMBER 2002[edit]

0001: Corpsman checks vitals – O.K. Lead states that the detainee called him a liar and berates the detainee for the lack of respect. Detainee replies that the lead is not a liar and the interrogators berate the detainee for changing his statement. Detainee is asked if being a liar is a sin. Detainee states he wants to eat before he goes on strike.

0040: Detainee offered food and water. Ate one MRE and took two sips of water.

0120: Interrogators continue P/E down approach. Control shows detainee photos from a fitness magazine of scantily clad women. Detainee called control an animal and stated that it was against his religion. Lead replied “You can kill people and lie, but we can’t show you pictures?” P/E down continues.

0200: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Refused water. P/E down approach continued. Interrogators talked about detainee’s family.

0300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Refused water. Detainee drank _ cup of coffee.

0400: Interrogators played cards and mocked the detainee.

0530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Refused water.

0545: Lead compares Pearl Harbor to 9-11, asks detainee how bad he thinks the sessions will get. Detainee showed fear at this statement and was attentive for the remainder of the session.

0700: Detainee was put to bed.

1100: Detainee awakened with music, taken to the bathroom, and walked 10 minutes.

1115: Detainee checked by corpsman – O.K. Water offered to detainee – refused. Detainee wrote two letters to 9-11 victim families expressing condolences. Detainee initially resisted writing letters until he was told that he would not have to say who he was. It should be noted that the writing of letters was done with a felt tip marker to prevent the detainee from having anything that could be used as a weapon, and the letters will not be forwarded.

1215: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1230: Corpsman checked vitals – detainee beginning to get dehydrated.

1245: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank two bottles of water.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was shown numerous 9-11 tributes videos. Detainee was attentive to videos at first, but gradually began using resistance techniques to try to change the subject. Interrogators began increasing stress by recovering the respect theme.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee sat and listened to music for remainder of session.

1800: A variety of musical selections was played to agitate the detainee.

1900: Detainee refused water and food. He was sent to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. Detainee was questioned about his travel to the U.S. but did not provide any new information.

2000: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. He refused food but he drank approximately six ounces of water. Detainee maintained he was not part of Al Qaida, directly contradicting statements made in the past.

2100: Detainee appeared to have been disturbed by the word homosexual. He did not appear to appreciate being called a homosexual. He denies being a homosexual. He also appeared to be very annoyed by the use of his mother and sister as examples of prostitutes and whores. Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. He refuses to drink water again.

2200: Detainee was take to the latrine and exercised. He did not desire water. He appeared disgusted by the photos of UBL and a variety of sexy females. Detainee would avoid looking at all of the photos shown to him.

2300: Detainee does not want water. He was taken to the latrine and exercised.

2330: Detainee stated that he was involved in the auto business but he did not know much about the basic functions of an automobile. He knew that the battery provides a car with electricity in order to get it started. He did not know that the

alternator recharges the battery after each time it is used to start the car. He would attempt to not understand the question in order to avoid answering the question about the alternator and other car parts. It should be noted that the detainee stated in an earlier session that he had run a car garage in Saudi Arabia for ten years.

18 DECEMBER 2002[edit]

0001: At midnight, the interrogators entered the booth and immediately established control of detainee. Detainee was berated harshly. Lead and control (SSG M) continued a “pride & ego down” approach. Detainee related to interrogators what do you want? This is my life, I will live in my room. Lead told detainee that his life was about to change soon and he would not expect what was to come next.

0100: Detainee was exercised taken to bathroom. He refused water.

0130: Control questioned detainee on route of travel from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Orlando, Florida. He was questioned on contacts and purpose of travel. Due to his vagueness, inconsistency and lies given detainee was berated by the control throughout the questioning session.

0250: Detainee was exercised, taken to bathroom. He refused water and food.

0310: Detainee was subjected to white noise.(music).

0330: Control began by berating the detainee and began to question detainee on route of travel from Orlando Florida to Afghanistan. He was questioned on contacts and purpose of travel. Detainee was berated when answers given were unbelievable, inconsistent and outright lies.

0530: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He refused water/food.

0600: Detainee was asked if he was ever in Kabul. Detainee related that he had never been there and lead began to berate detainee.

0645: Detainee vitals taken, exercised, given bathroom break and transported by ambulance the 50 yards to his new home in cell block b6. Detainee was hooded during travel and upon arrival to his cell he was reminded of his statements earlier in the evening. He was told that there was more to come and he would regret not having told the truth when given the opportunity. He was then instructed to take his 4 hour rest period.

1100: Detainee awakened and removed from his sleeping cell at X-Ray. Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee checked by corpsman – O.K. Detainee was taken to interrogation booth and searched by MPs. Detainee became violent and had to be restrained by the MPs. Search was completed once the detainee was restrained by the MPs. Afghanistan theme was run – detainee was responsive but evasive. Interrogators decided to increase stress level for the remainder of the shift.

1215: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1230: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water. Detainee was reminded of the lessons on respect and how the interrogators did not want to hear his lies anymore.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1415: Detainee’s head and beard were shaved with electric clippers. Detainee started to struggle when the beard was touched but quickly became compliant. There were no problems. Circumstantial evidence theme was run. Detainee continued to be evasive. Detainee was told few people would treat him well because he tried to manipulate everyone around him. Detainee stated that he was on strike from interrogation and the interrogators made a sign to hang on him that stated he was on strike. Interrogators ridiculed him for claiming to be on strike.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and only walked five minutes due to rain. Interrogators pointed out that the Koran states all agreements must be made in writing, contrary to the verbal agreement he stated he made to buy used cars and falcons. Detainee was also shown in the Koran where a father will be held responsible for the failure of his children. Detainee became angry.

1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and only walked three minutes due to rain. Interrogators returned to theme of “you’ll be here forever”. Detainee was noncompliant and reverted back to his cover story.

1800: Upon arrival of the interrogation team the detainee was writing a letter home.

1900: Detainee drank an entire bottle of water. He was sent to the latrine and exercised.

2000: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. He maintains that he’s not involved with Al Qaeda. Detainee executed a series of commands given by the interrogation team.

2100: Lt G walked into the room to observe. The detainee noticed Lt G entering the room and began to resist compliance with the orders given by the interrogation team.

2145: Detainee was taken to the latrine, exercised and given food. He ate the entire meal and drank the majority of the water given. His vitals were taken by the medic. Vitals indicated the detainee was beginning to get dehydrated. Detainee agreed to drink water.

2245: Refused water. Took to latrine and exercised. Nothing deviated from the original story.

2345: Detainee drank another bottle of water, sent to the latrine and exercised.

19 December 2002[edit]

0000: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Interrogators began session with P/E down. Detainee was offered water – refused.

0100: Interrogators played cards in front of detainee and continued P/E down. Detainee offered water – refused.

0200: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes. While walking out, detainee pulled a picture of a model off (it had been fashioned into a sign to hang around his neck) and began to struggle with MPs. The MPs regained control and the interrogators asked the detainee what he though he was doing. The detainee replied, “What do you think you are going to do to me?” Detainee was offered water – refused. Detainee was searched to ensure he had no items that could be used as a weapon.

0300: Detainee offered water – refused. Interrogators played cards in front of detainee. Interrogators had detainee look at pictures of women in bikinis and identify if the

women were the same or different. Detainee refused to look at girls and began struggling. A few drops of water were sprinkled on his head to gain compliance. Detainee then looked at the photos and answered the question.

0400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused.

0500: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused. Detainee was questioned about his passport and visa. Detainee stated that he took his new passport to a non-governmental office on Alea street, in Rhiyadh to get a U.S. visa. The visa cost 200 Rials. Detainee stated that he asked for a 1-month visa. He could not explain why he had a 2-year visa. Lead said, “Let’s assume your cover story is completely true. Why would you lie to the immigration agent if you’re innocent.” Detainee said, “I did not have a license to deal cars, so I told them I was a tourist.” Lead said, “So you lied to cover a lie. Mohammad, do you expect a judge to believe this?” Detainee said, “The judge won’t be fair.” Lead berated detainee harshly for this statement.

0600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – drank one full bottle. When given an MRE he demanded chicken or fish. Lead took MRE and water and told the detainee he could have nothing (this response was to reinforce control over the detainee). Control entered booth and told detainee to drink water. Control told detainee that he was in no position to make any requests of the type of food to eat and should apologize to the lead. Detainee apologized to lead and was given the MRE. Detainee ate one MRE and drank two bottles of water.

0700: Detainee returned to X-Ray cell for sleep period.

1100: Detainee awakened and taken to bathroom. Detainee was walked three times for 10 minutes each with a five minute rest period to improve circulation. Detainee offered water – refused. Detainee was returned to interrogation booth and ordered to sit and stand several times to reinforce control. Detainee was compliant. Detainee stated he was on strike from interrogation. Happy Mohammed mask was placed on detainee and he was yelled at when he tried to speak.

1230: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman changed ankle bandages to prevent chafing.

1300: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Detainee was confronted about a bombing of a synagogue in Tunisia, and how Al Qaida members were cowards because they would only attack civilians. Statements from the Arab League were read to detainee condemning the terrorist attacks.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Control sat in silence and would randomly interject statements about the detainee’s family such as how they probably prayed for him often at first, but now have probably forgotten about him. Detainee began to cry but regained composure.

1500: Detainee offered water – refused.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Circumstantial evidence theme was run and the detainee was confronted with his guilt in the murder of one of the 9-11 victims when the detainee began to make complaints about the air conditioner. It was obvious the detainee was trying to deflect the interrogation

and the interrogator berated the detainee for his black heart. Manchester Document theme was run.

1845: Detainee was exercised and brought over to the interrogation booth by the military police.

1940: Medical representative observed the detainee’s vital signs. They were normal. The detainee was sent to the latrine and exercised. The interrogation continued. SGT M had shown the detainee a picture of Mecca, there were thousands of Muslims congregated in this photo. The detainee broke down and cried at the sight of this picture. A short while later the detainee was shown the picture again and this did not produce the same affect on the detainee. SGT M informed the detainee of the capture of several Al Qaeda members and their computers. The detainee was then asked, does he think we are going to find his address on this confiscated computers? The detainee then stated that his address may be on the Al Qaeda computers. He was asked, why is it possible that we would find his address on the Al Qaeda computers? He stated that we must have misunderstood him. His address would not be found on the Al Qaeda computers that were confiscated. Later, the detainee appeared bothered by the possibility of innocent people in Saudi Arabia being killed by Americans as a way of evening the score for the September 11th attack since the majority of the hijackers were Saudi citizens and the Saudi government secretly supports terrorists activities. He stated that we (Americans) would not do that, we (Americans) would not kill innocent people.

2040: Detainee stated that the Saudi government could prove that his passport was obtained legally. The detainee was sent to the latrine and exercised.

2100: Detainee’s vital signs were checked by the medical representative. His vital signs were normal. The detainee was given a complete meal and bottled water to consume. He finished all of his meal and the entire bottle of water.

2130: Detainee would smirk as he attempted to explain how he knew UBL lived in Kabul. His smirk disappeared when he was accused of going to Afghanistan to regroup with other Al Qaeda members. He denied this by stating that he did not go to Afghanistan to regroup with Al Qaeda members. Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.

2215: When the detainee was shown a picture of K he became short of breath and began to take deeper breaths. He also would not look at SGT M. Throughout any of our interrogations the detainee had never had a problem with looking at SGT M except when he was shown this picture and told that he was going to meet with this guy, K.

2320: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. He attempts to resist female contact. He would attempt to pray as she spoke into his ear about his continuous lies. Detainee was having a difficult time keeping his eyes open so he was taken outside for some fresh air and exercise. He was offered water but he refused.

0001: Detainee listened to white noise while interrogators added photos of fitness models to a binder. Once completed, the interrogators began showing the photos and asking the detainee detailed questions about the photos. Detainee initially was non-compliant, but started answering questions without looking at photos.

Some water was sprinkled on the detainee’s head and he began to look at the photos. Upon completion of this lesson the detainee drank a cup of coffee.

0200: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee was searched upon return to booth. Offered food and water – refused.

0300: Detainee offered water – refused. Detainee states in English he is on strike from food and water. Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee was questioned about how he received his visa to the U.S. Detainee stated that he went to the Alia office, a privately owned visa and passport office, on 60th street in Rhyadh. The owner of the office, name unknown, was Saudi. The worker, which detainee talked to, was a Sudanese man named K. Lead asked detainee what kind of visa did he receive. Detainee said he asked for a tourist visa. When lead asked why he wanted a tourist visa, if he was going to the U.S. on business, detainee said, “why do you keep saying I’m going on business? I went as a tourist.” When lead questioned the car story, detainee said, “I was going for the cars, but I didn’t have a Saudi license to sell them. I asked for a tourist visa, so I wouldn’t have to explain my business. I told the agent at the airport about tourism to avoid getting my associates to get in trouble because of me.”

0430: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Offered water – refused.

0500: Detainee was confronted with Islam’s view of terrorism and al Qaida. Interrogators presented quotes from sheiks and scholars from around the world. Detainee was allowed to share his opinion and became comfortable with session. Detainee asked to pray. Interrogators told him he could pray after he wrote down the location and point of contact for where he got his visa. Detainee complied and was taken to another interrogation booth where a bin Laden shrine was constructed. Detainee was told he could now pray to his god – UBL. Detainee was apprehensive and started to walk out of booth. Detainee was not allowed to leave and interrogator played the call to prayer. Detainee began to pray and openly cried.

0645: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

0650: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K. Detainee was taken to X-Ray cell and put to bed.

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked in the interrogation booth due to rain. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.

1115: Detainee offered water – refused. Corpsman changed ankle bandages to prevent chafing. Interrogator began by reminding the detainee about the lessons in respect and how the detainee had disrespected the interrogators. Told detainee that a dog is held in higher esteem because dogs know right from wrong and know to protect innocent people from bad people. Began teaching the detainee lessons such as stay, come, and bark to elevate his social status up to that of a dog. Detainee became very agitated.


1230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 30 minutes.

1300: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Dog tricks continued and detainee stated he should be treated like a man. Detainee was told he would have to learn who to defend and who to attack. Interrogator showed photos of 9-11 victims and told detainee he should bark happy for these people. Interrogator also showed photos of Al Qaida terrorists and told detainee he should growl at these people. A

towel was placed on the detainee’s head like a burka with his face exposed and the interrogator proceeded to give the detainee dance lessons. The detainee became agitated and tried to kick an MP. No retaliation was used for the kick and the dance lesson continued.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 30 minutes in booth. Detainee was asked about his trip to Orlando, who trained him, and who sent him several times but refused to answer.

1510: Detainee offered water – refused. The interrogator then began reducing stress by engaging detainee in conversation. Detainee was asked what he could do to return to the good graces of the interrogator. Detainee apologized and interrogator told him it had to be a specific apology. Detainee apologized for lying when he was told not to.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Conversation continued about topics such as music, dancing, history of the Koran, history of the Bible, and Arabian history. Detainee was ignorant of historical events outside of the geographic region of the Arabian Peninsula. Detainee gave names of Islamic scholars that said music was forbidden and the interrogator agreed to review their claims. Interrogator asked detainee about his travel to Europe. Detainee initially did not want to talk about the trip. Interrogator asked if it was because it was Al Qaida related. Detainee responded that it was not Al Qaida related. Detainee said that his only time in Europe was in the airport in London during his trip to Orlando.

1700: Detainee taken to bathroom.

1715: Detainee allowed to take a nap for one hour.

1830: Detainee was awaken from his nap. His vital signs were checked by the medical representative. His blood pressure (100/58) and pulse rate (62) were normal.

1930: Detainee was taken to the latrine. He was allowed to exercise. He was given a meal with an extra main meal inside. Detainee was also given a bottle of water. He completed his entire meal and the bottle of water.

2008: The doctor spoke with the detainee. He was given an 800mg motrin for chest pains.

2020: Lt G entered the interrogation booth and gave detainee an even shave. The detainee did not resist.

2030: The detainee was shown the video of UBL making the statement that some of the hijackers did not know what their missions were until they were on the plane. Detainee did not show any emotion toward the video.

2145: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. His vitals were taken again. His blood pressure was normal but his pulse rate was high at 93. The medical representative will be monitoring the detainee’s vitals closely until his pulse rate is lower.

2200: The detainee was stripped searched. Initially he was attempting to resist the guards. After approximately five minutes of nudity the detainee ceased to resist. He would only stare at the wall with GREAT focus. His eyes were squinted and stuck on one point on the wall directly in front of him. He later stated that he knew there was nothing he could do with so many guards around him, so why should he resist. He stated that he did not like the females viewing his naked

body while being searched and if felt he could have done something about it then he would have.

2331: Detainee’s vital signs were taken again by the medical representative. All of his vital signs were normal. His blood pressure was 96/43 and his pulse rate was 61. He was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes.

21 December 2002[edit]

0001: New interrogation shift enters the booth and begins “attention to detail” approach. Detainee looks at photos of fitness models and answers questions about the photos. Drops of water were sprinkled on detainee’s head when he did not answer in previous sessions, but detainee is now viewing the photos and answering. Detainee rebuked interrogator under his breath several times.

0115: Detainee offered water – refused. Interrogators begin poking holes in detainee’s cover story by covering work history, school history, and father’s work history. Detainee states father has two wives and 10 children, all boys.

0215: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee is offered water – refused.

0230: Control continues asking questions about detainee’s father. Detainee states “I’ll only answer questions about me.” Interrogator berated detainee harshly. Detainee was asked about fathers occupation: corrections officer for Medina Al Harij, rank: Nakeeb (4 stripes). When asked how the detainee’s father could afford two wives, detainee stated “He just can”. Detainee was asked what other source of income his father had and replied that he sold cars, then retracted the statement. Detainee denied that his father owned any property. When confronted about the statement he made days ago about the Saudi government giving land to him and his father for a garage, he stated “That was another interrogation”. Detainee was berated and called a liar.

0400: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered food and water – refused. Interrogators played cards in front of detainee and berated him. Detainee appeared sleepy so he was given a cup of coffee.

0500: Detainee offered water – refused. Interrogators questioned detainee about his plane arrival in Orlando and his seat location.

0600: Detainee taken to bathroom, walked 10 minutes, and corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Detainee was questioned about his brothers and gave the following (names removed) Detainee stated that and younger were in school. Interrogators point out the age of and detainee first states Abdul was not in college, then states that he is in college. When asked why he changed his story, he replies that he did not change his story. When asked why he previously stated he only had two brothers, he stated the other interrogators only asked for older brothers. Detainee stated that lives on his own, but his father supports him. Detainee denied studying English at a school even though he understands English.

0700: Detainee taken to bathroom and put in his cell at X-Ray for sleep time. Phase II begins by introducing SGT A as a detainee in a sleep cell near Mohammed’s cell.

PHASE II BEGINS

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused.

1120: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. B.P 101/58, pulse 93, weight 119. Interrogation team entered the booth. Detainee appeared very stoic at first and claimed he was just tired, which is unusual for this shift. It is possible the detainee did not sleep much due to the introduction of the confederate detainee. Interrogator engaged detainee in light conversation and asked the detainee to name the topic. The detainee asked to know about recent news events and the interrogator stated that he did not want to talk about that. Detainee began to ask questions about Cuba such as; is there a mosque in Cuba, is Cuba part of the U.S., is Cuba in America, Europe, or Africa? The interrogator replied that Cuba was its own place and had an interesting history. Interrogator then shifted the conversation to things he had done before coming here, and asked the detainee if his parents knew what he was going to do when he left. The detainee replied “No”. The interrogator then asked if the detainee’s parents would have approved of him going on a jihad. The detainee replied “No.”

1230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1300: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE with beef and drank one bottle of water. Since the detainee had earlier stated that his father was with law enforcement, the interrogator told the detainee about how he was a law enforcement officer in the civilian world. When asked about the role the detainee’s father played in law enforcement, the detainee replied that his job was administrative. When asked if the detainee’s father talked much about his job, the detainee replied “No”. When asked about his dreams for getting out of this place, the detainee replied he would like to get a job but not with the Saudi government. The detainee then announced in clear English, “I would like to be a supervisor or foreman”. The interrogator complimented the detainee on his good english and the detainee proudly replied in English that he only spoke a little.

1400: Detainee given shower, brushed teeth, and given new uniform. The detainee was very shy and asked several times to cover himself with his trousers or a towel while in the shower. He also had to be told several times to use soap, but eventually complied.

1430: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator engaged detainee in conversation about his father’s law enforcement career. The detainee stated that his father had worked at a municipal police department but was now retired. The conversation shifted to Afghanistan and the law practiced by the Taliban.

1545: Detainee given one hour nap.

1645: Detainee awakened and corpsman checked vitals. B.P. 100/59, pulse 87. Detainee was confronted about his presence in Afghanistan and Levels of Guilt theme. Detainee reasserted innocence and interrogator ran Circumstantial evidence theme. Interrogator explained how courts will provide leniency if the guilty confesses and makes restitution, and also if the guilty helps to prevent other

crimes. The detainee tried to explain away the circumstantial evidence and the interrogator said that there was more information against him. The detainee appeared deflated but moments later perked up and stated that he was innocent. Interrogator closed with the detainee’s future on earth, punishment under the law, other innocent people being killed, and his status on judgment day.

1845: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

2103: Detainee was sent to the latrine and exercised. He refused to drink water. Detainee made the statement “I sick” after stating that he was on hunger strike and was not going to eat. He made the statement in English. During the questioning of the Al Qaeda document/Manchester Document, the linguist intentionally changed the question in order to see if the detainee understood the question that was posed by the interrogator in English. The detainee answered the interrogators question that was stated in English and not the question that the linguist interpreted to the detainee in Arabic. The detainee understands English. Detainee became very emotional during the discussion of taking the right and wrong paths in life. As we discussed taking the wrong path the discussion lead into a discussion of consequences for taking the wrong path. This discussion of the consequences for taking the wrong path, lead to the discussion of torture, beating and killing according to the Manchester Document. At this point of the discussion I was forehead to forehead with the detainee and he stated that he would rather be beaten with an electrical wire than to have me constantly in his personal space. Also, he stated that he would rather die at my hands than to be subjected to my invasion of his personal space. He stated that this is unbearable to him, my being in his personal space.

2223: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. He refused to drink water. I sat the detainee on the floor and told him that he was considered to be beneath me and that he didn’t deserve to be seated in a chair like civilized human beings. I told him constantly that he was a coward and a weak minded individual who killed innocent women and children that God created. The discussion of the Saudi government followed the conversation of being beneath me. As I began to inform the detainee of the changes the Saudi government has been making in order to support the efforts of peace and terror free world I began to engage closeness with the detainee. This really evoked strong emotions within the detainee. He attempted to move away from me by all means. He was laid out on the floor so I straddled him without putting my weight on him. He would then attempt to move me off of him by bending his legs in order to lift me off but this failed because the MPs were holding his legs down with their hands. The detainee began to pray loudly but this did not stop me from finishing informing the detainee about the Al Qaeda member, Qaed Salim Sinan al Harethi aka Abu Ali, that was killed by the CIA. When the linguist mentioned this killing she informed me that the detainee told her to get out of his face. She did not move she continued to interpret as usual.

2300: The detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. Refused water. The Medic took the vital signs of the detainee while he was standing and later sitting. The vitals were all normal. Although the medic stated that the detainee’s vitals were normal he still needed to drink water.

2345: The detainee ate a complete meal and drank an entire bottle of water at the order of the interrogator.

22 December 2002[edit]

0001: Lead interrogator gave detainee rules for the evening. Rules included “drink water or wear it” as a method of enforcing control and preventing the detainee from dehydrating. Detainee told lead he was on strike and interrogator berated detainee for the statement. Lead questioned detainee about his passport and detainee claimed he had lost it. Lead pointed out in Manchester Document where Al Qaida were instructed not to allow their passport to be captured.

0015: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 15 minutes.

0030: Lead began the “attention to detail” theme with the fitness model photos. Detainee refused to look at photos claiming it was against his religion. Lead poured a 24 oz bottle of water over detainee’s head. Detainee then began to look at photos. Lead questioned again about passport and detainee stated he was in a cab when an Afghani stopped them and took his briefcase, leaving him with only $800. Lead pointed out that this was a cover story and detainee responded that these things happen in war.

0300: Corpsman took detainee’s vitals – O.K. Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

0330: Lead questioned the detainee on his passport story again and the detainee provided a detailed story about how he lost his passport. Lead noticed there were several changes to the story verses what the detainee has told in the past. This indicates the cover story is indeed false.

0500: Lead offered detainee water and told him “drink water or wear it”. Detainee drank water. Detainee taken to bathroom and given one hour nap.

0630: Lead questioned detainee about his business in Saudi Arabia. Detainee stated that he had a contracting company (possibly referring to the construction company he mentioned in the past) for two years with a PK partner, T , and that their office was on Manfooha street in Ryhadh. Detainee stated he was just starting to see good money when all his trouble started.

0700: Detainee offered water which he drank, was taken to bathroom, and moved to his cell in X-Ray for four hours sleep.

1120: Detainee awakened, taken to the bathroom, and returned to the interrogation booth. Lead tells detainee that they will just talk. Lead shows detainee a card trick where the lead finds the card the detainee picked. Detainee appears confused about how the lead does this. Lead tells detainee that he can read minds and it is easy to read his. Lead started “condemnation” theme. Detainee unresponsive.

1230: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Condemnation theme continues with discussion on how Bin Laden used people as mindless puppets to do his evil work. Lead tells detainee that he doesn’t look right and asked corpsman to check detainee.

1320: Corpsman checks vitals – O.K. Lead told detainee that he had a strange feeling and that it was probably the evil trying to get out of the detainee, but it can’t

because detainee is lying. Detainee appeared uncomfortable. Lead told detainee that it looked as if his left shoulder was sagging (a verse in the Koran states that good angels sit on the right shoulder and bad angels sit on the left shoulder).

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead initiated peace process with detainee and told him not to interpret it as weakness. Lead turned down air conditioner, gave detainee a blanket, and told him that is was his duty to respond in kind to the interrogator. Detainee became teary-eyed and interrogator asked him who sent him to Orlando. Detainee appeared to struggle inwardly about answering the question but finally decided not to talk. The interrogator removed the blanket and turned the air conditioner back up.

1450: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 mintues. Lead reminded detainee not to misinterpret the kindness shown him as weakness. Detainee was searched and told to sit down and not talk until he could tell the truth.

1545: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water.

1640: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead continued to make comments about the detainee’s left shoulder sagging, which appeared to make the detainee uncomfortable.

1730: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1800: Lead began interrogation with Taliban theme. Theme had no effect on detainee and he said that all Muslims are the same, including American Muslims. Detainee gave the names of three religious scholars that he admired; Saleh ((Heledan)), Abdullah ((Al Sheikh)), Abdullah ((Saleh)). Questioned the detainee about his father and why did he turn out the way he did (meaning the current situation). He stated that his father was no different than any other. He went to work at 0600 and returned around 1400, and sometimes would go to the mechanic shop he rented out. He gave the address only as Industrial Denom area, Denom being the city and the name as Qahtan warehouse for mechanic and general fixing, phone number as 0 .

1900: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. The “Muslims in America” theme was run. Detainee stated that democracy was good and that all Muslims are good no matter where they are from. Detainee said Muslims in America have it good because they can speak their minds, unlike in Saudi Arabia. The detainee refused to speak about the Saudi royal family.

2000: Doctor checked detainee and said he was O.K. Doctor told detainee he needed to drink water. The Afghanistan theme was run but the detainee did not respond to it. He stated the Afghans have their own problems that only they can solve. When asked again about Al Qaida, he said he never knew anything about them until he arrived here, but during questioning about his time in Khost, he said that he heard that Al Qaida where in Jalalabad, AF. When confronted about this he said that was not what he meant. The detainee stated that the reason high ranking Al Qaida where talking was because they have information and he does not.

2100: Detainee was offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water. Detainee was taken to the bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

2215: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

23 December 2002[edit]

0001: Upon entering booth, lead changed white noise music and hung pictures of swimsuit models around his neck. Detainee was left in booth listening to white noise.

0030: Lead entered booth and observed that detainee appeared troubled. Lead asked detainee how he was doing. Detainee related that he had problems. When lead first asked him what the problems were he stated that they were between him and god. Lead then told detainee to tell interrogator his problems because they could not be solved unless they were addressed. Detainee then address the following problems to lead: 1. Being subjected to pictures of swimsuit models and questioning. – he began to cry quietly at this point. 2. Metal chair is too stiff and uncomfortable. 3. The overall treatment here. He cannot handle the treatment much longer. - when he made this statement he began to cry and sob out loud. Lead asked him if he had any other problems and he stated that the other problems he could deal with on his own. Ie: physical pain, sleeping arrangement etc. What he could not deal with much longer were his being subjected to the pictures and the treatment day after day. Lead then began to explain why he was being subjected to the following: 1. The pictures: 2. Metal chair: 3. Treatment: Lead then began a futility approach on detainee and stated that he has chosen this lifestyle. The “attention to detail” approach began. Lead pulled pictures of swimsuit models off detainee and told him the test of his ability to answer questions would begin. Detainee refused to answer and finally stated that he would after lead poured water over detainees head and was told he would be subjected to this treatment day after day. Detainee was told to think about his decision to answer questions. Lead would only ask questions if detainee fully cooperated with lead.

0130: lead returned to booth and asked detainee if he had thought about the answer he was to give. Detainee then related that he would answer questions regarding pictures of swimsuit models. Detainee was asked 10 questions. First 3 answers were used for training and teach him how to provide all details related to the question. Of the following 7 questions he gave 2 correct answers with detail to substantiate his answer. He gave 2 incorrect answers due to his lack of attention to detail. He gave 3 vague answers without enough information to substantiate his answer. After the 2nd

incorrect answer he was told that was enough for today since there was no reason to continue and this would continue tomorrow.

0230: Detainee drank 1 cup of coffee. Upon completion he was told to go exercise and go to the bathroom. Detainee then asked lead if he could ask a question. Lead told detainee to ask his question. Detainee requested that lead add wearing the towel over his head to the list of detainee problems. Detainee related that he already knows where he is, so why does he continue to wear a towel over his head. Lead then told detainee that he will continue to wear a towel over his and live this lifestyle until he has proven himself to be truthful, and provides answers to questions asked. He was reminded that he chooses when this treatment stops.

0300: Lead and translator played cards in front of detainee. Lead instructed detainee to drink 24 ouinces of water. He was told that he needed to drink the 24 ounces by the time the next break approached. he was not finished the remainder If of the water would be spilled over his head. Detainee completed the 24 ounces of water.

0400: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Mps told lead that detainee cried quietly under the towel while exercising. When he returned to the booth lead asked, what is bothering you? Detainee immediately began to cry and sob loudly and when he regained his composer he stated “i’m tired of my life here” and continued to cry. Lead reinforced that he, detainee knew what he had to do to go back to his brothers in cuba. Detainee then related, “i’m ready to tell my story.” Lead told detainee that he has not proven himself to be able to answer questions in detail and truthfully, therefore lead did not want to hear his story at this time.

0500: Detainee was told to drink water and drank 16 ounces.

0600: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Upon returning to booth he was told to clean his room. He picked up trash and swept floor. He was subjected to white noise and lead left room. Lead was then informed that detainee appeared to be crying and wished to see him. Lead returned to booth and asked what detainee wanted. Detainee asked if he could have food and water. Lead told detainee that he would give him food and water but if he mentioned going on strike from food and water as he has in the past lead would take it away. Detainee related that he would not mention going on food / water strike anymore to lead.

0700: Lead returned to booth and instructed detainee to go to sleep. He was reminded of his choices and lifestyle he could choose.

1100: Detainee awakened and taken to bathroom. Interrogator engaged detainee in conversation and asked the detainee why Muslims would consider the U.S. oppressive. Detainee was evasive and would not answer the question.

1115: Detainee was offered water and refused, so the interrogator poured some of the bottle over the detainee’s head. Detainee began to answer the interrogator’s question by stating the Muslims did not like the U.S. being in Saudi Arabia. Interrogator pointed out that the Saudi government had invited the U.S. into Saudi Arabia. Detainee responded that that was due to Iraq, and that they were no longer a threat so the U.S. had no reason to still be in Saudi. The detainee stated that this was not his opinion and that he did not see the U.S. presence as sinful, but others might see the 9-11 attacks as a warning to the U.S. to leave Saudi.

1215: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Control started a “drill instructor” approach and instructed the detainee to salute when the control entered the booth and to answer questions respectfully with “sir”. The control ran several drills asking questions and encouraging the detainee to answer quickly and loudly. After several questions the detainee was responding as desired, and the control slipped in a question about the detainee’s involvement with Al Qaida. The detainee appeared to start to give an answer but then caught himself and stated “Sir I wasn’t Al Qaida, sir”.

1245: Detainee offered food – refused. Detainee drank one bottle of water. DI approach continued with control outlining to detainee that the interrogators were the detainee’s only family now.

1515: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead entered the booth and asked the detainee what had been transpiring. Detainee told lead that control had been telling him the rules. Lead decided to engage in conversation and recommended the circumstantial evidence theme. Detainee stated that he did not like that topic. Lead asked the linguist what to talk about and the linguist suggested Al Qaida. Detainee stated that he did not like that topic either. The detainee finally stated that he would like to know about agriculture in the U.S. Lead started telling about crops grown in the U.S. and transitioned into the circumstantial evidence theme. The detainee was reminded that the people he was captured with were Al Qaida, and that even though some of the people he was captured with were talking about him, we would not divulge their names. Detainee was reminded that when he talked, his name would be protected as well. Detainee’s actions were compared to the Manchester Document.

1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead engaged detainee in conversation about his travel from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Detainee described trip in detail from the month-long stay with A in Khost up to his arrival in Cuba. Detainee stated that an Afghani named S lead the group on foot from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Detainee also stated that he stayed close to S and three Afghanis during the journey. He described the Afghans in detail, but would not offer descriptions of the Arabs in the group. When asked why he did not associate with the other Arab speakers in the group, he stated he was afraid of them because he had been robbed (he stated that he had been robbed by an Afghani while riding in a taxi, so it doesn’t make any sense that he would want to avoid Arabs and stay close to Afgans.)

1830: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee continued detailing his trip from Afghanistan to Cuba.

2000: Detainee given a nap.

2130: Detainee was awaken. The themes that were employed for the night were Taliban, Afghanistan and Al Qaeda falling apart. The detainee did not provide the interrogators with any new information.

2245: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. Refused water. Female interrogator used invasion of personal space and detainee cried out to Allah several times.

2345: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.

24 December 2002[edit]

0001: Control entered booth, changed music playing, and hung binder of fitness models around detainee’s neck.

0020: Lead entered the booth and asked the detainee why he stated he respected the lead. Detainee stated that lead treated him better than the second shift. Lead asked detainee what he thought of lead. Detainee hesitated to answer and was berated. Detainee finally stated that the lead spoke injustices by confront him with the circumstantial evidence when the detainee told his story. Lead explained that this was done because the detainee is lying and we know he is lying because he keeps changing his story, but the truth will always stay the same. Rules have changed theme was covered.

0200: Control entered the booth and began the “attention to detail” lesson for the night. The detainee still would not accurately answer questions about the fitness models and control stated that the lesson would continue the next day. Detainee complained that the interrogator had said that today would be the last day of this lesson. Control replied that the lesson would continue until the detainee could accurately answer all questions asked of him during the lesson. Control left the booth with the detainee still complaining about the lessons.

0300: Detainee offered water – drank one bottle. Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes, then allowed to take a nap.

0500: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 15 minutes.

0615: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank one bottle of water. Rules have changed theme was used and detainee was reminded that he would remain here until he told the truth. Detainee was attentive during session.

0645: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

0700: Detainee taken to his sleeping cell in X-Ray for sleep time.

1100: Detainee awakened but left in X-Ray cell as part of a prearranged operation to allow more time for conversation between detainee and confederate. Detainee was rushed back into his cell just after being removed while walking to interrogation booth, and the guards appeared anxious that something was happening. Detainee trembled uncontrollably until confederate talked to him to calm him down. Confederate asked the detainee “what is your case” and detainee declared “it is big” and began to cry.

1130: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1145: Corpsman checked vitals and changed ankle bandages to prevent chafing. Pulse was slightly elevated and corpsman elected to recheck a couple of hours later. Control started session with Drill Instructor approach and continued reinforcing the lessons of the previous day. Detainee remembered the lessons of previous day and saluted control when he entered the booth. Detainee initially refused water so control poured a little on detainee’s head. Detainee then accepted the water and food.

1230: Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank two bottles of water. Control continued DI approach and instructed detainee to tell about his trip from Orlando to Afghanistan. Control wrote itinerary on a dry erase board with dates and time spans and showed the detainee that he would have arrived in Mazar e

Sharif Sep. 14, 2001, and would have been in Kandahar during the most intense bombing. Detainee was shown the stupidity of the cover story. Detainee began to become angry with the DI approach and control decided to end the session rather than have the detainee start resisting.

1400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1415: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Lead entered the booth and began to talk about Afghanistan and it’s terrain. Lead then began to speak about the terrain in the U.S. When lead got to the terrain in Florida, the detainee asked if Orlando was close to Florida. Lead ridiculed detainee for not knowing that Orlando was a city in the state of Florida and launched into the circumstantial evidence theme with a futility approach. Lead told detainee that he was stupid and that is why no one will believe the stupid cover story he has used. Lead stated the evidence against the detainee was enough for lead to believe detainee was guilty, and detainee stated that that was the lead’s opinion. Lead replied that everyone had the same opinion about detainee. Detainee stated that he hoped the other interrogators did not share this opinion. Detainee was told that his only hope of leniency was a change of heart and a desire to do good.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1700: Detainee given a nap.

1800: Third shift began; detainee was woken from his nap. Interrogation began with SGT M and a DOD linguist. the interrogation began with what we know, mainly with the time line he had given in the previous shift, the detainee seemed disturbed and stated that the whole timeline was wrong and then tried to say that he was confused by the times he had gave. When asked “How long after you tried to enter America did you spend in UAE” the answer was about a month and half which is similar to the timeline in the previous shift. The detainee tried to act as if he had a mental problem, but when I jumped up and told him not to start faking that condition he regained his composure, it was the only time I’ve ever seen him do that but he has tried that tactic on other shifts.

1930: Detainee was taken to latrine and exercised.

2000: M.D. checked the detainee out every thing ok.

2030: Detainee ate an MRE and drank one and half bottles of water.

2100: Circumstantial evidence was the next theme used, the detainee was reminded that all the evidence shows that he is Al Qaida and that it is time to tell the truth, detainee sat there in silence for a about a minute and seemed as he was going to let it all out, but stuck to his story again. The detainee is thinking a lot more on the themes when presented to him, seems to be on the verge of breaking.

2230: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.

2330: Detainee laid down for a 30 minute nap.

2400: Interrogation over.

25 DECEMBER 2002[edit]

0030: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes.

0045: Interrogation began with interrogator speaking plainly to the detainee that his cover story was a lie and because he kept lying, he would not get a chance to return to Delta. Interrogator stated that a smart man would not do this. Interrogator asked detainee if he was stupid or afraid, and eventually concluded the detainee was just stupid because the detainee’s past and continued actions were what brought and kept him here. Detainee became more and more angry with this line or reasoning and stated that he was on strike. Interrogator poured one half bottle of water over detainee’s head and yelled that the detainee was not in control in the booth, that the interrogator decided everything that happened to him, but the detainee could take that power away by simply telling the truth. Detainee yelled back that the interrogator did this to him and the rest of the bottle was poured over the detainee’s head to illustrate the point that the interrogator was in control.

0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 30 minutes.

0300: Detainee offered water and refused. Interrogator poured some water on detainee’s head and detainee decided to drink a half bottle of water. Interrogator began to play cards with MP to ignore the detainee due to a BSCT assessment that the interrogators may be becoming the family figures of the detainee, and the interrogator wanted to see if the detainee would try to seek attention. The detainee tried to interrupt the card game by saying “You choose to pour water on me, you do this to me,” and “I don’t understand why you pour water on me when I refuse to drink, I decide when I’m thirsty”. The interrogator laughed at the detainee and replied that the interrogator controlled all in the booth, and the detainee chose to stay in the booth. Detainee started falling asleep so interrogator had detainee stand up for 30 minutes.

0430: Detainee given a nap.

0600: Detainee awakened from nap and interrogator again asked detainee what he hoped to gain by being here. Interrogator asked detainee why his hands were clenched and detainee replied that he was cold so interrogator wrapped blanket around detainee and continued the futility approach.

0645: Interrogator left detainee with linguist to ponder what he had been told. Linguist talked to detainee as arranged by the interrogator and reinforced the futility approach, telling him that AQ was destroyed and no one would be coming to help him. The linguist also told him not to be afraid of anyone if he told the truth because God would help him. The linguist suggested that the detainee give some bits of truth and see how his treatment improved.

0700: Interrogator and linguist entered the booth and reinforced the futility approach. Detainee asked for breakfast and the interrogator gave him an MRE which he ate.

0725: Detainee taken to sleeping cell.

1200: Detainee is woken up, and taken to the bathroom.

1220: The detainee is placed in the interrogation booth and he is checked out by medical personnel. The detainee is dehydrated and given the choice of drinking water or receiving IV’s. The detainee refuses water and is given three IV’s.

1339: Detainee is given a bathroom break and exercised. Medical check conducted.

1440: Interrogation resumes. Interrogator begins theme that all this will stop if the detainee simply tells the truth. The topic of respect was discussed and how his family must be disappointed with him.

1515: Detainee is given a bathroom break and exercised. Medical check conducted.

1535: Detainee is given MRE and he eats it and drinks 1 bottle of water.

1600: Interrogations resume. Detainee was told about leadership and detainee stated that he did not want to be a leader and did not want any responsibilities.

1715: Detainee is given a bathroom and exercise break. Medical check conducted.

1735: Interrogation resumes. Detainee was asked about his trip prior to Orlando and detainee stated that he went to UAE, Pakistan, then Afghanistan the summer of 2000, and the interrogator asked where he received his AQ training. Detainee stated he was not AQ and the interrogator asked him why he went to AF the summer of 2000. Detainee then stated that it was the summer of 2001 when he went.

1750: Interrogation ends. Detainee was offered water throughout the day and refused.

1810: Detainee refused water. He was sent to the latrine and exercised. The medic wrapped left arm because it contained the housing unit for an IV.

1929: Detainee refused water. He was exercised and sent to the latrine. Detainee spoke in English when the female interrogator invaded his personal space.

2022: Detainee was given a latrine break and exercised. He refused water. The interrogator was talking to the detainee about his inability to get into the US in Orlando, and the detainee stated that he would have gotten in if he had filled out the INS paper himself, he would have gotten into the country. The interrogator had the detainee write the word “business” five times on a piece of paper, but the detainee had to have coaching to write the word.

2208: Detainee continued to refuse to drink water. He was taken to the latrine and exercised.

2315: Detainee was given an exercise break. The medic checked his vitals and they were normal. His blood pressure was 117/74 and his pulse rate was 62 while standing. His blood pressure was 118/79 and his pulse rate was 53 while sitting.

2350: Detainee was given a complete meal ready to eat and a bottle of water. He did not refuse to eat or drink. He completed his meal to include the water.

26 DECEMBER 2002[edit]

0001: Detainee was eating his food (given by the previous team). Lead walked into booth turned on white noise and put picture binder of swimsuit models over detainees neck.

0030: Lead entered the booth and began attention to detail approach. Detainee missed 3 of 10 questions. He has learned to provide more details and provides enough information to substantiate his answers. He still has a problem paying attention to detail and fabricates information not on pictures. Control berated the detainee about the fabrication he provided to questions of the pictures and compared this fabrication to the fabrication of story told regarding his travel to the US and Afghanistan. Lead then began the circumstantial evidence / futility approach. Lead covered circumstantial evidence in detail and told the detainee that the evidence does not lie.

0200: Detainee was exercised and taken to bathroom. Detainee refused water. When detainee returned to booth lead played cards and ignored detainee. Lead berated detainee throughout.

0400: Detainee was exercised and taken to bathroom. Detainee refused water.

0430: Detainee was instructed to sleep.

0630: Detainee was woken up by lead. Lead used a futility approach describing standard of living here vs standard of living at delta with his brothers. Detainees vitals were taken. Detainee drank 2 bottles of water. Detainee was instructed to pray. After the prayer he was told that he could look forward to having prayers anytime he chooses at delta. Lead emphasized that detainee knows what he has to do to go back to his brothers in delta. He was told to think about it and instructed to go to his cell and eat then go to sleep.

0730: Detainee departed to his cell to eat and sleep.

1115: Detainee awakened and taken to the head. Detainee was then walked for 10 minutes.

1130: Interrogation team entered the booth, IS1 E , SGT B and a DOD Linguist. Futility and Circumstantial Evidence were covered.

1230: Detainee was offered and refused water.

1300: Head Break and 10 minute exercise.

1330: Detainee refused Meal and water. Detainee was instructed that jihadism and terrorism were different, but detainee shook his head “no” indicating that he thought they were the same.

1500: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Detainee was given the silent treatment during this next session. He did not attempt to speak to interrogators.

1630: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

1700: Detainee ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water. IS1 E continued engaging the detainee in conversation in an attempt to keep communication flowing and with long term intentions of limiting the topics until the detainee is driven to speak only of his Al Qaida associations.

1810: Detainee was exercised for circulation and taken to the latrine.

1930: Detainee was sent to the latrine and exercised. He did not want any water.

1945: The doctor checked the detainee. The doctor looked at the detainee’s back to ensure there were no abrasions from sitting in the metal chair for long periods of time. The doctor said everything was good.

2030: Detainee stated that SGT L would be the cause of him committing suicide. He requested to write a will. His request was granted and he wrote a will with a crayon. Lead had will translated and it was a request that if he died here to have his body and passport sent back to his country quickly and to notify his mother. Lead entered booth with the detainee’s will and told detainee that since he had allowed the detainee this opportunity, what would the detainee offer in return. The detainee said “thank you” and lead stated that was not enough. Lead told detainee that a single truth would be enough and asked the detainee “who recruited you into Al Qaida?” Detainee stated he was not Al Qaida and lead tore up the detainee’s will in front of him.

2100: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised. He was given a meal ready to eat and a bottle of water. He ate all of the meal and drank all of the water.

2220: Detainee was given a latrine break and exercised for approximately 10 minutes. He does not desire water.

2330: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.

27 December 2002[edit]

0001: Lead entered the booth and offered water to detainee – refused. Lead poured the water over the detainee’s head and offered a second bottle of water – refused. Lead poured the second bottle over the detainee’s head. Lead confronted detainee with the inconsistent stories he had given about his family members. Detainee stated that he was afraid for his family because he didn’t trust us.

0100: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. The “attention to detail” theme was run with the fitness model photos. The detainee answered five questions correctly and was told that we would not run the attention to detail lesson again unless we felt that he was not giving details about the questions we asked him.

0200: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. The detainee was told that since he could now provide detailed answers, he would review the location of the visa office where he had obtained his US visa. Maps were used and the detainee was questioned to see if he could properly estimate distance on the maps. The detainee was accurate in this line of questioning. The questioning provided the following information: Name of visa office: M Owner: K Worker #1: K Worker #2: F Location: Shari Al Ulayya street approximately 2km n/o Shar A Mahar in the Al Ulayya district of Riyadh. Grid coordinate: 7031 Map used: Saudi Arabia graphic Map name: Ar Riyad Scale: 1:25,000 Edition: 5-NIMA Series: K9611 Sheet: 4

0400: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was offered water – refused. Detainee was told to go to sleep.

0600: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Detainee offered food and water – ate one MRE and drank two bottles of water.

0715: Detainee taken to sleep cell for sleep period.

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and exercised 10 minutes.

1120: Detainee offered water – refused. Lead began by asking the detainee why he wanted to write a will. Detainee was evasive and finally stated that he didn’t want

to answer that question. When asked if he was going to try to commit suicide, the detainee stated “no”, but death had been entering his mind lately. The detainee was allowed to rewrite his will (it was essentially the same as that written the previous day). Control began discussing the condemnation of UBL by Islamic leaders.

1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1315: Detainee offered food and water – refused. Control continued discussion about UBL, fatwas, and leading clerics.

1415: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Control continued theme and steered it towards levels of guilt and how AQ personnel were cooperating and reducing their levels of guilt by doing so. Control told detainee about witness protection program without making any offers of protection.

1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Lead entered the booth and began talking about detainee’s youth.

1630: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused. Lead continued by talking about how some people use religion to prey upon young people, and mislead them into doing things that are wrong. Lead told detainee that it appeared the detainee was having trouble asking God for forgiveness. Lead explained process in Christianity for asking forgiveness.

1800: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1815: Corpsman took vitals – O.K.

1820: Interrogation began with circumstantial evidence by SGT M. Detainee was very resistant, possibly due to presence of LT G. Detainee gave descriptive information on the person at the car dealership in Riyadh and the person who was supposed to meet him in Orlando. The information given was in keeping with his cover story.

1910: Lt G began interrogation by talking about fear and trust, and how the truth is easy to recall but lies take effort, and someone who is tired will have trouble telling the same lies all the time. Detainee offered that he would tell the truth to LT because he felt he could trust the LT and gave his brother’s and sister’s names as well as his father’s name and phone number. This list is nearly identical to a listing of siblings given by him on 9 APR 02, which tend to indicate this information is truthful. LT asked detainee why he gave different information to the other interrogators and detainee stated that he didn’t trust the others. LT began explaining that since the detainee spent so much time in AF that he must have useful information about AQ. Detainee repeatedly stated that he didn’t know anything about AQ and kept a severe frown on his face during this line of questioning.

2020: Detainee offered water – took one sip.

2025: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

2100: Detainee ate an MRE and drank a bottle of water.

2110: Circumstantial evidence theme was used by SGT M. The detainee seemed very responsive when told that not only the evidence was there but that a lot of the detainees are talking.

2200: Detainee exercised and given a latrine break. Detainee tripped stepping out of latrine. Corpsman looked detainee over and everything was O.K. Lt G

continued interrogation and reminded the detainee that there was only one way out. LT explained to detainee why the U.S. was doing the things it was due to being at war.

2308: Detainee offered water – took one sip.

2335: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes.

28 December 2002[edit]

0001: Lead entered booth and gave detainee option to drink 1-1/2 bottles of water during the shift. Detainee related that he would rather take an IV and did not want to drink water at this time. Lead berated detainee on his choice and introduced circumstantial evidence of K’s connection to a NGO which served as a front for Al Qaida. Lead berated detainee and left booth. Control entered booth and told detainee to drink bottle of water. Control told detainee that he was walking out of booth and that by the time control returned detainee should have better have drank the water or else he would be wearing it. Control walked out for about 5 minutes and returned to booth. Detainee had drank the water.

0100: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised 10 minutes. Detainee offered water – refused.

0200: Control entered the booth and began to question the detainee about personalities he knows in Riyahd, SA.

0400: Detainee was instructed to go to sleep.

0500: Detainee was woken up, taken to bathroom and exercised.

0530: Lead introduced circumstantial evidence and elaborated on how detainee’s story did not coincide with his story.

0630: Control used a p/e down / futility approach on detainee and detailed his life here vs life in Cuba with his brothers. Detainee was told to pray and told that upon completing his prayers he would be walked to his cell where he would eat and drink water. Control left the room and was called back by MPs. MPs told control that detainee stated he was on strike from food and water. Control instructed detainee to get up from prayer and berated detainee about his remarks (fasting on food and water). Detainee was then instructed to go to his cell for sleep time.

1130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, and walked 10 minutes. Detainee appeared tired and interrogator questioned him about this. Detainee finally stated that sometimes a person has something new come up, possibly referring to his conversations with the confederate detainee. The topic of Shia muslims was brought up and the detainee stated that Shia did not believe in the prophet Mohammed.

1145: Corpsman checked vitals. Vitals were O.K. but indicated that detainee was close to dehydration.

1230: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE. Detainee given three bags of IV.

1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Topic of animals was discussed with interrogator telling of the type of animals in the U.S. Detainee broke out in tears and cried for half an hour. Detainee talked about the wonderment of God and asked God for forgiveness several times. Detainee told

interrogator a story about a young man from an evil city who found God by looking over creation from a hill, then returned to the city and fell back into sin, and finally returned to the hill and found the strength to sin no more.

1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator clarified the differences between Shia and Sunni muslims.

1545: Detainee given one hour nap.

1645: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee asked interrogator about prayers in Christianity and eventually asked to pray. Interrogator told detainee that he was denied prayer because he had lied and disrespected the interrogators. Interrogator told detainee that his supervisor told him that prayer could be granted if the detainee gave something up first.

1800: Detainee was exercised, taken to the latrine, and the medic on shift checked his vitals everything was o.k. The interrogation began with SGT M as lead and a DOD linguist, levels of guilt theme was the first theme used as the detainee had been crying profusely in the previous shift about a story of Allah’s forgiveness. SGT M asked the detainee the reason of why he had cried so much the detainee began telling the same story and was stopped, and told that I knew the story already just to tell me the real reason of why he was crying. The detainee went on to tell me that something tragic happened in his life today and he could not tell me. I kept on but the detainee would not give it up. The detainee went on to tell me that today he felt very spiritual and he could not keep the tears in. I told him “why today should he not feel this way every day”, and he told me again that something tragic in his life had occurred and again he did not want to talk about it. I asked him if because of the story he had finally realized that his involvement with Al Qaeda was wrong and the mission to America was wrong. I told him that everyone makes mistakes, he stated “no according to Al Qaeda this situation is a headache”, and I asked him to repeat, and then he realized what he had said, so he started on his treatment and that this is not the way to do an investigation, and I reminded him that this was not an investigation.

2000: The detainee was seen by the doctor and reminded that he needed to drink water. Latrine brake and exercised.

2100: Detainee ate an MRE and drank a bottle of water. The detainee was asked if he had ever talked to a Saudi official while he has been detained and the detainee replied yes, then he was asked if his living conditions where better then, and how long ago had it been since the officials had spoken to him. He replied that his living conditions where worse and it had been so long that he could not remember even what they looked like. I asked him if the Saudi government still wants him and he replied yes, then I asked him then why are you here and the detainee replied “because of the investigation”. I once again reminded him that this is not an investigation and that his government does not care about him and that is the reason he now belongs to the United States of America. The detainee seemed very shocked by this as if he had never put much thought in to this subject.

2130: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised. Medic check his vitals everything ok. The detainee was reminded that his involvement and actions taken by Al Qaeda have defaced Islam and that they are the reason that Muslims are not liked around the world. The detainee became extremely aggravated and started saying no that it

was our fault and caught himself and started again on his treatment I told him to humor me and tell me about interrogations, he told me to tell the guards to show there face and take him back to Cuba, so I laughed at him uncontrollably, and the detainee got quiet. Once again I reminded him that only his cooperation would get him out of this situation.

2345: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised. Medic check his vitals everything ok.

2400: 3rd shift interrogation over.

29 December 2002[edit]

0000: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

0015: Interrogation began with p/e down, fear up, and futility. Whenever detainee tried to speak, lead instructed him to shut up. Whenever detainee appeared too comfortable, lead instructed him to stand up and sit down several times. Al Qaida falling apart and circumstantial evidence were themes used.

0200: Detainee offered water – refused, so lead poured it over detainee’s head. Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 15 minutes. Interrogator continued same approach and detainee became very angry.

0330: Detainee offered water – refused, so lead poured _ bottle over detainee’s head.

0345: Detainee instructed to sleep.

0530: Detainee awakened and offered water – refused, so lead poured it over detainee’s head. Approach continued.

0645: Detainee taken to bathroom, walked, and taken to sleep cell. Detainee was given MRE to eat while in sleep cell.

1130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked.

1200: Detainee offered food and water – ate 2 MREs, banana, pears, and cookies, drank 2 bottles of water. Interrogator revisited the theme of high-level AQ talking and being protected in a witness protection program.

1335: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.

1430: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator instructed MPs to unshackle the detainee except for his legs to let him feel what it was like and gave the detainee a chance to make a decision to talk. Detainee refused and was reshackled.

1535: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator continued discussions of heaven.

1630: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogation continued with detainee becoming unresponsive.

1740: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked.

1800: Detainee refused food and water. Detainee said that he had thought about 2A0773 earlier during the day and was surprised him. It had been approximately one month since 2A0773 has interrogated detainee. Detainee thought that it was a good sign. Detainee seemed fairly talkative and relaxed. Discussion ensued about “God’s will” and about why detainee was saved when the other 19 terrorists were killed.

1845: Detainee refused food and water. Futility and Al-Qaida falling apart were

discussed. Detainee was relatively unresponsive and seemed relatively comfortable.

1930: Detainee refused food and water and did not need to use the latrine.

2030: Detainee seemed too comfortable. He was questioned about why he was unaffected by our discussion of the victims of 9/11. Detainee immediately sat up in his chair. BSCT observed that detainee does not like it when the interrogator points out his nonverbal responses. Detainee professed his innocence and interrogator laughed. At this point, detainee made a comment about the interrogators nonverbal responses to try to take control of the interrogation. Detainee stated, somewhat sarcastically, that he was very happy that the interrogator was laughing and enjoying himself. Detainee refused water.

2115: Detainee refused food and water.

2200: Discussion ensued about the why people join terrorist groups. Two quotes were read from the book What Makes a Terrorist and Why? The first quote asserted that people join terrorist groups for a sense of belonging, something that they are unable to find in normal social circumstances. The second quote pointed out that terrorist must dehumanize their victims and avoid thinking in terms of guilt and innocence. P&E down was also incorporated into the discussion and interrogator expressed understanding about why detainee would join a terrorist group after so many failures. Detainee seemed unresponsive. Detainee refused food, water, and restroom break.

2215: Detainee walked around the interrogation booth for approximately 10 minutes.

2230: Detainee refused water.

2320: Detainee refused food and water.

2330: Medical check – O.K. Detainee refused food and water. Detainee went to latrine and exercised for approximately 5 minutes.

2400: Second shift ended.

30 December 2002[edit]

0001: After detainee was exercised and used the bathroom, lead entered the booth and subjected detainee to white noise. Waiting for linguist.

0100: Linguist arrives. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Lead began to question detainee on his contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

0200: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank _ bottle of water. Upon returning to the booth questioning of known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE continued.

0330: Detainee was exercised for 10 minutes and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Upon returning from booth questioning of known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE continued. The following personalities were obtained from detainee regarding known contacts in Abu Dhabi, UAE and should be crossed referenced with previous mfr’s to identify new personalities and differences in known contacts(refer to MFR for further details on personalities):

  • 1. Z
  • 2. M
  • 3. A
  • 4. A
  • 5. M
  • 6. H

0530: Detainee instructed to go to sleep in booth.

0630: Detainee was woken up and lead began a futility/ p/e down approach. Lead reminded detainee that he could have a better life in Cuba with his brothers but he chooses to remain here.

0645: Detainee was taken to his cell and told to eat and drink his water.

1100: Detainee awakened from x-ray, given a head break and 10 minutes exercise.

1215: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.

1230: 1 MRE and 1 bottle of water. Detainee asked for prayer time and was told that he would not get prayer time back until he demonstrated a genuine change of heart.

1340: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was exploited on cover story and provided detail on timeline from Orlando to AF to PK. Interrogator matched all detainee movements to AQ movements during Northern Alliance offensive in AF.

1500: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was exploited on personalities in cover story. All personalities were checked against know terrorists and all the names matched the names of known terrorists. The first name of his best friend (he stopped before he would tell the last name) matches the name of the pilot of the fourth hijacked airliner on 9-11.

1630: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. The detainee continued to provide information on his cover story and drew a strip map for the location of his father’s home in Saudi Arabia.

1830: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.

1845: 1 MRE and 1 bottle of water.

2000: Head break and 10 minutes exercise.

2015: Nap.

2130: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom and walked. Lead entered the booth and told detainee that they would continue the topic of the previous night about people the detainee knew. Detainee offered water – refused, so interrogator poured it over the detainee’s head. Interrogator berated detainee for lack of compliance. Interrogator left the booth and MPs began checking detainee’s restraints. Detainee raised his hands towards MPs in an aggressive manner and MPs restrained detainee.

2200: Detainee walked for one hour. Interrogators berated detainee during walk.

2300: Detainee returned to booth and was subject to instrumental music. Detainee began to cry and interrogators returned and yelled at detainee to prevent him from crying in order to prevent him having an emotional release.

2350: Detainee tried to cry again and was yelled at by interrogators. Detainee not allowed to speak by yelling of interrogators.

31 December 2002[edit]

0015: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator played cards with MP in front of detainee.

0130: Detainee offered water – refused.

0230: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Detainee was told that his actions were the cause of his treatment.

0300: Detainee given 2 hour nap.

0500: Detainee was asked if he had ever been to Kabul and it was pointed out on a map that he would have to have gone through Kabul if he had driven from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar as he related in his stories. Detainee stated that he must have been asleep during that part of the trip. Interrogator told detainee that others had identified him as being at a safe house in Kabul. Detainee stated that he did not know these brothers and became very angry.

0600: Detainee was subject to music for one hour.

0700: Detainee taken to sleeping cell.

1100: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth.

1200: 2a0780 entered booth. Detainee was given an MRE, detainee looked at it as if he was going to decline it, but 2a0780 looked at detainee and said his name and then told him to take it. Detainee took MRE and a pear, detainee drank a bottle of water as well. 2a0780 started asking detainee about his travels. 2a0780 asked detainee to tell all of the people he had come in contact with in U.A.E.. Detainee gave the following names:

  • 1. A
  • 2. F
  • 3. Z
  • 4. M
  • 5. H
  • 6. A

For a more detailed report on the above listed names please reference 30 dec 02, 1st shift report. Detainee has provided these names before, with a physical description.

1400: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He refused water. Upon returning to the booth control entered the booth and asked detainee how he was doing. Control explained to detainee how he had initiated the treatment he received during the 1st shift by his own actions. Control explained to detainee levels of cooperation to be released from this camp and that up to the point where he refused to take the water bottle he was slowly moving up. However, his poor judgment and actions caused him to drop on the level of cooperation. Control explained that as he drops in level of cooperation his treatment becomes worse. Control explained that the treatment he received during the 1st shift was not even the bottom of the scale and it could get worse. Detainee agreed that he had brought the treatment on himself by his actions.

Control than began to ask detainee about business contacts he has in Abu Dhaby, UAE. Detainee provided the following names of business and the poc: (REFER O MFR FOR DETAILS)

  • 1. M
  • 2. M

1530: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Upon returning to the booth control began to question detainee about his contacts in dubai, uae and provided the following information: (refer to MFR for details)

  • 1. M
  • 2. While in Dubai detainee stayed at the Shalihut Dubai Montaza Alame A Tervi

Resort.

  • 3. After arriving in Dubai, detainee contacted M and M. He called M from a

public phone in the Dubai market place. M told the detainee that he could return to the USA if he chose to and could travel with the following:

  • - M
  • - F
  • - S

Detainee also related that A conducts business with Sharikat Al Basri company that imports/ exports vehicles from the USA/Japan.

1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank sips of his water. Upon returning to the booth control began to question detainee about his finances. The detainee provided the following information about bank accounts he has used:

  • 1. Abu Dhaby bank- located in Abu Dhaby, UAE.
  • 2. Riyadh bank- located in Harj city on Shari Al Masanah street.
  • 3. Al Rajhi bank- located in Al Harj city on Shari Al Masanah street.

Detainee related that the bank accounts were under his name (Mohammed Manah Al Qahtani) and his brothers name (I) and were open at the time he left for Afghanistan.

1830: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom at 1830 hours. He drank _ bottle of water.

1920: Corpsman checked the detainees vitals and were within normal limits. Detainee was instructed to sleep.

2100: Detainee awakened, head break and 15 minute walk.

2120: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist. Interrogators began with “Al Qaida falling apart” theme and gave detainee a history lesson on the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor and the ultimate result of the war.

2315: Head break and 30 minute walk. Detainee returned to booth and started to fall asleep, but MPs woke him up. Detainee tried to pray, but interrogator berated detainee to make him stop.

01 January 2003[edit]

0000: Head break and 10 minute walk. Lead enter the booth and told detainee to pick a topic to talk about. Detainee asked lead to pick a topic and control said they

would talk about the detainee’s trip from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar and how he must have gone through Kabul. Detainee denied he was Kabul even though other detainees identified him as being at a safe house there.

0100: Detainee given cup of coffee. Detainee was told that he would not be respected as long as he refused to tell the truth, and that he would not go home or to Cuba until he told the truth. Detainee interrupted control during a fear up – p/e down approach so control poured a bottle of water over detainee’s head. Lead entered booth alone and talked to detainee about horse riding and the detainee stated it was a religious duty to learn to ride a horse. Lead asked if the Koran said this and detainee stated a Hadith stated this, that a man should teach his sons how to ride a horse and use a sword. Lead stated that the verse really meant a father should teach his children everything they need to know in order to survive, and should not be taken literally.

0230: Head break and nap.

0345: Awakened, head break and 10 minute walk. Lead resumed conversation on horse riding verse and detainee agreed that it probably meant a father should teach his children the necessities of life. Lead steered conversation to topic of how UBL could convince 19 people to kill themselves and other innocents. Detainee was evasive on topic.

0500: Head break and 10 minute walk. Topic was changed to detainee’s current situation and the futility of continued resistance. Lead asked detainee what he was thinking and he replied “I have a very difficult decision”.

0700: Taken to cell in x-ray for sleep, given MRE.

0730: Detainee had thrown MRE out of cell, it was returned to him by control, detainee ate this and drank 1 bottle of water. DETAINEE WAS GIVEN 12 HOURS IN HIS SLEEP CELL. MPs gave the detainee two MREs and water during the rest period.

1900: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth.

1930: 2A0780 and control entered booth, 2A0780 asked detainee how he was feeling, detainee responded he was well. Detainee looked well rested. Detainee was given a MRE, detainee looked at it as if he was going to decline it, so 2A0780 took MRE away, detainee quickly changed his mind and took the MRE and an apple. Detainee also drank a bottle of water.

2000: 2A0780 and control started talking to detainee about trivial things, how he was feeling how things were going. 2A0780 drew a diagram on the white board of a bridge over a pit of fire, the bridge had little razors on it. Detainee was told that this was the “Sirat” or a diagram of “judgment day” detainee was told on judgment day everyone will be sorted out by beliefs. Control asked detainee what are some of your greatest sins, what do you feel sorry about, detainee stated not taking care of his parents, not finishing school, and not repaying his aunt. (detainee borrowed $20,000 from his aunt) . 2A0780 told detainee that he was only looking out for detainee. This was all done to lead detainee in to the next line of questions.

2045: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He drank water.

2130: Detainee returned to booth and related the following regarding his travel to Pakistan and people he contacted (refer to MFR): 1. M 2. A 2245: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.

2300: Detainee returned to the booth. 2A0780 entered the booth a began talking to detainee about what the Quran says about justice for orphans. 2A0780 ask detainee what made 19 young Saudi Arabian men want to kill themselves, detainee stated he was unsure, but maybe they were tricked. 2A0780 asked how could one man, Bin Laden, convince 19 young men to kill themselves, (detainee was starting to fade he was going in and out of sleep.) The question was repeated, detainee stated that they were tricked, that he distorted the picture if front of them,

2A0780 asked detainee if this made him mad, detainee stated yes, (detainee did not realize that 2A780 had now started putting detainee into the picture) 2A0780 asked detainee if he was mad that his friends had been tricked, detainee stated yes.

2A0780 asked detainee if his friends knew about the plan, detainee stated no,

2A0780 asked if detainee knew about the plan, detainee stated no, 2A0780 asked detainee if anyone knew about the plan, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if Mohammed Atta knew about the plan, detainee stated that he didn’t know. 2A0780 asked detainee if it made him mad that he killed his friends, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if he was glad that he didn’t die on the plane, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his parents were happy that he didn’t die detainee stated yes. 2A0780 stated “he killed your friends” detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked detainee if his parents were happy that he wasn’t on the plane, detainee stated yes. 2A0780 asked did you call your parents after you didn’t get on the plane, detainee stated no. 2A0780 asked detainee you knew getting on the plane was wrong, detainee stated yes, 2A0780 then asked but you still wanted to fight, detainee stated yes. Detainee was having difficulty staying awake at this time. Detainee was becoming non responsive.

2359: Medics evaluated detainee and gave detainee IV.

02 January 2003[edit]

0100: 2nd Shift interrogation team entered booth. IS1 E, SGT R and a DOD linguist. Detainee was receiving his 3 bags of IV. Interrogators offered detainee coffee and detainee refused. Interrogators told detainee that since he was being disrespectful, he would not be treated nicely this session. Detainee was shown the Bin Laden shrine and told that he could only pray to Bin Laden. Detainee was subject to loud music and yelling.

0315: Detainee offered and accepted 1 bottle of water.

0330: Detainee taken to head and given 30 minutes exercise. Detainee began yelling in rage but interrogators yelled louder to shut him up.

0530: Detainee given head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee was told that he could not use the words “car” or “falcon” and was then asked questions about his cover story.


0700: Head break and 10 minutes exercise. Detainee taken to sleep cell.

0730: MRE and bottle of water given to detainee in sleep cell. PSYOP TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE COMMENCES

0815: Amublance arrives and confederate detainee is told that the information he gave last night checked out, so the interrogators will keep their promise to send him to a better place to be with his cousins. A linguist was used to interpret to the detainee could overhead and understand the exchange. The confederate was shackled at the ankles and allowed to carry the fruit and Koran with him. As the confederate entered the ambulance, he shouted to the detainee “God guide and direct you” in Arabic. The detainee shouted a reply that was not loud enough to hear, but the tone of voice indicated that it was a similar response.

1100: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

1130: Detainee instructed to clean the interrogation booth. Interrogator asked detainee how he felt. Detainee stated he was tired and had a bad night so he didn’t sleep well. Detainee offered water – declined.

1200: Interrogator discussed the razor bridge over hell, recovering the topic from the previous day. Interrogator covered major sins and virtues of Islam.

1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator took the big brother approach and explained how he was trying to help the detainee. Detainee offered water and drank. Interrogator asked detainee about his joint account with his oldest brother. Interrogator exploited details about the detainee’s construction company.

1500: Detainee subject to music. Interrogator reminded detainee that failure to provide details when answering would make him look like a liar.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee drank a half bottle of water. Detainee was subject to music.

1800: Interrogator started big brother approach and reminded that he had done better the previous day and did not need to slip backwards. Interrogator asked what the detainee missed and the detainee stated that he missed his freedom.

1935: Detainee was taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes.

2000: Lt G enter the booth for one hour and talked to detainee about the way to heaven in Christianity and Islam, and how they differed slightly, but ended up the same at the end. LT told detainee that the detainee had to help LT to help him (detainee). Detainee said he would tell the truth and let LT know if he had any information. LT asked the detainee about Al Qaida, detainee responded with general comments and stated that he was not a member of Al Qaida, and he knew only things that everyone else would know.

2110: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Detainee was reintroduced to the rules from the previous day and was tested to see if he maintained compliance. Detainee was questioned about his trip from Mazar E Sharif to Kandahar with the use of a map. Detainee had previously denied ever being in Kabul but it was pointed out that he must have gone through Kabul to get to Kandahar. Detainee said that he had been through Kabul and apologized to interrogator. Interrogator awarded the detainee a respect point.

2230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

2300: Medical check. Subj. appeared dehydrated, detainee drank 33 oz bottle of water. Interrogator began calming detainee by talking to him civilly, and started pointing out the resistance techniques the detainee was using as described in the Manchester Document.

03 January 2003[edit]

0030: Head break.

0100: Nap

0200: Awakened, given a head break and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator told detainee that it was not in his interest to deny involvement in AQ because there was already enough evidence against him to convict him. Interrogator gave several scenarios why the detainee would deny AQ involvement, and the detainee brought up the possibility that he was innocent, which drew a berating from the interrogator. Interrogator asked if he was afraid his family would be endangered – No; was he not being honest because he was still loyal to Bin Laden – No; was he not being honest because he thought it would be a sin – the detainee did not reply but furrowed his brow. Interrogator asked the question again and the detainee would only stare at the interrogator.

0300: Head break and 10 minutes walk.

0315: Offered water and MRE, refused.

0400: Head break and 10 minutes walk.

0530: Head break and 10 minutes walk. Interrogators began discussion on death and judgement. Detainee was asked if he was afraid of death – “No, death can be a great comfort”; asked if he feared the final judgement – “Yes”. Interrogators asked if he would have gone to Orlando if he had known the mission. Detainee replied “No”.

0630: Medical check – O.K.

0700: Taken to cell at x-ray and offered MRE and water – refused. Interrogators poured the bottle of water of over his head and took his food away.

1100: Detainee was escorted from cell. Detainee was exercised and given the chance to go to the restroom. Detainee was placed in interrogation booth and instructed to clean room. Detainee cleaned room and then ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water.

1200: Detainees vitals were taken by corpsman. Corpsman related that detainee needed to drink water. Detainee was then given 2 bottles of water which he needed to complete prior to the shift ending. 2a0780 and 2a0761 entered booth and began to exploit detainees travel to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Refer to MFR for details. Detainee stated that while in Kandahar he only called the following: 1. His older brother I 2. M 3. A 4. His parent’s home in Riyadh

5. Z (he did not disclose this information at this time but would later be forced to disclose it when he contradicted himself.) While in Kandahar A introduced detainee to the following three people: (per detainee these are the only people he made contact with while in Kandahar) 1. S 2. Unknown name- works at Al Nuzha supermarket in the main market center. Detainee met with this person on 5 occasions while in Kandahar. 3. Unknown name- this person lives on a street near the airport. Detainee met with this person on at least 2 occasions. Detainee also related that he visited a place near Kandahar where people from the gulf states would meet to hunt for falcons (contradiction as to wanting to meet other arabs). Detainee stated that he attended 3 meetings, but when he was asked who was present at these meeting detainee stated that he would show up and no one was there. When asked how he knew about this meeting location of gulf state personnel he stated that Z from UAE had told him about this meeting place and he should go there when in Kandahar.

1315: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee returned to the booth and was questioned further on the meeting place he had mentioned.

1515: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank _ bottle of water.

1530: Detainee returned to booth and exposed to white noise. Interrogator covered how greedy and selfish the detainee was and talked about how the detainee had stated the he was more important that God or his family.

1815: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 10 minutes. Interrogator discussed the theme of justice with detainee. Lights in the interrogation booth were turned off and candles were lit to provide subdued lighting, and relaxation/meditation music was played. Detainee became uncomfortable and asked for music to be turned off.

1900: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked 30 minutes.

1945: Detainee shown graphic victim photos. Detainee cried while viewing photos. Photos were spotlighted with a flashlight in subdued lighting while relaxation/meditation music was played.

2015: Interrogator returned and explained purpose of photos.

2120: Detainee given head break and 10 minute walk.

2135: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist. Interrogators berated detainee for refusing food on previous day. Control covered the “rules for the day” approach. Control questioned detainee about why he had a German visa. Detainee stated he had never been to Germany. Interrogator told detainee that was not the question, and detainee stated that he didn’t get a German visa, he got a European visa. Detainee stated that he wanted a US visa but got a European visa by mistake. Detainee became evasive about details of the transaction.

2330: Head break and 10 minute walk. Lead told detainee to pick a topic for discussion. Detainee first wanted to talk about what he would do if he got out, then retracted and said he wanted to talk about Christianity. Interrogators berated detainee for making the retraction. Detainee then told interrogators he would like to get a job and have a wife. Interrogators helped detainee plan his life by drawing a pathway on the board with a split, and told him that he was at the split now, and must be truthful or he would never be able to go down the path he wanted.

04 January 2003[edit]

0130: Head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogators changed topic to Arabic history. Detainee exhibited ignorance of many significant Arabic events.

0200: drank 1 cup of coffee. Topic was changed to religious history. Detainee stated that half the detainees including himself did not become religious until they reached Cuba. Interrogators noted to detainee that religion did not seem to be what encouraged people to join AQ.

0300: Head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogators related that power and money might be motivators for people to join AQ. Interrogators asked detainee what his motivation was for joining AQ. Detainee did not answer and interrogator asked if it was too private a matter to discuss. Detainee answered “yes”.

0330: 1 MRE and 1 Bottle of water.

0400: Head break and nap.

0500: Detainee awakened, given head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogator covered some Arabian history and pointed out similarities between the US constitution and the Koran. Interrogator began circumstantial evidence theme with levels of guilt. Detainee was asked how he felt about the evidence against him and he responded that he thinks about it a lot and tries to diffuse some things against him and disprove others. A timeline was created for the detainee showing his events leading up to Orlando. Detainee was visibly affected by this approach and appeared to be near the point of crying.

0520: Medical check, OK.

0700: Head break, taken to x-ray to sleep and given 1 bottle of water.

1100: Detainee awakened, exercised, taken to bathroom and taken to booth. White noise in background

1130: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered the booth and instructed detainee to clean room. Detainee cleaned room and drank water. 2a0780 then asked detainee about people that he had previously mentioned. M, A, A. 2a0780 had detainee describe these persons. Detainee stated that they were not religious. Detainee stated that he was not religious at the time and only became religious once he was detained.

1230: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee drank 8 ounces of water.

1245: Detainee was returned to booth. 2a0761 entered booth and began to question detainee about his travel from Kandahar, AF to Khost, AF. Detainee provided the following information and people he came in contact with: (refer to mfr for details) 1. A- Detainee described him …


1430: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. He was returned to the booth and exposed to white noise.

1530: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee was returned to booth where he drank 8 ounces of water.

1545: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered the booth and covered detainee’s timeline from Orlando, Florida, USA to Khost, Pakistan. Detainee was told that the information he has provided is inaccurate since it does not coincide with the war in Afghanistan. He fails to mention any combat in the area at the time he was there or seeing military forces.

1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee returned to booth and subjected to white noise.

1730: Corpsman checked detainees vitals which were within normal range.

1830: Detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom.

1845: 2a0761 entered the booth and continued to questions detainee about his stay in Kandahar. He provided the following details: (refer to MFR). Detainee was berated for not mentioning details about his passport/visa and money when his trip from Kandahar to Khost was covered. Detainee also stated that if his health had improved he intended on returning to Mazar-e-Sharif to meet with M with the falcons he had acquired. Detainee was berated and told that his story is inconsistent and a lie. 2a0761 then walked out of the room with disgust.

2010: Lt G entered the booth and reinforced that the detainee needed to tell the whole truth and to answer all questions quickly and with detail. LT told detainee that interrogators would ask the same questions several times in order to be complete and thorough. LT also told detainee that he should apologize the next time he saw 2A0761.

2045: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom.

2130: Drank 1 cup of coffee. Interrogators talked to detainee about guilt, leniency, and cultural inhibitions to telling the truth.

2300: Head break, 20 minute exercise. Interrogators began theme that the detainee had no hope of being found innocent, and must begin telling the whole truth to minimize the punishment he would receive. Interrogators feigned anger at detainee and taught detainee the steps to apologize which included admitting what he did, asking forgiveness, and making reparations.

05 January 2003[edit]

0100: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

0200: Source ate a cracker and drank a bottle of water he refused the rest of the MRE complaining of an upset stomach. Interrogators asked detainee if he thought he would be found innocent if he went to trial and the detainee stated “yes”. Interrogators explained to detainee that his only hope should be to cooperate so he could get leniency.

0300: Head break and 20 minute exercise. Interrogator continued with leniency theme. Interrogator then left booth so linguist could speak to detainee alone. Linguist

recommended the detainee should tell the truth and detainee replied that he couldn’t. Detainee asked linguist “what will they do to me?”. Linguist replied that 3000 people had been killed and we would not stop until we got the truth.

0500: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogator started futility approach telling the detainee that his hope of being believed was false.

0700: Head break and taken to bed.

1100: Detainee taken to bathroom, walked and offered food – refused.

1130: Interrogator instructed detainee to clean the interrogation booth. Detainee drank water.

1200: 2A780 told detainee he is guilty, and the question is how guilty is he and how much leniency can he get.

1230: Interrogator exploits detainee‘s travel prior to going to Orlando.

1330: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1350: Detainee offered food – ate one MRE. White noise played in background.

1440: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.

1450: Interrogator exploits detainee’s work history.

1600: Detainee taken to bathroom and walked. Interrogator reminded detainee that it was important to give every detail when giving information because the questions would have to start all over again if he left anything out. Interrogator used love of family approach and asked detainee how his parents would feel if one of his brothers became a suicide bomber and died. Interrogator further said that if the detainee gave the name of the AQ recruiter in Saudi, we could stop this person before he had a chance to talk to the detainee’s brother. Detainee appeared to think deeply about this topic.

1730: Corpsman checked detainee’s vitals – O.K.

1800: Detainee listened to music for remainder of session.

2130: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

2140: Medical check. OK.

2145: Interrogation team entered the booth, IS1 E and a DOD linguist.

2200: Source drank 1 bottle of water. Interrogator told detainee that by lying, he was making his situation worse. IS-1 told detainee that if the cover story was used in a trial, the prosecutor would tear it apart.

2330: Head Break and 10 minute exercise. Topic changed to global issues to discredit UBL and identify the US point of view.

06 January 2003[edit]

0100: Head Break and 10 minute exercise.

0230: Head break and 10 minute exercise. SGT began a discussion of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict.

0400: Head break and 15 minute exercise. SGT began futility approach using circumstantial evidence.

0530: Head break and 30 minute exercise. Detainee drank _ bottle of water. Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Circumstantial evidence and futility continued. Detainee’s body language seems to indicate he is becoming more worried about this subject.

0700: Detainee taken to sleep cell.

1100: Detainee awakened, given shower and fresh clothes, taken to bathroom and exercised.

1130: Detainee taken to interrogation booth and drank water.

1200: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K.

1215: Interrogators instruct detainee to drink water and be respectful. Interrogators began questioning detainee about work history prior to the Orlando trip.

1325: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Detainee drank water. Questioning continued.

1530: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1600: Corpsman checked vitals – O.K. Questioning continued

1730: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1830: Detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water.

1930: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised; drank water. Detainee subject to white noise the remainder of the shift.

2030: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

2130: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

2140: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT R and a DOD linguist.

2200: Source drank 1 cup coffee.

2215: Medical check ok. Interrogators talked to detainee about the Saudi royal family and how they had not taken care of the Saudi people. Interrogators then gave detainee an American Government class where they explained the three branches of government and how it all worked. Interrogators explained how both AQ and the Saudi government blamed the US for all their problems, while the truth was that these organizations were the cause of the problems. Interrogators explained how both the US and Saudi had been under control of the British prior to independence. Interrogators explained how the US is obligated to protect its people in interests abroad.

2300: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

2330: Source drank 1 cup coffee. Interrogators explained to detainee that he was so ignorant of the world that he could not distinguish between truth and lies when someone told him something. Interrogators told detainee that he needed to improved his education about world history and sociology so that he would know when someone lied to him. Interrogators pointed out that AQ had used people like him and tricked them by lying to them.

7 January 2003[edit]

0001: Medic gave source Tylenol and 1 cup water. Interrogators asked detainee what his reason for not telling the whole truth was. Interrogators asked if he thought it would be a sin if he did, he replied “no”; asked if he still had allegiance to AQ, he replied “no”, asked if he thought it was the best course of action for him, he replied “yes”.

0200: Nap

0340: Awakened, head break and 10 minute exercise.

0400: Offered food and water, refused. Interrogators resumed discussion about his holding out on telling the truth. Interrogators reiterated that the case against the

detainee was strong and he had no hope of being found innocent. Detainee was asked what was wanted of him, he replied “If I help you, you will help me”. Detainee appeared to begin to understand his situation and become distressed.

0500: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogators continued futility approach.

0700: Head break and taken to x-ray for rest period.

1045: Detainee awoke on his own and urinated through the wire of his cell. When asked why he did this and did not request to go to the bathroom, detainee replied that he woke up and could not hold it and had to go immediately.

1100: Detainee woken up and exercised/ taken to the bathroom and moved to booth.

1130: 2a0780 entered booth and used an emotional futility p/e down approach on source.

1300: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water

1315: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered the booth and continued to exploit detainees work history.

1445: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom

1530: 2a0761 and 2a0780 continued to exploit detainees work history.

1700: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water.

1730: 2a0761 and 2a0780 continued to exploit sources work history and began to exploit sources car selling business associates.

1900: detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water

1915: 2a0780 entered booth and went over maps of sources home, Al Kharj, SA.

2000: Detainee ate 1 MRE and drank water.

2100: Detainee exercised and taken to the bathroom. Log reviewed to this point by JTF/SJA DMC 7 Jan 02

2115: Interrogation team entered booth, IS1 E , SGT M and a DOD Linguist. Futility approach was run as it was determined that the detainee was holding on to a hope that he would be found innocent. Interrogators explained that this was a false hope.

2230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

2245: Medical check by corpsman, OK. Interrogator began questioning detainee about his time in AF.

08 January 2003[edit]

0030: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Detainee drank one bottle of water.

0230: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

0300: Source ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water. Interrogator resumed the futility approach and centered around why the detainee still refuses to tell the truth.

0400: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogator began talking about other topics such as the true definition of martyr, and Islamic beliefs. Detainee asked interrogator to tell him about hunting, and interrogator turned the topic back to futility.

0630: Head break and taken for sleep period.

1100: Detainee moved from cell to booth. He is exercised and taken to the bathroom.

1130: 2a0780 enters booth and begins questioning on family history.

1300: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Source drank water.

1330: 2a0761 and 2a0780 entered booth and began to exploit sources car business contacts.

1500: Detaineee was exercised and taken to the bathroom

1630: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Drank water.

1700: Detainee ate hot food instead of MRE.

1730: 2a0780 exploited detainees family tree and car business associates who traveled to the US

1830: Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Vitals checked by corpsman and within normal limits.

1900: Detainee given nap.

2200: Detainee woken from nap, exercised, and taken to latrine.

2215: Interrogation began with questioning on the Arabs that where detained with the source.

2330: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised.

09 January 2003[edit]

2400: Detainee ate one MRE and drank a bottle of water.

2425: Detainee taken to latrine and exercised.

0030: Detainee stated that he was not stupid and answered that he was educated when questioned if he was a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, he said yes to being an engineer.

0230: Detainee taken to the latrine and exercised.

0300: Detainee was seen by the medic everything ok.

0315: Sgt questioned the source on his income and why he did not provide his family any financial help.

0330: Detainee was taken to the latrine and exercised.

0345: SGT ran futility approach life is hopeless. SGT asked the source to visualize his future source said he could then said your right at this point there is no hope, SGT commented that the only thing to do at this time is just confess and help him self, that he is only 30 years old and who knows maybe one day he might even be freed, SGT explained confessed al qaeda members know this and that is why there talking and not to screw him self out of an opportunity to may help his life because there is going to come a time when nothing is going to matter. SGT told the detainee it was time to go to sleep and to think about it, source was very thankful and said that he would consider it since his life right now has no value.

0530: Interrogation ended and detainee was put to bed.

1100: Detainee awakened, taken to bathroom, exercised, and taken to interrogation booth.

1130: A0780 entered the booth and started small talk with detainee. Detainee stated he wanted to fast during the day, and this wish was respected.

1200: A0761 entered the booth and began exploiting shipping companies used by dealerships in SA. Exploitation continued for entire shift.

1300: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1500: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1700: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised.

1900: Detainee taken to bathroom and exercised. Detainee drank 16 oz water

2130: Head break and 10 min exercise.

2145: Medical check. Interrogators reviewed topics of the previous few days. Futility was reinforced and interrogators stated there must be only two reasons for the detainee’s continued resistance; either the detainee did not believe the interrogator, or the detainee was protecting terrorists still at large. Interrogator likened the detainee’s story to swiss cheese, with holes surrounding information concerning terrorists.

2330: Head break and 10 min exercise. Interrogators allowed detainee to choose topic for discussion. Detainee asked if the interrogator liked to cook and clean because he (detainee) was a single man and liked to cook.

10 January 2003[edit]

0100: 1 cup coffee.

0130: Head break and 10 min exercise. Futility approach was run and detainee said that he knew nothing about terrorists, but would be willing to go back to the Gulf states and infiltrate terrorist organizations for us to help us out. Futility continued to be run for the remainder of the night.

0200: 10 oz water and 1 cup of coffee.

0300: Head break and 10 min exercise.

0430: Head break and 10 min exercise.

0630: Head break and 10 min exercise.

0645: Medical check – O.K.

0650: Refused MRE and water.

0700: Transferred to x-ray for sleep period.

1100: Woken up/ exercised/ taken to the bathroom and transferred to the booth. Detainee offered food – refused. Interrogators questioned detainee about his work history with emphasis on automotive contacts and meeting places for the entire shift.

1300: Exercised and taken to the bathroom.

1330: Medical check, medic stated source needed to drink water. Source was told to drink water, source complied.

1500: Exercised and taken to bathroom. Source drank water.

1630: Source was asked if he needed a bathroom break, no.

1745: Source exercised and taken to bathroom. Source drank water.

1900: Source was given MRE with extra food inside.

1945: Source exercised and taken to bathroom.

2000: Source was allowed to sit in booth and rest. Reviewed to this point by SJA, JTF GTMO, 10 January 2003, 1840 hours.

2100: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

2130: Interrogation team entered the booth, IS1 E and a DOD linguist. Interrogator covered previous night’s topic of hopelessness unless the detainee cooperates fully so he can receive leniency. Detainee stated that the session this night was quieter and he liked that, and that he didn’t like to talk about his case because the conversation would become harsh. Interrogator told detainee that conversations became harsh because the detainee lies. Detainee tried to deflect conversation when it turned to Al Qaida.

2245: Head break and 10 minute exercise. Interrogator allowed detainee to choose a topic to talk about. Detainee wanted to talk about dinosaurs. Interrogator gave history of dinosaurs and talked about the meteor that wiped them out, and equated this event with nuclear war. Detainee expresses great ignorance about dinosaurs and space, topics that are taught in U.S. grade schools. Detainee asked interrogator if the sun revolved around the earth.

11 January 2003[edit]

0145: Head break and 10 minute exercise.

0200: Source ate 1 MRE and drank 1 bottle of water.

0230: Source received haircut. Detainee did not resist until the beard was cut. Detainee stated he would talk about anything if his beard was left alone. Interrogator asked detainee if he would be honest about himself. Detainee replied “if God wills”. Beard was shaven. Detainee stated he was on strike from interrogation on all teams. A little water was poured over the detainee’s head to reinforce control and wash the hair off. Interrogator continued futility approach. Detainee began to cry when talking.

0400: Head break and 10 minute walk.

0430: Nap

0545: Head break and 10 minute walk. Interrogator told detainee to choose a topic of discussion. Detainee asked to know about the rituals of Christianity. Interrogator told detainee to talk about the rituals of Islam first.

0650: Medical check, OK.

0700: Taken to x-ray for sleep period.

Wikisource Footnotes[edit]

  1. "originator controlled", not to be released to anyone outside the agency that created the document.
  2. Ramadan was already in its third week at this point
  3. This is seemingly a reference to a McDonald's value meal.
  4. Most commercially-available burgers outside the Muslim world, including McDonald's, are not Halal
  5. According to strict interpretation of Islam, musical instruments are forbidden.
  6. unclear
  7. Muslims pray five times daily.
  8. Strict adherents to Islam believe that the Hadith commands followers to wear beards.