Interrogation Log of al-Qahtani (Week 4)
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
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:
He also gave names of people in the UAE he said had given him money for his falcon trip into Afghanistan:
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
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
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
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
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 [sic] 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.
[20 December 2002]
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.