Testimony of a Male Sergeant

This is an excerpt from a summary of an interview that took place at a conference room on 8 February 2005 at the 250th MI [= Military Intelligence] Battalion Headquarters, Long Beach, California. On 29 March 2005, at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Investigating Officer BG John Furlow declared under penalty that said summary was true and correct. The summary was released by the US Government on 15 June 2006 under a FOIA request by the ACLU, who made it public on June 19, 2006.

I was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) from August 2002 to February 2003. At the time I was stationed at GTMO, I was assigned as an interrogator. However, most of my time was spent reviewing Memorandums for Record and draft interrogation plans with the military analysts.

During the course of the interview I was asked about what I knew about detainee abuse at Guantanamo. I was specifically asked about the following acts: Inappropriate use of military working dogs, inappropriate use of duct tape, impersonation of or interference with FBI agents, inappropriate use of loud music and/or yelling, sleep deprivation, short-shackling, inappropriate use of extreme temperatures during interrogation, and inappropriate use of sexual tension as an interrogation technique, to include lap dances and simulated menstrual fluids.

I have personal knowledge of the following:


I believe sleep deprivation was used during interrogations [REDACTED]

SGT [REDACTED] described how she used either perfume or Vaseline during interrogations. According to SGT [REDACTED] she would put the lotion/perfume in her hand and then rub the detainee's hand and arms. (In fact, SGT [REDACTED] stated that she used Victoria [sic] Secret perfume so the detainee's [sic] would smell like a woman) (Enclosures to the Schmidt-Furlow Report (Part 1), p. 858).

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