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Report: Guantanamo Interrogators Played Major Role at Abu Ghraib
VOA News
29 May 2004, 11:15 UTC

A published report says interrogators from the U.S.- run detention camp at the Navy Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were sent to Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison late last year to train American intelligence teams.

The New York Times Saturday quotes unidentified U.S. military officials as saying Guantanamo interrogation experts played a major role at Abu Ghraib through December 2003. That would include the time when the worst abuse of Iraqi detainees is believed to have occurred.

The newspaper says the involvement of Guantanamo personnel at Abu Graib is to be addressed in a major report now being prepared on suspected abuses by military intelligence officers.

The Department of Defense is investigating whether interrogation methods used at Guantanamo, as well as in Afghanistan, against prisoners designated as "enemy combatants" were wrongly applied in Iraq, where captives are protected by the Geneva Conventions.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.

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