posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 07:06 PM
How long do you thing it will take for this one to spring a leak?
Document warns Guantanamo employees not to talk
By Toni Locy, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Military and civilian employees at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were warned recently not to talk
with attorneys who represent detainees held there, according to a document prepared by the legal office of the Army-led task force that runs the
The document, obtained by USA TODAY, says that soldiers and interrogators are not required to give defense attorneys statements about the "personal
treatment of detainees" or any "failure to report actions of others." It also says that refusing to cooperate with defense attorneys "will not
impact your career."
The warning — titled "Interaction with Defense Counsel" — has surfaced at a time when the treatment of the nearly 600 detainees at Guantanamo is
under scrutiny because of the abuse and sexual humiliation of Iraqis in U.S. custody at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller,
former commander at Guantanamo, went to Iraq last year to share interrogation techniques used in Cuba.
An email to Pentagon staff marked "URGENT IT (Information Technology) BULLETIN: Taguba Report" orders employees not to read or download the Taguba
report at Fox News, on the grounds that the document is classified.