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ID:

438

Date:

2009-06-16

Headline:

CIA Mistaken on 'High-Value' Detainee, Document Shows

Reporter's name:

Peter Finn and Julie Tate

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

According to transcripts of Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT) re-released by the Department of Defense with different redactions, the detainee known as "Abu Zubaida," who was once dubbed "al-Qaeda's chief of operations" by President George W. Bush, told a military tribunal that his interrogators admitted to him that they realized he was neither a mastermind nor a member of Al Qaeda. Zubaida was subjected to waterboarding 83 times.

Notes:

The CSRT transcripts for six "high-value detainees," including Abu Zubaida, were released in response to a FOIA request and lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union; the Pentagon had previously released partially-redacted transcripts in 2007. The transcript for the tribunal of another detainee, Majid Khan, shows how DOD's redactions changed over time on his CSRT transcript.

Keywords:

Guantanamo, detainee, Abu Zubaida, Al Qaeda, transcript, Combatant Status Review Tribunal, CSRT, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, redactions, Pentagon, waterboarding

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/15/AR2009061503045.html


Agencies:

CIA

States:

US Terr./Other

Categories:

detainees, Guantanamo
detainees, prison
intelligence
terrorism


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