Gitmo Manual Leaked Online

Wikileaks reveals what FOIA request could not
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2007 11:03 AM CST
FILE ** A Guantanamo detainee sits alone inside a fenced area during his daily outside period, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Twice a day at the U.S. military prison here, detainees Abdul Rahman...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A sensitive manual from the military's Guantanamo Bay facility has surfaced online, Wired News reports. It lays out exacting instructions for psychologically manipulating detainees, dealing with hunger strikes, rewarding prisoners with “comfort items” like extra toilet paper, and evading Red Cross inspectors. The administration promised the Red Cross full access, but guards are instructed in the manual to deny even visual access to certain detainees.

The 238-page document appeared on Wikileaks, after four years of Freedom of Information Act requests from the ACLU failed to yield access to it. It appears genuine, and is signed by Major-General Geoffrey Miller, who reportedly introduced harsh interrogation techniques like stress positioning to Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. The manual evokes Abu Ghraib images, telling guards to use dogs to intimidate prisoners.