3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Air Force Lieutenant General Randall Schmidt, military investigator:
"ISN-063 was told his mother and sisters were whores, he was forced to wear a bra and a thong (underwear) placed on his head during interrogation. Twice interrogators told him he was a homosexual, had homosexual tendencies and other detainees knew. He was forced to dance with a male interrogator. He was subjected to several strip searches as a control measure, not for security, and an interrogator tied a leash to his hand chains, led him around the room and conducted a series of dog tricks."
4. Shot of Senators
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Air Force Lieutenant General Randall Schmidt, military investigator
"In my judgement, and we looked at this very, very carefully. No torture occurred. Detention and interrogation operations across the board for the general population and again looking through all the evidence that we could, was safe, secure and humane. We did find that regarding one detainee, ISN-063, I felt that the cumulative effect of simultaneous applications of numerous authorised techniques had abusive and degrading impact on the detainee.
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator Jack Reed, Democrat - Rhode Island:
"And it seems to me ludicrous. This prisoner was not someone lost in the shuffle. He was probably the most significant prisoner in Guantanamo. He was the subject, even though it was with General Dunlevy (previous Guantanamo Camp commander), of debate with the Secretary of Defence about precisely what should be done and for you to exonerate General Miller by simply saying 'he knew how long it was but didn't have to pay attention to the details is unsubstantiated by any evidence."
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) General Bantz J. Craddock, commander of U.S. Southern Command:
"There was no crossing of the line, if you will, violating the law or the policies as they were provided."
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, 6 July 2005
8. Camp Delta entrance
9. Various views of detainees behind fences
Washington, DC, 13 July 2005
10. SOUNDBITE: (English) General Bantz J. Craddock, commander of U.S. Southern Command:
"We know, based on this manual, the al Qaida training manual, we know how they prepare resistance techniques and if we use interrogation techniques that they are prepared for they won't work. So the intent there is to get into their space, cause them discomfort, to create a situation where they start to talk and we gain information
11. Wide view of hearing
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain, Republican - Arizona:
"It is clear to me that one of the reasons why we are sitting here today that at least at the working level the interrogators did not understand, at least some of them, did not understand that quote 'humane treatment might be in the eye of the beholder'."
U-S military investigators have found that Guantanamo-based interrogators subjected a suspected terrorist to abusive and degrading treatment, forcing him to wear a bra, dance with another man and behave like a dog.
The two investigators testifying before the Senate Armed Services committee Wednesday said they recommended that Army Major General Geoffrey Miller be reprimanded for failing to oversee his interrogation of the 9-11 suspect at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The chief investigator, Air Force Lieutenant General Randall M. Schmidt, described the interrogation techniques used on Mohamed al-Qahtani, referred to as prisoner ISN-063, a Saudi who was captured in December 2001 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
It was learned later that he had tried to enter a Florida airport in August 2001, where officials have said 9-11 attack ring-leader Mohamed Atta was at the same time, but was turned away by an immigration agent.
Investigators said they were looking into allegations by FBI agents who say they witnessed abusive interrogation techniques at the Guantanamo prison for terrorist suspects.
Armed Services Chairman John Warner said investigators found only three instances, out of thousands of interrogations, where military personnel violated Army policy.
Senator Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, described the handling of the report as "ludicrous."
General Bantz J. Craddock, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said he overruled the investigator's recommendation on a reprimand for General Miller and will instead refer the matter to the Army's inspector general.
Craddock said he had concluded that Miller did not violate any U.S. laws or policies.
No officer of Miller's rank or higher has been officially admonished in connection with any of the abuse scandals.
The military investigation was conducted by Schmidt and Army Brigadier General John T. Furlow after the FBI agents' reports of abuse at Guantanamo surfaced last year.
Previous investigations of prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo have hurt US standing worldwide.
Former Brigadier General Janice Karpinski, who was in charge of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, is the highest-ranking officer to face punishment, despite calls from human rights groups to hold more senior leaders accountable.
Miller, a subject of criticism by human rights groups, took command of the prison camp at Guantanamo in late 2002 with a mandate to get more and better information from prisoners.
He later went to Iraq to oversee detainee operations there and is now stationed at the Pentagon in a position unrelated to prisoners.
The report said the military should review how it determines the legal status of prisoners at Guantanamo, and decide what forms of treatment and interrogation techniques will be allowed.
Guantanamo holds 520 prisoners, while more than 230 others have been released or transferred to the custody of their home governments.
Most were captured during the US war in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks; only a few have been charged with any crime.
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