All Guantanamo detainee interrogations were videotaped: report

[JURIST] Thousands of interrogations of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been videotaped, according to a report [PDF text; press release] released Thursday by professors and students at Seton Hall University School of Law [university website]. The report cites internal US military reports that say that more than 24,000 interrogations took place at Guantanamo over a three-year period and that all detainee interviews were videotaped. The report also noted that there is infrastructure in place to monitor every interrogation room from a remote location. A military spokesperson for JTF Guantanamo quoted by AFP denied that interrogations were routinely filmed.

The report was written under the direction of Mark Denbeaux [faculty profile], a Seton Hall law professor who represents several detainees currently held at Guantanamo. This is the seventh report produced by Seton Hall on Guantanamo Bay. In 2006, Denbeaux and his team released another report [PDF text; JURIST report] that said US military Combatant Status Review Tribunals do not offer detainees an adequate opportunity to contest the accusations against them or to object to their status as enemy combatants. AFP has more.

 

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