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More FBI documents question Gitmo interrogation techniques

[JURIST] FBI documents released Wednesday by the ACLU following a Freedom of Information Act request show repeated FBI concern over and disapproval of military interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but also indicate that FBI investigation of the practices was scaled back after July 2004 for reasons as yet unclear. The documents were released one day before the beginning of confirmation hearings for Bush Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales, who as White House counsel was instrumental in crafting the Bush administration's initial legal policy on military interrogations and the limited application of the Geneva Conventions. As previously reported in JURIST's Paper Chase, US Southern Command has ordered an internal investigation of the FBI claims. The ACLU press release on the latest documents and their connection with the Gonzales nomination is here. A log of the latest documents, with links of their full texts, is here. AFP has more.

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