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Wikileaks puts another Gitmo document online

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about Wikileaks releasing a sensitive Guantanamo Standard Operating Procedures manual. They’ve just posted a second leaked manual — Detainee Operations in a Joint Environment (available for download below) — that provides detailed instructions about how guards at Guantanamo’s Camp Delta were instructed to treat detainees at the military prison in 2004. Like the 2003 Gitmo manual, this document is unclassified but still contains significant information about the isolation of prisoners, the use of dogs at Guantanamo, and forms of punishment for detainees. Wikileaks editor Julian Assange has put together a handy side-by-side comparison showing changes between the 2003 and 2004 documents.

Wikileaks Releases Sensitive Guantanamo Manual via Slashdot

According to Wired News, the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks.org has leaked a never-before-seen military manual detailing the day-to-day operations of the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The 238-page document, "Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures," is dated March 28, 2003, and the ACLU has been trying unsuccessfully to FOIA pry it loose from the Pentagon since then.

The disclosure highlights the internet’s usefulness to whistle-blowers in anonymously propagating documents the government and others would rather conceal. The Pentagon has been resisting — since October 2003 — a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union seeking the very same document.

The Wired article describes lots of other fun facts of the manual like schematics of the camp, detailed checklists of what "comfort items" such as extra toilet paper can be given to detainees as rewards, six pages of instructions on how to process new detainees, instructions on how to psychologically manipulate prisoners, rules for dealing with hunger strikes, and instructions on how to use military dogs to intimidate prisoners. We’re attaching a copy of the document below in a more-the-merrier manner. Please download and propogate đŸ™‚