FBI Interrogator: Khadr Never Told Me About Torture
GUANTANAMO BAY — Sometime during this hearing, Omar Khadr’s lawyers intend to call as a witness someone identified only as “Interrogator #1.” Interrogator #1, his lawyers told Col. Patrick Parrish, the military judge here, will testify to personally threatening Khadr with rape during Khadr’s detention at Bagram Air Field in 2002. But before Interrogator #1 ever says a word in Parrish’s proceedings, the prosecution got to work undermining the credibility of his account.
Navy Capt. John Murphy, one of the prosecutors, asked FBI Special Agent Robert Fuller, who interrogated Khadr six times at Bagram in October 2002, if Fuller ever heard Khadr discuss “rape, being shipped to Egypt” or anything of the sort. ”No, I did not,” Fuller replied.
Did Khadr have the opportunity to raise such threats with Fuller? “Certainly at the beginning or end of interviews or even during interviews,” Fuller said. “But we typically asked him at the end of interviews well-being questions.”
It is unknown why Interrogator #1 plans on potentially incriminate himself on Khadr’s behalf. The defense claims that another pseudonymous intelligence operative, known as Interrogator #3, materially misrepresented a report that would have corroborated Interrogator #1′s account and discovered that misrepresentation in a Justice Department inspector general’s report.