Michael E. Dunlavey

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Maj. Gen. Michael E. Dunlavey is a retired Army lawyer, who currently works as a State Judge in Erie, PA. He used to command JTF-170, Guantanamo prison, from ???? till November, 2002. Dunlavey began the practice of torturing prisoners at Guantanamo, starting with Mohammad al-Qahtani. Torture became standard operating procedure under his sucessor, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller.

From the article Inside GITMO:

On Oct. 11, 2002, Gen. Dunlavey sent a formal plan for al-Qahtani’s interrogation up the chain of command. He sought approval for a menu of 19 "counter-resistance techniques" not in the Army Field Manual:

Category 1: Yelling, deception, use of multiple interrogators, misrepresenting identity of the interrogator (as from a country with a reputation for harsh treatment of prisoners).

Category 2: Stress positions (such as standing for up to four hours), use of falsified documents or reports, isolation for 30 days or longer, interrogation in places other than the interrogation booth, deprivation of light and sound, hooding, interrogation for up to 20 hours straight, removal of all comfort items (including religious items), switching from hot food to military meals ready to eat, removal of clothing, forced grooming and shaving of facial hair, use of phobias (such as fear of dogs) to induce stress.

Category 3: Use of scenarios to persuade the detainee that death or pain is imminent for him or his family, exposure to cold or water, use of mild non-injurious physical contact, use of a wet towel or water-boarding to simulate drowning or suffocation.

In spite of this, Dunlavey says he believes that "torture is wrong."

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