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16 December 2006

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New York Times, 16 December 2006:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/16/washington/16gitmo.html

Military Taking a Tougher Line With Detainees

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GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba, Dec. 10 — As the first detainees began moving last week into Guantánamo’s modern, new detention facility, Camp 6, the military guard commander stood beneath the high, concrete walls of the compound, looking out on a fenced-in athletic yard.

The cells at Camp 6, which began to house its first prisoners last week. Following a riot at Guantánamo in May, the facility has been retrofitted to make it more difficult to attack guards and commit suicide.

The yard, where the detainees were to have played soccer and other sports, had been part of a plan to ease the conditions under which more than 400 men are imprisoned here, nearly all of them without having been charged. But that plan has changed.

“At this point, I just don’t see using that,” the guard commander, Col. Wade F. Dennis, said.

After two years in which the military sought to manage terrorism suspects at Guantánamo with incentives for good behavior, steady improvements in their living conditions and even dialogue with prison leaders, the authorities here have clamped down decisively in recent months.

Captions by Associated Press
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In this Dec. 5, 2006 photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a U.S. trooper walks through a common area which officials say is not to be used by detainees which are to be transferred from the older Camp Delta detention center nearby to this brand new state of the art maximum security facility known as Camp 6, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. A group of Guantanamo Bay detainees on Thursday, Dec. 8, became the first to occupy this 37 million dollar prison designed to restrict contact among the prisoners and prevent attacks on guards. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Dec. 5, 2006 photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, two cells, which are among 178 total, await detainees soon to be transferred from the older Camp Delta detention center to this brand new state of the art maximum security facility known as Camp 6, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. A group of Guantanamo Bay detainees on Thursday, Dec. 8, became the first to occupy this 37 million dollar prison designed to restrict contact among the prisoners and prevent attacks on guards. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, military personnel stand inside the brand new Camp 6 maximum security jail, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. In October the military is to open the 38 million dollar facility built by Halliburton's Kellogg, Brown & Root, which officials say will help prevent alleged al-Qaida and Taliban detainees from organizing and mounting uprisings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, military personnel walk inside the brand new Camp 6 maximum security jail, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. In October the military is to open the 38 million dollar high security jail which officials say will prevent alleged al-Qaida and Taliban detainees from organizing and mounting uprisings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a U.S. Navy Seabee walks inside the brand new Camp 6 maximum security jail, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. In October the military is to open the 38 million dollar high security jail which officials say will prevent alleged al-Qaida and Taliban detainees from organizing and mounting uprisings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a cell awaits inmates at the brand new Camp 6 maximum security jail, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. In October the military is to open the 38 million dollar high security jail which officials say will prevent alleged al-Qaida and Taliban detainees from organizing and mounting uprisings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Camp 6, the newest facility being built for detainees at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is designed after a maximum-security penitentiary in the U.S. Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Wood, 5 April 2006. Source

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Camp 6, the newest facility being built for detainees at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is designed after a maximum-security penitentiary in the U.S. Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Wood, 5 April 2006. Source

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a turret-gunner rides in a Humvee on patrol which passes by the compound at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. The 430 Guantanamo detainees, most held here since 2002, are among the roughly 14,000 people currently held by the U.S. worldwide, most of whom are in Iraq. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, U.S. troopers walk past the razor-wired detention compound at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. The 430 Guantanamo detainees, most held here since 2002, are among the roughly 14,000 people currently held by the U.S. worldwide, most of whom are in Iraq. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, U.S. troopers pass by as, right, guards pause at the top of stairs while transporting a shackled detainee away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, within Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. Each Guantanamo detainee has the option to participate in his own annual status review hearing which is part of the process for determining if a given detainee will continue to be held for another year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a shackled detainee is taken down from a vehicle as he is transported to an interview with U.S. officials, within Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. The 430 detainees currently held at Guantanamo, most held here since 2002, are among the roughly 14,000 people currently held by the U.S. worldwide, most of whom are in Iraq. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported by guards away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. Each Guantanamo detainee has the option to participate in his own annual "enemy combattant" status review hearing which in part determines if a given detainee will continue to be held for another year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, within Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. Each Guantanamo detainee has the option to participate in his own annual status review hearing which is part of the process for determining if a

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a detainee shields his face as he peers out through the so-called "bean hole" which is used to pass food and other items passed into detainee cells, at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Dec. 4, 2006. The 430 Guantanamo detainees, most held here since 2002, are among the roughly 14,000 people currently held by the U.S. worldwide, most of whom are in Iraq. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported to an interview with U.S. officials, within Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. The 430 detainees currently held at Guantanamo, most held here since 2002, are among the roughly 14,000 people currently held by the U.S. worldwide, most of whom are in Iraq. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. Each Guantanamo detainee has the option to participate in his own annual status review hearing which is part of the process for determining if a given detainee will continue to be held for another year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Dec. 6, 2006 photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, U.S. troopers shut a gate at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Dec. 7, 2006 photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a U.S. soldier keeps watch from a guard tower overlooking Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, detainees stand together at a fence, one holding Islamic prayer beads, at Camp Delta prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. An attorney for a Guantanamo Bay detainee, Saifullah A. Paracha, has asked a judge to block a planned medical procedure on the prisoner's heart, saying that performing it at the U.S. base puts his life at risk, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. Paracha already had one heart attack while in U.S. custody and in recent days has suffered chest pains, his lawyers said. Doctors plan to perform a cardiac catheterization on him this month at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, one detainee leads a group as they bow during Islamic prayer, at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 4, 2006. The 430 detainees currently held at Guantanamo, most held here since 2002, are among the roughly 14,000 people currently held by the U.S. worldwide, most of whom are in Iraq. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this June 27, 2006 photo reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, a U.S. Army soldier stands near a wall hung with shackles at Camp 5, a maximum security facility modeled after a US prison, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. US military officers are probing new allegations of abuse at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this June 27, 2006 photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, uniformed members of the U.S. military pictured through a glass barrier stand guard at Camp 5, a maximum security facility housing detainees at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. US military officers are probing new allegations of abuse at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this June 26, 2006 photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, a detainee looks through fencing inside a courtyard used for exercise periods at Camp 5, a maximum security facility modeled after a US prison, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. US military officers are probing new allegations of abuse at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Sept 19, 2006 photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, a guard walks where he can view detainees inside a fenced in exercise area, at Camp 5 maximun security detention facility, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. US military officers are probing new allegations of abuse at Guantanamo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Marine Corps Sgt. Heather Cerveny poses for a photo after talking about the allegations of abuse at Guantanamo Bay during an interview with the Associated Press at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Calif. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006. Marine Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, who represents a detainee at the U.S. naval base in eastern Cuba, filed a "hotline" complaint last week, attaching a sworn statement from his paralegal, Sgt. Heather Cerveny, 23. In it, Cerveny described comments made by several guards in a bar at Guantanamo Bay. Several of them bragged about beating detainees and described it as common practice. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

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In this Sept. 19, 2006 file photo, reviewed by US military officials, US Navy personnel walk within Camp Delta US detention center, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Once a year at Guantanamo, those held here are permitted to attend an Administrative Review Board hearing, used to help the Defense Department determine if a detainee will be held for another year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Sept. 19, 2006 file photo, reviewed by U.S. military officials, a detainee walks around an exercise area fenced on all sides, at Damp Delta 5 maximum security detention center, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Once every year, Guantanamo detainees are permitted to attend an Administrative Review Board hearing, used to help the Defense Department determine if a detainee will be held for another year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, a Guantanamo detainee, center in white, jogs around the exercise area at the medium security portion of Camp Delta detention facility, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006. Rebellious US Senate Republicans announced agreement Thursday with the White House and on rules for the interrogation and trial of terror suspects. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a Guantanamo detainee, center left, jogs around the exercise area at the medium security portion of Camp Delta detention facility, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006. The military will soon complete a new 38 million dollar high security jail here which officials say will prevent alleged al-Qaida and Taliban detainees from organizing and mounting uprisings. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)