Wikileaks has turned up a copy of a 2003 standard operating procedure manual for the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
Dakwar sees hints of Abu Ghraib in a section instructing guards to use dogs to intimidate prisoners. He also raises concerns over a section on the International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC, which indicates that some prisoners were hidden from Red Cross representatives.
The manual shows how the military coded each prisoner according to the level of access the Red Cross would have. The four levels are:
* No Access
* Visual Access -- ICRC can only look at a prisoner's physical condition.
* Restricted Access -- ICRC representatives can only ask short questions about the prisoner's health.
* Unrestricted Access
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