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Amnesty International Paper re: Members and Supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) In Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

 
 
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Senator John Kerry's letter to Paul V. Kelly of the State Department, forwarding a letter sent to Sen. Kerry by Dr. Michael Grodin of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights requesting an immediate investigation into allegations to torture and other mistreatment of suspected Al Qaeda detainees.

 
 
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This Letter Contract signifies the Government's intention to "negotiate and definitize" a formal contract with Mitchell, Jessen and Associates (MJA). The Letter Contract provides that MJA may proceed with the tasks identified in the "Statement of Work" on March 2, 2005 and may work through March 1, 2006 (base plus four one year option periods).

 
 
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Letter from David N. Kelley, DOJ to Lawrence Lustberg, of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Grriffinger & Vecchione, P.C., attorneys for the ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Partially redacted. Letter states "Dear Mr. Lustberg: Enclosed please find a status report from the Department of Defense ("DOD") regarding processing completed for the month of March in the above-captioned Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") case. As part of DOD's response, enclosed please find 29 pages being produced from the Defense Intelligence Agency. In addition, the Department of the Army is sending directly to your office under separate cover a CD containing responsive documents."

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS cover sheet from Amnesty International, Irene Khan, requesting to have the document passed along to Colin Powell.

 
 
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This letter is a response from the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bill Graham to Dennis Edney of Edley, Hattersley & Dolphin concerning a Guantanamo detainee Omar Ahmed Khadr, who is a Canadian citizen. Mr. Graham acknowledges Mr. Edney's December 11, 2003 and January 20, 2004 letters and the amicus curiae briefs Mr. Edney has filed on behalf of Mr. Khadr. Mr. Graham explains why the Canadian government has not likewise filed briefs in the matter and states "the Government continues to make representations to the relevant U.S. authorities on behalf of Mr. Khadr, including with regard to his health, consular visits, the conditions of his detention, and the requirements of due legal process. In particular, we have formally registered our opposition to the death penalty as an acceptable punishment or as a sentence for any Canadian detainee held at Guantanamo Bay."

 
 
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Response to letter from Senator Patrick Leahy seeking clarification regarding referral for investigation received by DOJ from DOD and CIA. Specifically concerning the investigation of abuses by civilian contractors at Abu Ghraib.

 
 
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Fax cover page from Sharon Wiener Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Paris to John Crock re: French Diplomatic Note of 6/30 concerning French detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 872 released pages for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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Letter from the Department of Justice to Judge Hellerstein proposing a schedule of production for certain Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents to be provided to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The letter addresses the issues of; 1) video tapes; destroyed video tapes; transcripts; and other documents requested in the Freedom of Information Request (FOIA). The letter also states that some material is redacted or can only be viewed in-camera.

 
 
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This is a DOS Routing and Transmittal Slip for DOS Officials to initial - re: UK Detainees at Guantanamo Bay: Application for Judicial Review

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 847 released documents for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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This is a letter from Pierre-Richard Prosper, Ambassador-At-Large for War Crimes Issues, to Tausif Paracha regarding the Treatment of detainees in Afghanistan. In the letter Amb. Prosper states: Let me assure you... President Bush has affirmed on any number of occasions that at Qaida and Taliban detainees are treated humanely, and, to the extent consistent with military necessity, in a manner consistent with the principles of the Third Geneva Convention of 1949. As a result, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) routinely visit detainees individually and privately.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Fax from Beth Ryley to Linda Muncy and Tom Johnson re attached letter from Theo Van Boven. The letter is addressed to Kevin Moley and reminds him of the obligations to refrain from torture and to investigate allegations. The letter poses several questions of allegations in attached doc.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Questions for Powell sent from Ben Barber, State Department Bureau Chief, The Washington Times to Cynthia Church, Public Affairs Office, Department re: POW status and effects on US troops, for American Legion Magazine.

 
 
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A document production cover letter from the Department of Defense to the ACLU in the ACLU's FOIA litigation for documents related to the treatment of detainees. The letter notes the release of the Taguba Report and some documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

 
 
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Letter from Pierre-Richard Proper to redacted party re: decision to treat detainees as enemy combatants

 
 
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Letter from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to Powell, Rice and Hon. Douglas K. Feith, re: Compliments to the Permanent Mission to the United States of America

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Request to Interview Guantanamo Detainees

 
 
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This document appears to be a cover sheet for a request by [redacted] to interview detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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This July 22, 2004 letter from Daniel Levin to Scott Muller asks Muller to provide a "precise description" of the waterboard interrogation technique, so that the OLC can determine if it is consistent with 18 USC §§ 2340 and 2340A.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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FBI letter from T. J. Harrington, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI to Gen. Ryder Major General US Army Criminal Investigation Command describing three (3) situations observed by FBI agents of highly aggressive interrogation techniques/assault used against detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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Routing and tranmittal cover sheets from December 2001 though February 2002 re: Detainee Detention Flow Charts. No attachements

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo is the Office of Legal Counsel's response to the proposed use of twelve interrogation techniques during the interrogation of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani and whether or not these techniques would violate U.S. law or treaty obligations.

 
 
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This fax cover sheet is from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office - British Embassy, Washington sent by Robert Macaire to John Bellinger with the message:"I attach a copy of an internal record of the unsuccesa(ul application for judicial review of the UK Government's actions in respect of detainees at Guantanamo. Please let me know if you have any questions about this." Attachment not included.

 
 
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This letter from John Helgerson, Inspector General of the CIA, to Jack Goldsmith of the OLC addresses the DOJ's proposed modifications to the IG report. Helgerson writes, "we have carefully reviewed the comments of the [DOJ] regarding the Special Review. We concluded that it would not be practicable to recall the Review and integrate those comments into the body of the review . . . however . . . we intend to include your 18 June memorandum with any future circulation of the Review." [OLC Vaughn Index #42]

 
 
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Interagency fax coversheet from DJY to Maura Harty

 
 
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This letter is from Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal, two former Guantanamo detainees. The letter is on the letterhead of the Centre for Constitutional Rights and states that

 
 
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State Department fax cover sheet re: Cable on Prosecution of Non-Afghans Aiding Al-Qaeda and Taliban. Remarks: Per discussion at this afternoon's SVTS. Clearance would be appreciated by 00B Monday.

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: Agenda and Discussion Paper for PC Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Request to Interview Detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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This DOD Letter issued by Task Force 134 Multi-National Force, Baghdad, Iraq, signed by General Jack Gardner, grants permission for Strategic Counter Intelligence Directorate (SCID) personnel to conduct interviews on three (3) detainees at Abu Ghraib prison between December 28, 2005 - January 4, 2006. The detainees to be interviewed are: 1) Abu-Al-Hassan a.k.a. Annar Habib; 2) Ahmed Muhy Diab; and 3) Dea Shakir Al-Janabe. The purpose of the interviews is to determine if any of the detainee's have connections or involvement with Abu Younis, a suspected Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQIZ) cell leader.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This Report of Decision by the Article 78 Board is a determination that the detainee is a security threat and orders continued interment. ISN Number: 25224. NDRS: 156282. The Board was convened by Convening Order No. 3, effective 15 August 2003, CT1T4, Baghdad, Iraq. The detainee has been identified as financiers of a large and well-organized terrorist cell located in Adhamiya or Al Azimiyah. Details various businesses run by the lady including car import and escort businesses. "After (the two detainees) capture), there ws adrastic decrease in attacks against Coalition Forces the following months".

 
 
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DOS Fax Cover Sheet from Karl Hoffman to William Marriott re: Request for Team to Visit Detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: SOC for 1 Jun PC Meeting on Detainees.

 
 
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Irene Khan the Secretary General of Amnesty International writes to Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld condemning the use of hoods when transporting and interrogating detainees. Ms. Khan states that the hooding and blindfolding of detainees is considered a violation of international law, should not be allowed and urges humane treatment of those in custody "with full respect for USA's obligations under international standards". They also ask for "clarification of the legal status” of those detained.

 
 
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Letter seeking response regarding the contradiction between testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and media reports regarding the investigation of abuses by contractors at Abu Ghraib.

 
 
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FBI Letter from T. J. Harrington to the Dept. of Defense concerning suspected mistreatment of detainees. The letter notifies DOD of three separate incidents of "highly aggressive interrogation techniques being used against detainees in Guantanamo." The email states "FBI SA entered the observation room (at Guantanamo) and complained that curtain movement at the observation [the] window was distracting the detainee, although no movement of the curtain had occurred. She directed a marine to duct tape a curtain over the two-way mirror between the interrogation room and the observation room. SA characterized this action as an attempt to prohibit those in the observation room from witness in her interaction with the detainee." and "The FBI SA observed [a female military person] apparently whispering in the detainee's ear, and caressing and applying lotion to his arms (this was during Ramadan when physical contact with a woman would have been particularly offensive to a Moslem male). On more than one occasion the detainee appeared to be grimacing in pain, and [the female military person’s] hands appeared to be making some contact with the detainee. Although SA could not see her hands at all times, he saw them moving towards the detainee's lap.”

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Cristophe Girod, International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), to William Howard Taft IV re: Working Paper on ICRC Sixth Visit to the internment facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, between January 26 th and March 8th 2004. Mr. Girod states "This Paper is strictly confidential and intended only for the authorities to whom it is presented. I hope it is useful and look forward to our future discussions."

 
 
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This State Department letter concerns an inquiry about a young man apprehended in Afghanistan by U.S. Forces and believed to be held at Guantanamo. The letter states that "It is not the he position of the United States government that it does not comment on specific detainees or "individuals captured or detained within Afghanistan", but gives assurances that all detainees are treated humanely and consistent with the Geneva Conventions and U.S. domestic and international law." The letter is un-signed and not addressed to any specific individual.

 
 
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A letter praising the Bush administration for its work addressing the problem of torture and welcoming the Bush administration's statement that the United States will neither torture terrorist suspects nor use cruel and unusual treatment to interrogate them.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmittal Slip

 
 
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Senator Cornyn fowarded correspondence he recieved from one of his constituents asking: "I read a story about 3 CIA personnel who may have killed three prisoners. The Agency submitted their reports to the Justice Dept. Interrogations of non-Americans by the CIA has nothing to do with the Justice Dept. What is your opinion, so I know how to vote at the next election?" Senator Cornyn asks that that constituent's question be addressed.

 
 
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Cover letter from Francois Bujon de l'Esiang to Sec. of State forwarding communique from French Minister of Foreign Affairs Hubert Vedrine.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/18/02

 
 
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State Department memo re: Subject: PCC Meeting. Mr. Hoffman's comments are "SUBJECT: PCC Meeting Please transmit the attached memorandum to principals of the Policy Coordination Committee (PCC) on Europe and Eurasia." No additional comments.

 
 
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A cover letter entitled: "Responses from: [redacted] Internal Investigations I Unit."

 
 
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United Nations Special Rapporteur report on allegations of potential detainee abuse at Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is an annex of a report which purports to describe how suspected Taliban detainees were bound and hooded while in U.S. custody in March 2002 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It is alleged that soldiers punched, kicked and forced to use buckets as toilets while in custody. It is also alleged that the detainees had their heads and beards shaved. There is also a second series of abuse allegations from the Uruzgan Provence of Afghanistan. The reports states “According to the information received, at the scene of the raid they had their hands and feet tied, were blindfolded and hooded, and flown to the US base at Kandahar. It is reported that upon arrival at the base the prisoners were beaten, kicked and punched by soldiers, made to lie on their stomachs with their hands tied behind their backs and-their legs chained. Where upon soldiers walked across their backs.”

 
 
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This State department fax is a forwarding of a letter Sen. Kerry received from a constituent containing allegations of mistreatment of Guantanamo detainees. Parts of document unreadable.

 
 
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Letter from OAS/Inter-Commission on Human Rights to Colin L. Powell requesting precautionary measures for detainees in Guantanamo. The letter states that 254 detainees were brought to Camp X-ray on or about Jan 11, 2002 from Afghanistan, Mr. Mendez asks that the detainees be treated as POWs, and be kept free from arbitrary and prolonged detention, and unlawful interrogations.

 
 
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DOS Action Slip has a post it message that reads: “S/WCI is the appropriate office for Guantanamo letters, Jeff Kern 78089”

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Jean-Philippe Lavoyer to State Department legal Advisor Taftr forwarding a communique from Francios Bugnlon, Director for international Law and Cooperation within the Movement (attachment not included).

 
 
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This letter from Steven Bradbury to the CIA's Associate General Counsel is a response to the CIA's November 6, 2007 letter regarding the interrogation of [redacted]. This letter states that applying the interrogation technique in question for the specified period of time complies with the "applicable legal standards". However, Bradbury notes that the technique will be discontinued if any psychological or medical contraindications are observed.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This DOJ Letter from Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York to Alexander Abdo of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responds to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of October 16, 2009.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Christophe Girod, International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to William H. Taft IV, DOS re: Situation of Persons Detained in Afghanistan. The letter references a Note sent to other U.S. Officials and states "This Note and the December 23, 2003 Working Paper on Guantanamo are provided in advance of President Kellenberger's Washington visit January 15-16, 2004." Note not attached.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter is from Paula J. Dobriansky, State Department Under Secretary for Global Affairs to Sen. Bingaman (D-NM) responding to the Senator’s recent letter raising concerns over an article in the Washington Post concerning allegations of certain methods and techniques used by the U.S. in dealing with detainees. Under Sec. Dobriansky assures Sen. Bingaman that the DOD is looking in to the allegations and will respond back to the Senator shortly, and that the U.S. has not surrendered the “moral high ground” in the War on Terror. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) is also cc'ed on the letter.

 
 
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This June 10, 2004 letter from Jack Goldsmith to Scott Muller is a response to Muller's March 2, 2004 letter asking Goldsmith to "reaffirm" bullet points entitled "Legal Principles Applicable to CIA Detention and Interrogation of Captured Al-Qa'ida Personnel". Goldsmith states that the bullet points did not and still do not represent an opinion or statement of the OLC views.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees - 1/16

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Amnesty International's Noa Kleinman, expressing concern over the non-disclosure of names/country of origin of thirteen Guantanamo detainees who were transferred for release. The letter urges the disclosure of the information. The letter also expresses concern over allegations that children, as young as thirteen, are being held at Guantanamo.

 
 
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Fax Cover Sheet from Frank Sieverts, International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to Edward R. Cummings. the message attached is: "For your and Will's information, here is Urs's follow-up message to Chuck Allen and to BG Jack Kern whom he saw at CEMTCOM on 28 February."

 
 
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White House Fax Cover Sheet re: SOC for 18 October PC Meeting on Detainees. No addtional information. No attachments.

 
 
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This letter is from Jack Goldsmith to Scott Muller stating that he received a copy of the Inspector General Report on the CIA Enhanced Interrogation Program and is concerned about how these techniques are applied in practice.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on Guantanamo Detainees

 
 
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This letter from Scott Muller explains that Jack Goldsmith's letter to George Tenet, Director of the CIA, was forwarded to the Inspector General and that his office would decide whether the suggested changes to the Special Review would be made. It confirms receipt of Goldsmith's 6/18/2004 letter (ACLU-RDI 4570). [OLC Vaughn Index #38]

 
 
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This attached fax cover sheet and letter is a response from Director Gerald Feierstein to Mr. and Mrs. Sturtevant's January 31, 2002 letter concerning the Bush Administration's policy with respect to the detention of enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan. The letter outline the Administration's policy that Al Qaida detainees are not considered state parties under the Geneva Conventions.

 
 
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Fax of letter from a constituent to Senator Cornyn stating: "I just read a story about 3 CIA personnel who may have killed three prisoners. The Agency submitted their reports to the Justice Dept. Interrogations on non-Americans by the CIA has nothing to do with the Justice Dept. What is your opinion, so I know how to vote at the next election?" Senator Cornyn forwarded this question to the CIA.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees 5/12/04

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This document appears to be a cover sheet for a request by [redacted] to interview detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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The document is a letter from the Department of the Navy to the ACLU National Security Project, regarding an ACLU request for information pertaining to the interrogation of detainees. The request is partially denied and certain portions of the documents requested are redacted.

 
 
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This letter is a response to allegations by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, that the U.S. has detained individuals without bringing charges, deprived them of procedural protections, and failed to dislcose information relating to the detainees. Asserts that US non-disclosure policy is based on security concerns and that detainees held on immigration charges are entitled to due process protections.

 
 
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DOS Fax from Nichole Sobotha to Frank Geoffrey, JoAnn Dolan and Joshua L. Dorosin re: Letter from Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). ODIHR request for information regarding cases to be tried by the US in front of the Military Commission, particularly regarding constraints on the rights of a defendant to choose his legal counsel, prepare his defense and introduce exculpatory evidence.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/16

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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The document is a letter from Senator Patrick Leahy to FBI Director Robert Mueller, regarding the FBI's withholding of key information about the abusive treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody overseas.

 
 
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White House Fax Cover Sheet re: SOC for 8 August DC Meeting on Detainee Processing. No attachment. No additional information

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: National Security Council Meeting on Detainees.

 
 
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Request to Col. James Whitmore-DOD for redacted group to visit detainees.

 
 
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Response to attorneys for ACLU re: FOIA request. Attaches explanation of exemptions. Letter from Navy NCIS to Jennifer Ching of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, attorneys for the ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from the Bruce Donahue to John Evans, Mike Morrow, Gladys Boluda re: Attached the Procuracy General's response on GTMO detainees. We have included an informal translation. Points to Note: The letter names eight rather than seven individuals, but only in reference to Russia's original request. The reference to the MLAT refers to information sharing only.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This Letter from Senator Jeff Bingaman, (D-NM) is an inquiry to State Department Under Secretary for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky concerning a Washington Post article published on December 26, 2002 which described U.S. interrogation methods used in Afghanistan that include beatings and denial of medical treatment. Sen. Bingaman expresses his concerns that, if true, the actions may cause the U.S. to "surrender the moral high" and could "undercut our image as a civilized society."

 
 
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Letter from Yvan Peeters to Sec. of State Powell requesting that children being held at Guantanamo be given access to their families and to lawyers, and either be promptly charged and tried or released.

 
 
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Several letters faxed to U.S. Amb. William Farish from Christian Fisher, Solicitors (UK) re: Status of British National Detainee at Guantanamo. The attorneys for the family of the detainee request information such as: what is the legal authority the U.S. is holding the gentleman; what are the conditions of his detention; can independent medical doctors visit him; and can they, as attorneys for the detainee and his family, visit the gentleman at Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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State Department Bureau of Political-Military Affairs cover sheet. No attachment.

 
 
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Letter from DOS in response to the recipient's previous letter expressing concern over the US' treatment of juvenile detainees. The letter from Pierre-Richard Prosper states that the "the United States . . . is treating young enemy combatants in a manner appropriate to their status and age.”

 
 
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White House Fax Cover Sheet re: Summary of Conclusions for 11-10-03 PCC on Detainees. No additional information. No attachments.

 
 
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Cover letter from the FBI to the ACLU accompanying the release of 804 pages of records by the FBI.

 
 
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This is a letter from an attorney representing a person detained by the U.S. to FBI Director Robert Mueller. In the letter the attorney states that he has reached out to DOD General Counsel William Hayne and Attorney General Ashcroft concerning his client. The attorney believes that the FBI might have some information on his client and is requesting a response. The correspondence is heavily redacted.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary Combatants Get Humane Treatment.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Armitage-Rice memo.

 
 
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This letter from Steven Bradbury to the CIA's Associate General Counsel is a response to the CIA's July 24, 2007 letter regarding the interrogation of [redacted]. This letter states that applying the interrogation technique in question for the specified period time complies with the "applicable legal standards". However, Bradbury notes that the technique will be discontinued if any psychological or medical contraindications are observed.

 
 
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Fax cover Sheet from William H. Taft, IV, DOS to John Bellinger, NSC. Attachment not included.

 
 
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Office of the Legal Adviser routing and transmittal slip to Todd Buchwald, Josh Dorosin, JoAnn Dolan and Ed Cummings. No subject or attachements.

 
 
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This letter from the Staff Judge Advocate located at Command Joint Task Force Seven concerns a detainee being interned for "IED making" is a form letter. The detainee's name is redacted. He is being referred to the Article 78 Panel under the "Detention Review Authority (DRA) - 72 Hour Review".

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter Carl Henrik Ehrencrona regarding status of Swedish detainee named Mehdi Mohammed Ghezali. The letter is from a member of the Swedish Parliament in response to Mr. Ehrencrona's efforts to obtain information and or the release of Mr. Ghazali.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet to attached papers requested by the Office of Global Criminal Justice from the Department Historian on Nuremberg and past U.S. detentions. [Documents are not included].

 
 
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This document is a fax from [redacted], [redacted] Legal Group, DCI Counterterrorist Center, CIA to Steve Bradbury, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, containing answers composed by the CIA' s Office of Medical Services to the questions that Bradbury faxed to [redacted] yesterday regarding interrogation techniques, specifically the effect that sleep deprivation can have on lowering the threshold of pain that detainees feel when enduring other interrogation techniques.

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: PC Meeting on 1 July 2004

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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State Department Routing and Transmittal Slip cover sheet from Paul Wohlers to Alex, Colonel James A. Whitmore, subject Harty/Whitmore Memorandum Requesting Permission for Team to Visit Detainees on Guantanamo. No attachment.

 
 
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Entire contents redacted. except "for "Very truly yours, Valerie Caproni, General Counsel."

 
 
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Corrected report of a an incident where a guard shot a detainee. Correct report was that the detainee moved toward the wire, and place his hands there, so the soldier fired. Details about the charges he faces included.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet accompanying letter from Frank A. Sieverts of the ICRC to David Kay of the DOS subject: "Here's the letter, copy faxed also today to Jim Burger. Not sure what happened to it originally -- we thought it had beem transmitted via the US mission in Geneva."

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This appears to be a cover sheet from the Office of the Secretary of State, a cover sheet for an attached Action Memo. [Action Memo is not included].

 
 
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A document production cover letter from the DOJ and the Navy Criminal Investigative Service to the ACLU, discussing the release of approximately 300 pages of documents in response to the ACLU's FOIA request.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Request to Interview Detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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Letter from Michael Posner, the Executive Director of Human Rights First to Attorney General John Ashcroft. The letter requests information on the investigation of those who reportedly committed acts of torture to hold them legally responsible for the acts they committed.

 
 
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This June 18, 2004 letter from Jack Goldsmith to George Tenet provides feedback on the Inspector General's report.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of conclusions for Deputies Committee meeting on detainees - 10/16

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmittal Slip for action memo to S on Harty-Biegun memo.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter is a response from the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bill Graham to Nathan J. Whitling of Parke McLaws Barristers & Solicitors, concerning a Guantanamo detainee Omar Ahmed Khadr, who is a Canadian citizen. Mr. Graham acknowledges Mr. Edney's December 11, 2003 and January 20, 2004 letters and the amicus curiae briefs Mr. Edney has filed on behalf of Mr. Khadr. Mr. Graham states " We have discussed with U.S officials the legal protections to be accorded to Mr. Khadr while he is incarcerated, as well as the legal protections that he is entitled to receive when, and if he goes to trial. In." Mr. Graham also states “Further, Mr. Khadr is not currently charged with any crime” and “In closing, let me say that the Canadian government will continue to monitor closely the situation at Guantanamo Bay. Our dialogue with U.S. officials about the legal protections to be accorded to Mr. Khadr will also continue.”

 
 
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National Security Council fax cover sheet from John Bellinger to William Howard Taft, IV. No attachments or context.

 
 
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Letter from Christophe Girod, Head of Regional Delegation for International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), to Mike McKinley, Deputy Asst Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), accompanying ICRC working paper on sixth visit to Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Request to Interview Detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from the Office of the State Department Legal Advisor William H. Taft, IV to Jim Haynes, DoD, General Counsel, Jack Goldsmith, Assistant Attorney General and John Bellinger, NSC. Attachement not included.

 
 
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Cover sheet for memo to Condoleeza Rice and Richard L. Armitage, the cover sheet asks Armitage-Rice to coordinate the state's response to the attached/enclosed memo. [Memo is not included].

 
 
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Statement from Rapporteurs asking to visit detainees detained on grounds of alleged terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo and elsewhere. Next to elsewhere, handwritten note: "Russia and China, Pakistan and Egypt."

 
 
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Fax Cover Sheet from Michael Fooks to Joann Dolan re: Wives II

 
 
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This letter is from Theo van Boven, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, concerning the status of detention procedures and the military justice to be applied to certain detainees. Mr. Boven also expresses concern over the release of detainees back to their home countries, if they would face torture or persecution once returned.

 
 
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Letter from Theo van Boven, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on torture to U.S. Amb. Moley re: Special Rapporteur Commission resolutions 2001/62, entitled: "Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". This letter synopsizes the Commissions principles and the standards all signatory governments must adhere to, and calls upon the U.S. Government to: implement fully the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; to acknowledge that prolonged incommunicado detention may facilitate the perpetration of torture; to ensure the allegations of being associated with terrorists are factually accurate; and to take any steps which might be necessary in order to investigate, prosecute and impose appropriate sanctions on any persons guilty of torture regardless of any rank, office or position they may hold.

 
 
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Letter from an individual to Sec. of State Powell concerning the treatment of his uncle and US refusal to state where he was and if he was still alive. The gentleman states "Everything the government is doing to my uncle is against the US constitution, International law, and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There is a legal system the US follows; all we want is to have America follow that." and then cites different principles of law.

 
 
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Letter from Theo van Boven, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture to Amb. Moley concerning the detention of Riduan "Hambali" Isamuddin. Mr. van Boven expresses his opinion that Mr. Isamuddin is in "secret" U.S. detention and is being held incommunicado. Mr. van Boven states that Mr. Isamuddin's rights are "set forth…in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Declaration on the Protection of all persons from being subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" and should be afforded "the safeguards concerning the liberty, security and the dignity of the person." Finally, Mr. van Boven asked that Mr. Isamuddin not be deported to any of the countries desiring him for criminal charges of terrorism if "the aforementioned person would not be subjected to torture or any other forms of Ill-treatment upon" delivery to that government.

 
 
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Letter to Human Rights Watch responding to HRW's November 15, 2003 letter (at CIA000008-CIA000009) requesting a visit to CIA detention facilities in Afghanistan. Letter does not respond to request to visit. States that "I can assure you ... that in its various activities around the world the CIA remains subject to the requirements of U.S. law." The second page is redacted.

 
 
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Cover letter from Craig Mokhiber, officer-in-Charge, Office of the High Commissioner for the United Nations enclosing a letter from Prof. Cherif Bassiouni, Independent Expert for Human Rights in Afghanistan to Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Executive Secretary

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Clifford G. Bond Concerning Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Detainees Held at Guantanamo.

 
 
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Letter from The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights re: Observations to Precautionary Measures filed on Behalf of Guantanamo Detainees

 
 
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This letter from Scott Muller explains that Jack Goldsmith's letter to George Tenet, Director of the CIA, was forwarded to the Inspector General and that his office would decide whether the suggested changes to the Special Review would be made. It confirms receipt of Goldsmith's 6/18/2004 letter (ACLU-RDI 4570). [OLC Vaughn Index #38]

 
 
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DOS Fax Cover Sheet re: Request for Officials to Visit Detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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Entire contents of the letter are redacted, except Valerie E. Caproni's signature.

 
 
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Fax cover letter, regarding a memo to Colonel James A. Whitmore seeking permission for an unidentified team to visit detainees at Guantanamo. [Memo is not included].

 
 
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This letter is from William H. Taft, IV, State Department Legal Adviser, to Christophe Girod, the Head of Delegation of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) concerning the U.S. transfer of Russian nationals from Guantanamo to Russia. Mr. Girod expressed the ICRC's concern for the safety of the Russians to be repatriated to Russia. Mr. Taft’s letter stated that the U.S. received assurances from the Russian government that the repatriated detainees would not be persecuted or tortured upon their return. He notes that Russia is a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights, the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and also permits the ICRC to visit and inspect Russian prison facilities. He concludes with stating that “These decisions are made at senior levels through a process involving officials most familiar with international legal standards and obligations and the conditions in the countries concerned.” And giving his own assurances that the U.S. has reviewed the transfer and finds it appropriate and consistent with the international agreements the U.S. is party to.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on Detention Issues 8/8

 
 
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Cover letter accompanying ARTEP 63-226L-MTP. No content. No additional pages.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Summary of Conclusions for Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees 12/4/03

 
 
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This letter from Steven Bradbury to the CIA's Associate General Counsel is a response to the CIA's August 23, 2007 letter regarding the interrogation of [redacted]. This letter states that applying the interrogation technique in question for the specified period of time complies with the "applicable legal standards". However, Bradbury notes that the technique will be discontinued if any psychological or medical contraindications are observed.

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 531 released pages for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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DOS Fax Cover Sheet, the message description reads: Hoffman-Marriott Memo: Request for Permission for [redacted] team to visit detainees on Guantanamo

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Beth Ryley to U.S. Mission to International Organizations re: fax received from the Chairperson of the 1 Vh meeting of rapporteurs addressed to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

 
 
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The document is a series of documents related to the service of a Major deployed as the Officer in Charge of the DH HAT Team. The document includes a personal letter from a member of the OIC's team, certificate of release/discharge from active duty, certification of service, and authorization to carry classified material and/or sensitive equipment.

 
 
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Letter from David N. Kelley, DOJ, to Lawrence S. Lustberg, of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., attorneys for the ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: Agenda for 12 May PC Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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The document is a letter from the Records Management Division of the FBI to the National Security Project of the ACLU, regarding the final release of documents related to FOIA request 1129744 - specifically Office of Inspector General SITREPS.

 
 
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The document is an untitled letter from a detainee alleging abuse by the American military. The detainee states that he was questioned about the role of Iraqi intelligence in furthering international terrorism and about where Iraq had hidden its alleged weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The letter also details the alleged abuses suffered, including beatings and denial of water.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Request to Interview Detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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A letter from the DOJ to Judge Hellerstein regarding the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes and the ACLU's motion to hold the CIA in contempt for that destruction.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Jennifer Ching of Gibbons, Del Rio, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Partially redacted. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from one DOD official to another DOD official concerning the discovery of a PowerPoint presentation containing 49 slides of pictures of abuse by US troops in Iraq in the very early phase of the war. Slides include pics of Iraqi men kneeling naked in the dirt with their hands tied behind their backs. The matter was sent up the chain of command and this letter is a follow-up on a previous discussion on the matter.

 
 
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Letter from The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to an unnamed "Commission". The letter states "Enclosed please find Observations to Precautionary Measures. In addition, the following individuals and institutions would like to join as petitioners after carefully reviewing the petition for precautionary measures filed on behalf of the detainees on Guantanamo on February 25, 2002." with various points of order being made concerning a report or position paper.

 
 
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Cover letter from FBI to ACLU accompanying the release of 804 pages by the FBI.

 
 
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This document is a letter accompanying hard copies of EC related to GTMO activities. The author of the letter asks the recipient to upload or serialize the material due to a lack of resources on the author's end.

 
 
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A letter from Jack Goldsmith to John Helgerson requesting time to review the descriotion of the OLC's advice in the Special Review before it is sent to Congress.  [OLC Vaughn Index #26]

 
 
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DOS Note cover sheet with handwritten notation sent from Jack Straw to Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleeza Rice and George Tenet are CC'd. No other relevant text.

 
 
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Letter from Theo van Boven as Chairperson of the Eleventh Meeting of Mandate Holders to Sec. of State Colin Powell re: Special Rapporteurs/Representatives statement.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Beth Ryley to Linda Muncy and Tom Johnson re: Working Group on Communications

 
 
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Letter from Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) requesting Sec. of State Powell to have the State Department provide the Committee on Foreign Relations with copies of documents, and any other legal memoranda prepared after September 11, 2001, that interpret U.S. obligations for the treatment of prisoners of war or detainees under the Geneva conventions, the Convention Against Torture, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

 
 
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Letter from David N. Kelley, U.S. Attorney, DOJ to Lawrence S. Lustberg, Megan Lewis, Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., attorneys for the ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request (ACLU, et al., v. Department of Defense, et al., No. 04 Civ. 4151 (AKH)).

 
 
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DOS Letter to U.S. Representative, Ike Skelton, regarding the International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) report, which contains allegations of detainee mistreatment in Iraq.

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 134 released pages for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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Letter from Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch to Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld asking that U.S. government release all detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Mr. Roth states detaining persons at Guantanamo Bay violates international law, specifically the Geneva Conventions, and argues that since the U.S. is no longer at war with Afghanistan (under the Taliban), and as such, all Afghan nationals should be released.

 
 
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Letter from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to Mike McKinley, Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of State re: Persons Detained in Afghanistan. The letter states "Dear Mike: Enclosed is an ICRC Verbal Note concerning the situation of persons detained in Afghanistan. Copies of this Note are also being provided to the US Embassy in Kabul and to the US Permanent Mission in Geneva. I am sending copies also to Shirin Tahir-Kheli and John Bellinger at the NSC, to Chuck Allen at the Pentagon, and to Will Taft. This Note and the December 23, 2003 Working Paper on Guantanamo are provided in advance of President Kellenberger's Washington visit January 15-16, 2004. With personal regards, Christoph Girod, Head of Delegation

 
 
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Summary of allegations by the Special Rapporteur of abuse of a detainee held in custody at Guantanamo Bay and Bagram Air Base in 2002-2003. The claim of abuses included: prolonged standing; kneeling; painful and awkward positions; hooding; blindfolding; sleep deprivation; and 24-hour lighting. The report also strings together several domestic U.S. police incidents where it is alleged that the use of pepper spray and Tasers was inappropriate and constituted abuse.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador, to Professor Bassiouni responding to a request from Prof. Bassiouni to Amb. Danforth relating to travel to Afghanistan.

 
 
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This letter is from Ann Clwyd, Member of the British Parliament on behalf of an All-Party Parliamentary Human Group expressing concern over treatment of detainees held at Guantanamo. She voices concern over the "legal limbo" the detainees are in and the possibility that they may be tried by military commissions. She also states that it is her understanding that the detainees may be suffering from depression and mentions the suicide attempts that were reported. She asks that the detainees be brought before a tribunal to face charges or be released.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmission Report re: Guantanamo Detainees. The recipients are Sec. Def. Rumsfeld, NSA Advisor Rice and Andrew Card.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from attorney Dennis Edney, attorney for Omar Ahmed Khadr, a detainee held at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo. The letter is a request for Mr. Graham to take any and all available steps to assert and protect Omar's basic human rights as a Canadian citizen while he is being held at Guantanamo.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: DOD Briefing Slides for PC on Detainees June 19, 3:15 pm

 
 
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Fax Cover Sheet from the Australian Embassy Washington to Ambassador Prosper re: Australian Detainee David Hicks and an Australian press item of 18 December, 2001

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This document is a letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo stating that the use of twelve interrogation techniques in the interrogation of Sharif al-Masri will not violate the U.S. constitution, statute, or other treaty obligation. Levin says that an opinion will be supplied explaining this decision and lists the conditions for the DOJ's advice to apply.

 
 
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Letter is from Mile Florence Rinaldi of Amnisty International in France to Sec. Def. Rumsfeld in conjunction with Amnesty International's memo on rights of detainees in custody. The letter’s author"Urges" the Secretary to "ensure detainees held in US custody are held according to US obligations under international human rights law and standards" particularly with respect to legal proceedings e.g. the right to challenge the lawfulness of their detention in a court of law.

 
 
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Fax cover letter, entitled Legal Actions. The letter pertains to three 15-6 investigations.

 
 
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Fax cover page from Jonathan Crock to JoAnn Dolan, no subject or attachments.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet for a letter regarding Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. The attached letter is redacted.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on Detention Issues 8/8

 
 
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Entire contents of the letter are redacted, except Valerie E. Caproni's signature.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Summary of Conclusions for PC Meeting on Detainees 7/1/04

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on High-Interest: Detainee 9/26 12:30-1:00 pm

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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A cover letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Office of the Inspector General enclosing requested materials on detainee issues. The classified materials include items from several internal investigation units, which are to be handled in accordance to Executive Order 12958 As Amended Classified National Security Information.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Detainees in Cuba.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Request to interview detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmittal Slip: Summary of Conclusions for Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees - 9/14/04

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Frank A. Sieverts of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to Ed Cummings of the State Department with notation that a letter is attached for William Howard Taft, IV

 
 
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DOS Office of the Legal Advisor interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/16/02

 
 
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Letter from the Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command to John L. Helgerson, CIA Inspector General requesting assistance in investigating the death of Abed Hamed Mowhoush. Specifically, the letter requests "assistance in identifying and interviewing the members of [the CIA] who had contact with Mr. Mowhoush to determine what knowledge they have of the treatment he received during his captivity, and what other agencies, aside from the U.S. Army, were granted access to Mr. Mowhoush."

 
 
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A letter from the House of Representatives to President George W. Bush informing him of their determination to investigate the prison abuses at Abu Gharib and elsewhere and to request his assistance in obtaining key documents. The letter includes 35 descriptions that identify each requested document.

 
 
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Letter from Lieutenant General James R. Helmly, US Army Chief, Army Reserve to Army Reserve Soldiers re: Abu Ghraib. The letter addresses the allegations of detainee abuse and the need for Army reservists to uphold the Army Code of Conduct and ethos of a soldier when on duty and in accomplishing their assigned mission.

 
 
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Letter from the Committee against Torture discussing a request from the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The High Commissioner asked the Committee to ensure that the human rights mandate is maintained with high visibility in light of various State responses to the events of September 11th. In response to the High Commissioner's request, the Committee communicated directly with State parties. [Letter appears to belong to another, more descriptive document].

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 1 released pages for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also included.

 
 
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State Department fax to Joshua L. Dorosin, JoAnn Dolan and Ed Cummings forwarding letters from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) President Jakob Kellenberger to Sec. of State Powell, Condoleeza Rice and Douglas Feith thanking them for an earlier meeting and the continued support the U.S. shows the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC).).

 
 
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This document consists of seven (7) fax cover sheets from the State Department to State Department Officials concerning Prosecution and Detention of Al-Qaeda and Taliban Detainees. No attachments or details of the underlying fax documents.

 
 
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This May 25, 2004 letter from Jack Goldsmith asks John Helgerson for time to review the description in the CIA's memo of the OLC's advice concerning interrogations in the war on terrorism, before it is sent to Congress.

 
 
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This letter from Amb. Prosper to Margot Kessler of the European Parliament is in response to a letter Ms. Kessler sent to Sec. of State Powell concerning the status and treatment of detainees at Guantanamo. Amb. Prosper states that "The United States and its Coalition partners are at war with the al Qaida network and remnants of the Taliban who continue to support them. The al Qaida network today is a multinational enterprise with operations in more than 60 countries; there are active hostilities are ongoing daily in Afghanistan and around the world; and We continue to fight against enemy combatants who are planning and conducting attacks against us. He then states that: detainees, regardless of their lack of status as POWs under the Third Geneva Convention of 1949, will be treated consistent with American values and the principles of the international law of armed conflict; United States Government personnel are not permitted to torture detainees or participate in torture by others; and the authority to detain enemy combatants for the duration of hostilities exists in law independent of the civil judicial or criminal justice system. Finally, Amb. Prosper states "The United States is strongly committed to protecting and advancing human rights."

 
 
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Letter to mother of claimant conceding that "US forces were negligent in shooting your son" and improperly detaining him. Offers settlement of $1,000.00 for all claims against the US for the incident. The admission of a wrongful shooting and wrongful detention at Abu Ghraib prison is made by a US Army Captain from Headquarters: Combined Joint Task Force Seven, Located in Bagdad, Iraq. This is related to ACLU RDI 434; 435; 436; 437; & 4865.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Cover sheet, transmittal slips, blank sheet w/ handwriting "To: Don Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, Andy Card, FYI"

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: Transmission Receipt of SOC Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Marie A. O'Rourke, DOJ to Megan LewisU re: ACLU's FOIA Request; Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter is from a U.S. Ambassador replying to a request on the status of six (6) detainees who were apprehended and currently being held at Guantanamo. The Ambassador does not discuss the individuals specifically, but does address the legal authority under which the U.S. holding the detainees, and assures the recipient that every person held at Guantanamo is being held in conformity with international law and under humane conditions.

 
 
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This letter from Amb. Prosper to Helmut Hausle is in response to a letter Mr. Hausle sent to Sec. of State Powell concerning the status and treatment of detainees at Guantanamo. Amb. Prosper states that "The United States and its Coalition partners are at war with the al Qaida network and remnants of the Taliban who continue to support them. The al Qaida network today is a multinational enterprise with operations in more than 60 countries; there are active hostilities are ongoing daily in Afghanistan and around the world; and We continue to fight against enemy combatants who are planning and conducting attacks against us. He then states that: detainees, regardless of their lack of status as POWs under the Third Geneva Convention of 1949, will be treated consistent with American values and the principles of the international law of armed conflict; United States Government personnel are not permitted to torture detainees or participate in torture by others; and the authority to detain enemy combatants for the duration of hostilities exists in law independent of the civil judicial or criminal justice system. Finally, Amb. Prosper states "The United States is strongly committed to protecting and advancing human rights.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from a British Citizen denouncing the President's November 13, 2001 Military Order: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War on Terrorism. The letter also expresses the author's regret that six detainees, including, Abbasi, Begg and Hicks were named in the order and will be brought before a military tribunal.

 
 
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This letter is from U.N. Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights and Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions Asma Jahanglr to U.S. Ambassador Moley, the U.S. Permanet Representative of the U.S. to the U.N. in Geneva. the letter is a follow up on three (3) previous letters Mr. Jahangir sent to the U.S. concerning reports of coalition forces in Iraq abusing, torturing and klilling civilians and others outside the laws of war and military engagement. Mr. Jahangir states"a nubmer of deaths in custody which have occurred as a result of degrading and humiliating forms of torture." and requests a lists of suspected extrajudicial killings committed in Iraq. Also requests information as to the role of private firms in interogating and guarding prisoners.

 
 
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Letter from Kenneth Roth the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch to President George W. Bush concerning the accusations of torture and mistreatment of detainees published in an article in the Washington Post newspaper on December 26, 2002. The letter asks President Bush to investigate the accusations and to take any corrective action necessary to ensure that all of the detainees are treated in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and other international conventions on the detention and treatment of persons in custody.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This is a fax cover sheet from the Embassy of Australia discussing a press release on military commissions. [The press release is not included].

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Army Cover Letter: Mission Training Plan for Headquarters Area Support Group

 
 
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Fax from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) discussing a recent case of abuse at Abu Ghraib. The letter discusses a recent visit by, (ICRC) Preseident Kellenberger, and an upcoming ICRC report on U.S. detention in Guantanamo and Iraq.

 
 
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DOJ Routing and Transmittal Slip re: Counterterrorism Section - Criminal Division

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 842 released documents for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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A letter from John Helgerson, the CIA Inspector General, to Congressman Peter Hoekstra, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The letter indicates that a copy of the OIG report concerning the death of Abid Hamad Mahawish Al-Mahalawi has been attached for him to view.

 
 
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Letter from an activist denouncing the President's November 13, 2001 Military Order: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War on Terrorism. The letter also expresses the author's regret that six detainees, including, Abbasi, Begg and Hicks were named in the order and will be brought before a military tribunal.

 
 
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This is a letter from the Acting CIA Assistant Inspector General for Investigations to a doctor for potentially retaining them as a medical expert in the upcoming trial of David Anthony Passaro. Mr. Passaro was a CIA contractor charged with four (4) counts of assault in connection with the beating death of an Afgahni detainee, Abdul Wali, on a military base at Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, June 21, 2003. The letter states that the Department of Justice was pursuing the prosecution and the CIA OIG was cooperating with the matter. The medical expert was being forwarded documents and materials to review. The letter also states that there will be a follow up meeting to discuss the matter further and to discuss the fee for the retaining the expert.

 
 
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Letter addressed to a detainee, giving the basis for his detention (participation in attacks on Coalition Forces) and informing him of his rights (right to appeal under Art. 78 of Geneva Convention).

 
 
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Letter to Colin Powell expressing concern over the detention of children, including Omar Khadr, at Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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Letter is from a 29 year old British citizen, with copies sent to Colin Powell, Jack Straw (UK Home Secretary), William Farish (US Ambassador to UK), John Howard (PM of Australia) and his local MP (Member of Parliament) in the UK. The letter voices concern over treatment of detainees in US custody and the military commissions used to try them. Cites specifically UK and Australian citizens in custody.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Beth Ryley to Linda Muncy and Tom Johnson re: Correspondence Received from UNHCHR

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmittal Slip. No additional in formation or comments.

 
 
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A cover letter enclosing material related to an October 29, 2004 request. Materials include: positive and negative responses to AD McGraw's July 9, 2004 email; one CD containing photographs; list of agents at Guantanamo Bay; an electronic communication and interview results of FBI personnel.

 
 
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Army letter concerning the investigations being conducted by CID.

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 977 released pages for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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A letter from a U.S. senator to the FBI requesting documents regarding interrogation of enemy detainees.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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State Department cover sheet for routing and transmittal from the U.S. Mission Geneva

 
 
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Letter is a response to questions from Senator Leahy regarding the treatment of detainees in US custody. The letter denies the use of hoods, stripping or stress positions. States that "Lt Gen. Sanchez's 05/13/2004 memo prohibits the use of sensory deprivation (hoods), stress positions or sleep deprivation".

 
 
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This letter from Steven Bradbury to the CIA's Associate General Counsel is a response to the CIA's November 7, 2007 letter regarding the interrogation of [redacted]. This letter states that applying the interrogation technique in question for the specified period of time complies with the "applicable legal standards". However, Bradbury notes that the technique will be discontinued if any psychological or medical contraindications are observed.

 
 
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Letter refers to an attached memo regarding the historical treatment of detainees. [Letter is not included].

 
 
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Fax cover letter, regarding a memo to Colonel James A. Whitmore seeking permission for an unidentified team to visit detainees at Guantanamo. [Memo is not included].

 
 
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This letter pertains to an Iraqi colonel's claim that he suffered injuries when in U.S. custody on a U.S. Navy ship and at Camp Bucca, Iraq.  Specifically, he claims that while being processed on the ship for detention, he fell and was injured because his hands were flexi-cuffed behind his back.  He also claims that his injury was not treated when later transferred to Camp Bucca.  (This appears to be the same colonel who also claimed that his leg was broken and his arm was injured while in U.S. custody at Camp Poko.  See the related documents on the right.)

 
 
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Letter from U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights re: Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions.

 
 
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This letter is a follow-up to previous letters sent to Canadian Foreign Affairs officials concerning Mr. Omar Ahmed Khadr, a Guantanamo Bay Detainee. The letter requests that the Canadian Department of Foreign. Affairs and International Trade seek the following assurances from the U.S.: i) Conversations between Omar and his defense counsel will not be monitored; ii) Omar will not be excluded from any portion of the proceedings; iii) Arrangements will be made to transfer Omar to Canada for the purpose of serving any sentence which may be imposed upon him; iv) Any military commissions will be open, the media present and appropriately cleared representatives of the accused's government may observe the proceedings; and v) Omar may be permitted to talk to appropriately cleared family members via telephone, and two appropriately cleared family members would be able to attend his trial

 
 
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This is a letter from U.S. representative in the UK as the Director of United Kingdom, Benelux, and Ireland Affairs to Ms. Helen Clark, MP, UK House of Commons thanking her for her recent letter and concerns over the detainment and treatment of persons held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Karagiannis assures Ms. Clark that the treatment the detainees are receiving is in accordance with Geneva Conventions and they “will be treated consistent with American values and the principles of the international law of armed conflict. He also provides a Fact Sheet with the number of detainees in custody (618), the number released (115), and detailing the U.S.’s authority to detain suspeceted terrorists as well as their status, treatment and transfer.

 
 
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This is a cover letter from Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to Alex Abdo, of the American Civil Liberties Union, concerning FOIA document production re: ACLU v. CIA 10 Civ. 7092 (AKH).

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents. Executive secretariat cover action memo sheet.

 
 
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Cover letter from Craig Mokhiber, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to U.S. Amb. to the U.N. John Danforth enclosing a letter from Prof. Cherif Bassiouni, Independent Expert for Human Rights in Afghanistan. Letter from Mr. Bassiouni is not enclosed.

 
 
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Letters sent from various individuals at Amnesty International to George W. Bush and Colin L. Powell requesting proper treatment of detainees at Guantanamo and in Afghanistan. The main theme of the letters is the US' violation of international human rights laws.

 
 
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This letter is from Leila Zerrougui, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention under the United Nations Human Rights Council to U.S. Amb. Moley concerns the military detention of Feroz Ali Abassi, Moazzam Begg, David Hicks, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul and Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi. Ms. Zerrougui raises concerns over the military commissions and the opportunity to appeal any sentence handed down under the procedures of the court. Ms. Zerrougui asks that "take all necessary measures to guarantee the right of the above named persons not to be deprived arbitrarily of their liberty and to fair proceeding before an Independent and impartial tribunal, in accordance with articles 9 and 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and articles 9 and 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter and fax cover sheet from Amnesty International's Program Director, Susan Lee, to Colin L. Powell. The letter refers to another letter that discusses the treatment of Al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects in U.S. custody in Afghanistan [that letter is not included].

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS cover sheet, states that a letter to Donald Rumsfeld requesting permission for an Amnesty delegation to visit the Guantanamo base in Cuba is attached.

 
 
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This Report of Decision by the Article 78 Board is a determination that the detainee is a security threat and orders continued interment. ISN Number: 25224; NDRS: 156283. The Board was convened by Convening Order No. 3, effective 15 August 2003, CT1T4, Baghdad, Iraq. Detainee is a female and "major financier of Anti-Coalition acts" in Adhamiya or Al Azimiyah. Married to a judge. [Redacted] would assist Huda in financing attacks. Individuals provided statements identifying "Huda and Nahla" as financiers of an attack.

 
 
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This letter from John Helgerson, Inspector General of the CIA, to Jack Goldsmith of the OLC addresses the DOJ's proposed modifications to the IG report. Helgerson writes, "we have carefully reviewed the comments of the [DOJ] regarding the Special Review. We concluded that it would not be practicable to recall the Review and integrate those comments into the body of the review . . . however . . . we intend to include your 18 June memorandum with any future circulation of the Review." [OLC Vaughn Index #42]

 
 
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This is a DOD fax for a release of documents to the ACLU on April 6, 2005. The substance of the letter is that the Department of Defense is reporting on their compliance and production of document in the matter of ACLU v. Department of Defense, No. 04 Civ. 4151 (AKH). The letter includes the total number of pages sent overnight; the number of pages denied in full; and pages determined to be non-responsive.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmittal Slip from Adrian Daniel

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Al Qaida Terrorists Killed.

 
 
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NSC Fax Cover Sheet re: Agenda for Thursday, June 20, 2002. No additional comments. No attachments.

 
 
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Responds to inquiry into cases from the 320th military police battalion. Observed assaulting Iraqi prisoners. Describes non-judicial punishments received by three (3) officers, all of whom were redeployed. Signed by Brigadier General Swan.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 1/16/02

 
 
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This letter is from William H. Taft, IV of the State Department to Jakob Kellnberger, President of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) concerning an Opinion Editorial a member of the ICRC's legal staff wrote for the Financial Times (of London). The Op-Ed was critical of the U.S. policies in prosecuting individuals involved in international terrorism, the U.S. detention of those individuals and the assertion that the detainees have a right to challenge their detention under international law. Mr. Taft states that there is "no such entitlement in the 1949 Geneva Conventions. However, the implication in the article is that the Geneva Conventions do provide such entitlement" and this assertion has the "effect of misleading the public" as to the rights of the detainees. He insists that “There are several other erroneous and inappropriate statements in the article” and that “Your legal staff certainly knows...[that] military courts may exercise jurisdiction over civilians who are unprivileged belligerents or security detainees as well as military personnel; this is consistent with the express terms of both the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions.” The letter concludes with “we value the serious dialogue we have always had with you and your representatives on the implementation of the Geneva Conventions and the detentions in Guantanamo generally.”

 
 
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This Dept. of Justice letter to Lawrence S. Lustberg and Megan Lewis of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., Re: ACLU, et al., v. Department of Defense, et al., No. 04 Civ. 4151 (AKH) document production. Mr. Kelley's comments are "Dear Mr. Lustberg and Ms. Lewis: We are enclosing responses and disclosures from the Department of State that address documents where further coordination with other agencies was necessary before processing could be completed."

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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National Security Council fax cover page with the message: "Please review and provide any comnments/clearance by noon on Monday, June 21, 2004. Thank you," sent by John B. Bellinger, III. No additional comments or attachments.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from S. Randi-Azarakhchi to Kevin Moley re press release by Boven on reports of abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

 
 
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Recommendation from an official of the Detention Review Authority regarding the status of a detainee. Classifies detainee as a "security detainee" and orders that the detainee be interned, based on information that detainee may have "participated in attacks on Coalition forces."

 
 
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This document is a Department of Defense (DOD) Memo discussing a request for a copy of the Death Certificate of a detainee, ISN#: 329938, who died at Camp Bucca, Iraq on July 23, 2009. The request was approved.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/18/02

 
 
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This Report of Decision by the Article 78 Board is a determination that the detainee is a security threat and orders continued interment. ISN Number: 30242. NDRS: 160813. The Board was convened by Convening Order No. 3, effective 15 August 2003, CT1T4, Baghdad, Iraq.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: requesting copy fo ALDAC cable to NSC under cover of Harty-Biegun memo.

 
 
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A letter from John Helgerson, the CIA Inspector General, to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The letter indicates that a copy of the OIG report concerning the death of Abid Hamad Mahawish Al-Mahalawi has been attached for him to view.

 
 
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Letter from William F. Schultz, Executive Director, Amnesty International to U.S. President George W. Bush re: Human Rights in Afghanistan.

 
 
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Fax and letter from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Head of Delegation Christophe Girod to William Howard Taft, IV of the State Department re: Repatriation of seven nationals of the Russian Federation from Guantanamo on 2/27/04.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Human Rights Watch claims that the detention facilities being operated by the CIA are un-lawful and requests to visit the detention facilities in Afghanistan. CIA General Counsel Scott W. Muller replies that the CIA is operating lawfully and cites controlling legal precedent.

 
 
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This letter is a response to General Formica per his request for certain documents related to the training of non-commissioned officers in handling enemy combatants and interrogation of Enemy Prisoners of War (EPWs). The response informs General Formica of the availability of documents and what documents are not either available or non-existant.

 
 
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Letter from Douglas Davidson, U.S. Deputy Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) re: Revelations of Abuse and Humiliation of Iraqi Detainees by U.S. & Coalition forces in Iraq. Amb. Davidson expressed the outrage and disappointment President Bush, General Miller and the whole of the U.S. ion response to the reports and media footage of abuses of detainees in Iraq. He assures the U.S. partners that the matters are no the normal course of action for American soldiers and that: 1) All allegations of mistreatment will be investigated; 2) Fair judicial processes will determine who is guilty through transparent and fair procedures; and 3) Those convicted of these abuses will be punished in accordance with the rule of law. He also states "The United States is committed to promoting and protecting human rights — including those of individuals detained in Iraq."

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOJ letter regarding ACLU, et al., v. Department of Defense, et al., which states that the CIA has re-reviewed documents concerning waterboarding and produced redacted versions of some of those documents. Letter also mentions that on May 12, 2008, the Court preliminarily overruled certain of CIA's FOIA exemption invocations.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This State Department letter is from Paul V. Kelly, Assistant Secretary Legal Affairs, DOS to Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)concerning an article in the Washington Post dated December 26, 2002 concerning U.S. interrogation methods. Mr. Kelly is promising to look in to the Senator's request to Under Secretary Dobriansky to respond to the article's allegations that the methods by which the United States obtains information from persons it has detained would cause the United States has "surrendered the moral high ground" when it comes to detention and detainee issues.

 
 
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A letter from Netta Voutilainen of Amnisty International to Sec. of State Powell expressing concern for Mohammed Jassem 'Abd al-'Issawi, detained in Abu Ghraib since 12/17/03. Ms. Voutilainen askes "to be informed why he has been detained; and I urge the authorities to release him immediately if he is being held solely for his conscientiously held beliefs and has not used or advocated violence. I also seek assurances that he is being treated humanely, and obligingly ask the authorities to grant him access to his family, lawyers of his own choosing, the ICRC and any medical care he may need."

 
 
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Letter from Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) requesting Sec. State Powell Dept's release several internal Administration documents regarding the treatment of enemy prisoners and combatants.

 
 
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Letter to the U.S. Mission from Theo van Boven, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on torture, requesting that the U.S. respond to previous correspondence concerning allegations of mistreatment of detainees in U.S. custody.

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: Detainees - International Committee of the Red Cross

 
 
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Letter from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Head of Delegation, Christophe Girod to Mike McKinley, DOS re: Visit to Guantanamo Bay, August 18-October 10, 2003. The letter reference an attachment that is a confidential "Working Paper" concerning Guantanamo (attachment not included).

 
 
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Action request for appropriate handling of request by redacted government to interview detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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Fax Cover Sheet from Steven A. Solomon regarding the Geneva Conventions.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Beth Ryley to June Carter-Perry re letter from Boven on torture.

 
 
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A letter written in response to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act request relating to the Office of Inspector General's investigation into the interrogation of detainees. The letter notifies Mr. Jaffeer that the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command reviewed the referred documents and determined they are not under Army purview; the request was then referred to the Department of Defense Criminal Investigation Task Force

 
 
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State Department Routing and transmittal slip for Sam Witten, David Kaye, David Bowker, Peter Mason, Mike Mattler re: VOA Editorials

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/16/02

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Human Rights Watch/Asia to the CIA re: "We would very tioch appreciate if this Letter could be delivered to Director Tenet. A hard copy will also be mailed. Thank you very much." No attachments.

 
 
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The document is a letter from Assistant Director Eleni P. Kalisch of the Office of Congressional Affairs to Senator Patrick Leahy, regarding Senator Leahy's claim that FBI Director Mueller withheld key information about the mistreatment of detainees in overseas locations.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Request to Interview Detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Draft Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee meeting on Guantanamo Detainees.

 
 
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French letter from Paul Albert Iweins to Howard Leach with b7© redaction

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter to MG Fay confirming the removal of an Army Reserve Captain from the witness list to give testimony on June 5, 2005. The Attorney for the witness requests that someone from MG Fay's office call them "to further discuss this matter."

 
 
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This is a DOS Routing and Transmittal Slip for DOS Officials to initial - re: UK Detainees at Guantanamo Bay: Application for Judicial Review

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Humane Treatment of al Qaeda and Taliban Detainees

 
 
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This letter from Sen. Patrick Leahy to Secretary of State Colin Powell requests information concerning the arrest, detention & interrogation of persons captured in the War on Terror since September 11, 2001.

 
 
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State Department fax cover sheet from Holly Palubiak, Political Officer, U.S. Embassy, London to Ronald Miller. No comments or attachemnts.

 
 
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Army Cover Page for Field Manual: FM 3-0.

 
 
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Fax redacted. Refers to attachment revised from OLC.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees - 7/15/03

 
 
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A cover letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Office of the Inspector General enclosing requested materials on detainee issues. The classified materials includes: Critical Incident Response Group Behavioral Analysis Unit Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4, which are to be handled in accordance to Executive Order 12958 As Amended Classified National Security Information.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet for a petition from Ambassador Roger F. Noriega to Executive Secretary of the OAS, Santiago Canton. [Petition not incuded].

 
 
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The document is a letter from the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General to the ACLU's National Security Project, regarding the ACLU's April 22nd, 2008 FOIA request. The letter is a cover letter for summaries of interviews conducted by the OIG related to detainee interrogations.

 
 
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A document production cover letter from the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in response to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA). The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter from the Director of National Intelligence to Jameel Jeffer of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a response to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of December 9, 2008.

 
 
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State Department Routing and Transmittal Slip from Evan T. Bloom to William Howard Taft, IV re: Papers for your review Amb. Prosper would like to send this out to other agencies for clearance this afternoon.

 
 
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Javier Zuniga of Amnesty International letter to Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld asking for permission for an Amnesty International delegation to visit Guantanamo Bay detention facility "to observe the conditions under which prisoners are detained and interview detainees".

 
 
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Memo in response to a request for information concerning the effectiveness of interrogation techniques approved by the Secretary of Defense. These techniques went beyond those permitted by the Army Field Manual. The heavily redacted memo includes a timeline of techniques employed, the information obtained as a result, and justifications for the techniques' use. It concludes that the techniques are "within the spirit and intent of humane detention" and comply with applicable law.

 
 
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A cover letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Justice providing requested material on detainee issues. The classified materials include: 304 documents pertaining GTMO, 19 documents pertaining Abu Ghurayb, and one CD containing photos, which are to be handled in accordance to Executive Order 12958 As Amended Classified National Security Information.

 
 
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Fax cover letter. [Text is illegible].

 
 
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Opinion Editorial on Guantanamo Detainees from Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues. The Op-Ed states that terrorists need not be granted POW status under Article 4 of the Geneva Convention but should be treated consistently with the Convention nonetheless. The law of war grants broad authority for detentions of enemy combattants to prevent them from rejoining hostilities. Detentions have already lead to valuable information which has thwarted attacks in Europe and elsewhere. Detainees are treated humanely: three meals a day that are culturally sensitive, medical treatment, freedom to worship, opportunity to raise concerns about conditions. ICRC monitors treatment. U.S. is currently holding 600 detainees from 40 countries. They will eventually be returned to their own countries for prosecution or detention or released. Detainees who have refused to disclose information continue to pose a threat and will not be released to committ acts of terror.

 
 
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Letter from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) President Kellenberger to Sec. of State Powell thanking him for meeting.

 
 
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This letter from Jack Goldsmith to Scott Muller relates to Muller's request that OLC "reaffirm three pages of bullet points" titled "Legal Principles Applicable to CIA detention and Interrogation of Captured Al-Qa'ida Personnel." Goldsmith responds that the "Legal Principles . . . did not and do not represent an opinion or a statement of the views of this Office," and that the CIA needs to put their own views in writing before the OLC will issue their written opinion.  [OLC Vaughn Index #29]

 
 
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In this letter dated May 6, 2004, Human Rights Watch "calls, first, for the U.S. government to reveal all places of detention where security or terrorist suspects are being held on whatever grounds, and second, for it to permit independent, impartial and public investigations of all facilities."

 
 
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This letter from the Staff Judge Advocate located at Command Joint Task Force Seven concerns a detainee being interned for "Participating in attacks on the coalition forces" is a form letter. The detainee's name is redacted. He is being interned at Abu Ghraib prison under the "Detention Review Authority (DRA) - 72 Hour Review".

 
 
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A letter from President Bush describing progress against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and work with other countries.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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State Department fax from Debra Long the DOS UN & Legal Programme Officer to Amb. Moley forwarding a letter from the Association Against Torture to President Bush.

 
 
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This document appears to be a cover sheet for a request by [redacted] to interview detainees at Guantanamo.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from John Walker Lindh's attorney, James J. Brosnahan, requesting information on the location of his client, detained enemy combatant, John Walker Lindh. Mr. Brosnahan states in his letter that he needs the appropriate government official to contact him in order to make arrangements for himself and Lindh's family to meet with Lindh.

 
 
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Fax Cover sheet from Steven Schneebaum, Patton Boggs Law Firm to Secretary of State Colin Powell

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 1 released page for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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This is a State Department form letter to be used as a template for addressing inquires and questions concerning how family members of Guantanamo detainees may or may not visit their relatives being detained at Guantanamo and the rational for the detention and the standard of treatment for the detainees.

 
 
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Through a Freedom of Information Act request by the ACLU, an 804 out of 845 page document was released regarding an OIG investigation on interrogation of detainees. This document is an explanation of exemptions made in the aforementioned released document under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts, Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a.

 
 
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Letter from Preet Bharara , US Attorney for the So. Dist. of New York, to Alex Abdo, Attorneyfor the ACLU, concerning document production under FOIA.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet, subject: Letter to Attorney for client from CPA which was coordinated with AUSA John Klein and SA [redacted]

 
 
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This letter is for the Army officials who will be fielding questions regarding the allegations of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. The letter is a set of talking points and policy statements that focus on the theme that "the Army is committed to ensuring all Soldiers live up to the Army Values and the Laws of Land Warfare regardless of the environment or circumstance".

 
 
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This letter is from James Gondles of the American Corrections Association giving a synopsis of his organizations assessment of the facilities at Guantanamo Bay. The letter states that Guantanamo "appeared to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for those enemy combatants being confined". And that the "confinement Policies, standard operating procedures, and practices observed by the delegation were designed to ensure the integrity, dignity, health and appropriate privileges of the detainees and to protect them from ill treatment". The letter concludes that the CAC team was "impressed and proud of the professionalism and work ethic exhibited by the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from all aspects of the [facility].

 
 
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Letter regarding abuse of prisoners urging government to take steps in situation. Refers to Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's report regarding the inquiry into the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

 
 
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This document is a fax from Eric Schwartz, CEO of OHCHR to Amb. Moley forwarding a Letter from Betrande Ramcharan (CHR) to Lorne Craner requesting information re: juvenile detainees at Guantanamo including ages, nationalities and measures being taken to provide appropriate treatment. Concerns are also raised about three juveniles who had been released to Afghanistan and could face reprisal from al Qaeda or the Taliban.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Alexander Karagiannis Director, United Kingdom, Benelux, and Ireland Affairs assuring UK MP Clark that detainees held under US control in Guantanamo are still treated humanely depsite their lack of POW status.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from a non-government official denouncing the President's November 13, 2001 Military Order: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War on Terrorism. The letter also expresses the author's concern that six detainees, including, Abbasi, Begg and Hicks were named in the order and will be brought before a military tribunal.

 
 
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This letter from Jacob Kellenberger of President of the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) is a request that the ICRC reports on the detention facilities in Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan be transmitted or shared with the U.S. Congressional committees so they can understand and appreciate the conditions the ICRC found in the mentioned facilities. Mr. Kellenberger asks that this be carried out under conditions that respect the confidential nature of those documents in order to preserve and protect the integrity of the ICRC's work in this field. Mr. Kellenberger states “l appreciate your sensitivity to the relation between the manner In which such ICRC documents are distributed and used and the ICRC's ability to maintain the cooperation of parties to armed conflict that Is necessary to the fulfillment of Its humanitarian mandate.”

 
 
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Letter from Amnesty International's Noa Kleinman, expressing concern over the non-disclosure of names/country of origin of thirteen Guantanamo detainees who were transferred for release. The letter urges the disclosure of the information. The letter also expresses concern over allegations that children, as young as thirteen, are being held at Guantanamo.

 
 
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This document appears to be a cover sheet to a document entitled the Harty-Biegun Memo. [Memo/document is not included].

 
 
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Document is a photocopy of an envelope and compact disk with notation on the CD stating “ACLU Army; 7-15-05 Release. No other details provided.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for PC Meeting on Detainees 5/4/04

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter from Steven Bradbury, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, confirms that the legal guidance of the Attorney General's office as stated in a December 14, 2004 letter from Daniel Levin to John Rizzo, still pertains.

 
 
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This fax contains a response letter to The Human Rights watch Ex. Dir. Kenneth Roth addressing his points made in an earlier letter to Sec. Def. Rumsfeld about releasing Taliban armed forces from Guantanamo since the war in Afghanistan is over. The letter justifies the detention of "terrorists of global reach" and states that if detainees are transferred, the US obtains "appropriate assurances" that they will not be tortured.

 
 
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Fax cover letter to Adrien Silas from [redacted] regarding Valerie Caproni's July 14, 2004 hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Some names are illegible.

 
 
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This letter from Scott Muller to John Bellinger concerns further discussions that clarified the approval of certain interrogation techniques. He writes, "the authorized techniques are those previously approved for use with Abu Zubaydah (with the exception of the waterboard) and the 24 approved by the Secretary of Defense on 16 April 2003." [OLC Vaughn Index #43]

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Routing and Transmittal Slip with the handwritten note "looks like the ball is in petitioner's court."

 
 
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This letter from Jack Goldsmith to Scott Muller relates to Muller's request that OLC "reaffirm three pages of bullet points" titled "Legal Principles Applicable to CIA detention and Interrogation of Captured Al-Qa'ida Personnel." Goldsmith responds that the "Legal Principles . . . did not and do not represent an opinion or a statement of the views of this Office," and that the CIA needs to put their own views in writing before the OLC will issue their written opinion. [OLC Vaughn Index #30]  (Identical, except for attachment, to ACLU RDI 4568.)

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Head of the Legal DivIsIon, Jean-Philippe Lavoyer, to William Taft, legal advisor, DOS re: Letter from Francois Bugnion, Director for International Law and Cooperation within the Movement.

 
 
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The document is a letter from the Defense Intelligence Agency, regarding the service and honorable discharge of a Marine whose name has been redacted.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Battalion Commander's letter re: actions and inactions at AG, which led to prisoner abuse. Acknowledged responsibility for all actions taken by soldiers assigned to the 320th MP BN, discussed that "egregious acts were committed in wing 1A of the Hard Site." Quoted as saying: "When [redacted] returned to Camp Bucca shortly before midnight, she took vigilante justice against EPW that she believed had raped [redacted]. [redacted] 4 out of the 10 320th MP BN soldiers abused some of the EPWs; a clear indication that the abuse was the responsibility of those individuals acting alone and was not condoned by myself or any leader at Camp Bucca." On Jan. 13, 2004, a person turned over a CD of photographs over to CID. .

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This document is a cover letter to the ACLU enclosing 0 released pages for a FOIA request. The letter also identifies exemptions made in documents under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOIPA), Title 5, United States Code, Section 552/552a. An explanation of the exemptions is also attached.

 
 
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This Report of Decision by the Article 78 Board is a determination that the detainee is a security threat and orders continued interment. ISN Number: 25142. NDRS: 156215. The Board was Convened by Convening Order No. 3, effective 15 August 2003, CT1T4, Baghdad, Iraq.

 
 
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This letter from Kenneth Roth the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, to President Bush concerns a Washington Post article dated December 26, 2002 alleging of torture of suspected Al-Qaeda detainees held in U.S. custody. Mr. Roth states "if true, would place the United States in violation of some of the most fundamental prohibitions of international human rights law" and "Torture is never permissible against anyone, whether in times of peace or of war."

 
 
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Request to Col. James Whitmore-DOD for permission for team to visit Guantanamo detainees.

 
 
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Letter from 1LT [redacted]'s father asking that he be allowed to resign rather than be court-martialed.

 
 
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Letter from Tausif Paracha, U.S. citizen, to Colin L. Powell regarding the detainment of his/her uncle, Saifullah Paracha. Mr. Paracha was taken into custody on July 5th by U.S. soldiers and according to a letter sent by the International Committee of the Red Cross, is being held in Afghanistan. Tausif Paracha believes that his/her uncle is being abused while in custody and is asking for Mr. Powell's help.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This document contains a citizen's letter to President Bush voicing disapproval that Afghan prisoners are not treated like prisoners of war and includes an attached article from the San Francisco Chronicle. The document also contains an August 16, 2002 notice from the Director of Agency Liaison Presidential Correspondence that all mail should be answered within 30 days.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Detainees in Cuba.

 
 
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Fax cover sheet from Soussen Azarakhchi to U.S. Mission re attached letter to Powell from Boven.

 
 
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State Department interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions from the Principals Committee Meeting on Terrorism December 20, 2001.

 
 
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A letter from John Helgerson, the CIA Inspector General, to Senator Pat Roberts, the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The letter indicates that a copy of the OIG report concerning the death of Abid Hamad Mahawish Al-Mahalawi has been attached for him to view.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for Deputies Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/18/02

 
 
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Letter from Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Warfighting Support William G. Boykin to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency concerning Defense Intelligence Agency policy for interrogation operations. Mostly redacted.

 
 
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Routing and Transmission Slipr from James A. McAtamney. In the header it reads a memo re: transfer of GTMO

 
 
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This Report of Decision by the Article 78 Board is a determination that the detainee is a security threat and orders continued interment. ISN number 25143. NDRS: 156216. The Board was Convened by Convening Order No. 3, effective 15 August 2003, CT1T4, Baghdad, Iraq.

 
 
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Letter from Edward Davey Member of the UK House of Commons expressing concerns about the continuing detention of his constituent at Guantanamo and requesting information and access to the gentleman.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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An exchange of letters between Senator Charles Grassley and Assistant Attorney General William E. Moschella regarding the OLC's August 2002 memo defining torture. Senator Grassley initiated the exchange by forwarding to AAG Moschella for response a handwritten letter from one of his constituent’s expressing concern about the OLC memo's definition of torture.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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A letter from the CIA's Office of General Counsel to Judge Hellerstein attaching a Vaughn index of records from August 2002 that describe the contents of the interrogation videotapes destroyed by the CIA.  The letter explains that the records at issue are operational cables between CIA stations and CIA headquarters.

 
 
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This is a letter from CIA Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (name redacted) to Assistant U.S. Attorney James Candelmo, Eastern District of North Carolina, dated November 4, 2004. The letter is a response to AUSA Candelmo's request for documents and reports related to the prosecution of David Anthony Passaro, a former CIA contractor/medic who was charged with assault in connection with the June 21, 2003 death of an Afghani detainee, Abdul Wali. The CIA/IG's requests that their office be consulted prior to prosecutions resulting from the material provided to ensure that the "General Counsel may have the opportunity to protect Agency interests". Finally, the reports, dated September 26, 2003 and May 6, 2004, are requests that the reports be kept secure; stress' that the reports are not for release; hat the reports are for AUISA Candelomo's use only; and if possible, that the reports "be returned when they are no longer required for evidential or record purposes".

 
 
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The document is a letter from General Counsel William Blier to the ACLU's National Security Project Director Jameel Jaffer, regarding the April 22, 2008 FOIA request made by the ACLU, specifically about documents related to an OIG interview of detainee Moazzem Begg.

 
 
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This letter from Goldsmith to Director Tenet requests that the CIA Inspector General’s report be returned to the IG so that edits may be made to the report’s summary of the Attorney General’s statements at a July 2003 meeting of NSC principals. It raises the DOJ's concern that the OIG 2004 Special Review contains some "ambiguous statements concerning the Attorney General's remarks at a 29 July 2003 meeting…" [OLC Vaughn Index #36]

 
 
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This letter from Steven Bradbury to John Rizzo memorializes the advice that Bradbury gave to Rizzo regarding whether the conditions of confinement used by the CIA in its covert overseas facilities are consistent with common Article 3 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Bradbury concludes that none of the five conditions of confinement used by the CIA in these facilities, as described by Rizzo, violates common Article 3. This memo was also produced to us on August 24, 2009 in response to our December 2008 FOIA Request.

 
 
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Letter from Lawyers Against Torture to President George W. Bush re" Lawyer's Statement on Bush Administration's Torture Memos stating that the torture memoranda circumvent long established and universally acknowledged principles of law and common decency, and calling for the release of all such memoranda and an inquiry into whether they had any connection to Abu Ghraib abuses

 
 
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White House Cover Sheet re: Transmission Receipt of SOC for PC Meeting on Detainees

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Principals Committee Meeting on Detainees 10/14/03

 
 
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General Helmly addresses the detainee abuse scandal involving Reserve soldiers. He commends the Reserve soldiers for their service while reminding them of their moral and ethical responsibilities as soldiers and their obligation to uphold the reputation of the Army Reserve.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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CIA copy of a DOA letter addressed to the CIA's Office of General Counsel. In the letter Captain Christopher Graveline, Judge Advocate, states that he has been appointed trial counsel for the prosecution of five individuals in relation to detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib and requests that the CIA produce all relevant documents from investigations concerning detainee abuse at the Abu-Ghraib detention facility. The names of the defendants are redacted on this document.

 
 
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Fax from Beth Ryley to Linda Muncy and Tom Johnson re: Correspondence Received from UNHCHR

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Deputies Committee Meeting on Afghanistan 1/22, 11:00-11:45, White House Situation Room

 
 
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DOS cover letter for six page document(s) discussing Afghanistan detention of captured persons.

 
 
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FBI Fax cover sheet. Document not attached.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Cover letter from Carol F. Ochoa, Office of Oversight & Review, to Charlene B. Thornton Office concerning release of 304 documents pertaining to Guantanamo; 19 documents pertaining to Abu Ghraib; and one CD containing photos, and specifying classification procedures regarding these records.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This letter from Nathan J. Whitling, an attorney representing Omar Ahmed Khadr, a Guantanamo Bay Detainee and a Canadian citizen. Mr. Whitling states "we must express our grave concern in relation to the issues raised by these allegations of the torture of a Canadian juvenile. We urgently request that you provide us with any information you may have in relation to these allegations, that you make formal inquiries with the United States government regarding their truth or falsity, and that you advise ourselves of the results of these communications."

 
 
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Letter from Nury A. Turkel, General Secretary, Uyghur American Association to Secretary of State Colin Powell requesting that the U.S. not returning the Uyghurs to China out of concern that they will be subject to persecution and torture. Mr. Turkel also request that the U.S. grant political asylum to the Uyghurs because of their desire to have freedom.

 
 
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A letter from John Helgerson, the CIA Inspector General, to Congresswoman Jane Harman, the ranking Democratic member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The letter indicates that a copy of the OIG report concerning the death of Abid Hamad Mahawish Al-Mahalawi has been attached for her to view.

 
 
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Letter is from Mile Florence Rinaldi of Amnisty International in France to Sec. Def. Rumsfeld in conjunction with Amnesty International's memo on rights of detainees in custody. The letter’s author"Urges" the Secretary to "ensure detainees held in US custody are held according to US obligations under international human rights law and standards" particularly with respect to legal proceedings e.g. the right to challenge the lawfulness of their detention in a court of law.

 
 
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DOS Cover Sheet re: Request to Interview Detainees at Guantanamo

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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This is a fax cover sheet without attached pages.

 
 
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Letter inquires about CIA's operations in Afghanistan. Makes formal request to visit CIA's facility at Bagram airbase and all other detention facilities in Afghanistan.

 
 
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This series of letters contains the original inquiry from Macbeth Bertrand Henry, President of the Commission on Children's Rights about juvenile detainees in Guantanamo Bay prison. The response letter from Pierre-Richard Prosper asserts that the juveniles were released from the detention center and were detained in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 
 
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This DOS letter concerns the DOS's Accountability Review Board Review inquiry in to the Deaths of seven (7) Personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 
 
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Refers to MEJA Materials-Statute, DOJ Guidance Memos, Final Draft of DOD Regulations. States that there are 4 attachments. All other info redacted.

 
 
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In a letter to Acting CIA Director McLaughlin, Attorney General Ashcroft confirms his advice that the use of certain interrogation techniques (other than waterboarding) in the interrogation of a particular detainee outside territory subject to U.S. jurisdiction would not violate the Constitution, US statute, or international treaty obligations.

 
 
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National Security Council Fax Cover Sheet with the comment "Here is an Advanced Copy of the Memorandum That Will Be Sent to Your Principals Later This Afternoon." No further comments. No attachments.

 
 
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DOS interagency delivery checklist for the appropriate handling and delivery of attached documents re: Summary of Conclusions for NSC Meeting on Detainees - 12/15/03

 
 
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This letter from Amb. Prosper to an un-named person is a response to a letter the recipient sent to Pres. Bush concerning the legal status of the detainees at Guantanamo. The letter states "Under international law the detainees at Guantanamo are not prisoners of war but unlawful combatants" and "We are reviewing the continued detention of each enemy combatant on an ongoing basis."

 
 
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Letter from UN Commission on Human Rights to U.S. Ambassador Kevin Edward Moley re: Request for Information on Detainee Treatment and Legal Status. The letter refers to Commission resolutions on torture and requests investigation into allegations received by the Commission. The letter also poses numerous questions concerning the detainees and the procedures used to deal with them.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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Letter from Jeffrey De Laurentis to Asma Jahanglr responding to a letter Mr. Jahangir sent asserting that the U.S. operations in Iraq are subject to the Special Rapporteur's mandate. He states in his letter "U.S. military personnel are operating under Rules of Engagement that protect American servicemen and women in accomplishing their mission, while also ensuring appropriate protection for the civilian population. The Rules of Engagement in effect in Iraq are carefully drafted and comply fully with the law of war."

 
 
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Fax Cover Sheet from Amnesty International to Secretary of State Powell re: Human Rights and the War in Iraq. No attachments included.

 
 
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A letter from Jack Goldsmith to Scott Muller regarding the CIA Inspector General's Special Review of the CIA's interrogation program.  The letter expresses concern at the fact that, according to the Special Review, aspects of the CIA's interrogations appeared to have differed from the program as described to the OLC in 2002.  [OLC Vaughn Index #28]

 
 
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Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

 
 
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