DOS Fax re: Letter from John Kerry to Assistant Secretary Paul V. Kelly

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
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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RELEASED IN FULL;
JOHr4 KERRV BANKING, HOUSING, AND

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One Bowdoirl Square-
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(617) 565-8519
January 22, 2003
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Mr. Paul V, Kelly
Assistant Secretary
B Lireau of lzgi slative Affairs

U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, N.W.
WasW ngton, D.0 20520
Dear Assistant Secretary Kelly,
I am forwarding to you a copy of a letter from Dr, Mchael GrodiT, concemin*
for an immediate investigation into the allegations of torture and other mx.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD
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Al-Qadea detainee!;.

It is the desire of this office to be responsive to all'inquiries and comm»

respectfully ask for your assistance in Tesolvina the issues outlined in tv

correspondence.
Plme convey a copy of your response to the issues raised in Dr. Grodin's

Meaghan F. Hohl of my Boston office,
I thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
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BOSTON CENTER FOR @uGEEHuALin & HumANRGHTs
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1)ear Senator Jobn Kerry,
Boston Cim@ for Refugee Health and Hum= Rights provides compre'newive hwth*

refugees and @VOn Of tO@ andttllated tram., Moreova, we advocate for the px.
health aad h@ rigbu in tiw @ited S@ and worldwide. The p@se ofto@ is to
deliberately not only_lile Physic and emotional vmll-b@g of individi2@ but
Qty and will of en*e conim@ties. in our work with n ritto@, we are &ily
confronted v4th the @ctive P-ffwN of torture on human beings.
At The Boston Center for Refugee I-I@ and *1@ Pights we axe deeply Concern*

allegations of @e and other @ea@t of zmpected Al-Qa@ doses by US officials*
described in the W@,@n Post on Dec.26,2002. -Mi @gatior.Ls imply that US 0*
usiag methods of tortme such as '@&mmce and stess" tactics to interro@ 176*
in Afgh2mistm 'ncso tcclinigum include "stan@ or kneeling for ho@', and 0 13*
awkward,positions". Suchiao@ if trac, violate iii cmal legal prohibitions*
other ill treatment =der tm@s @ the United Sta@ has mtfir& 'acse treaties
1949 Geneva Conventions and @ Canventio!a against TorWm
As the Senator of Massarbusetts whme the Boston Center faT Refugee H@ih an
is si@ted we ask you to call for an k=@te iu@ti@on of dwso allegations. 1*
the responsible US officials should be pemecuted =der iii@tional law.

Siricerely yo@
bechael @od" MD.
Pmfessor of Health Law, Biocftcs @ Hun= Rights, Boston Uaivenity.
Co-dim@r, Boston Center fm Rc@ Hc4th and Ilumau Righto
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