Email from JoAnn Dolan to Chuck Allen, Eliana Davidson, Karen Hecker and Others re: Human Rights Watch Report on Enduring Freedom

State Department email forwarded by JoAnn Dolan from Robert Harris concerning Human Rights Watch report critical of U.S. Action in Afghanistan. Mr. Harris' email has the comment "Human Rights Watch in the past few days issued a highly critical report of US actions in Afghanistan. As an example, the summary of the report states: "Yet today, on Afghan soil, the United States is maintaining a system of arrests and detention as part of its ongoing military and intelligence operations that violates international human rights law and international humanitarian law (the laws of war). In doing so, the United States is endangering the lives of Afghan civilians, undermining efforts to restore the rule of law in Afghanistan, and calling into question its commitment to upholding basic rights." The attachment is not included, and the email is heavily redacted.

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Email
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Tuesday, May 3, 2005
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UNCLASSIFIED RELEASED IN PART B5
Gheibi, Shahnaz L-HRR
From: Dolan, JoAnn (SBU) Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 6:56 PM To: Allen Chuck (E-mail); Davidson Eliana (E-mail); Hecker Karen (E-mail); 'John_B. _Wiegmann
(E-mail); Laura Parsky (E-mail); James A"McAtamney (E-mail); Nahmias David ( E-mail); Philbin Patrick (E-mail); Miller, Ronald W; Jennifer Ms DoD OGC Koester (E-mail); John MAJ DoD OGC Smith (E-mail); Jennifer Ms DoD OGC Koester (E-mail); Richard, Elizabeth H
Cc: Bellinger John B. (E-mail); Jack. Goldsmith (E-mail); Taft IV, William H (SBU); Solomon, Steven A(Geneva); Peay, T. Michael(Geneva); Harris, Robert K (SBU) Subject: FW: HRW report on Enduring Freedom - Preparations for UNCHR
Human Rights Watch's latest publication entitled " 'Enduring Freedom' Abuses by U.S. Forces in Afghanistan" is at http://hrw.org/reports/2004/afghanistanD304/
IPlease pass this to any others in your agencies who may be interested and able to assist.
For everyone's convenience, the TPs NSC coordinated last year are attached as well.
hi
detalneetps17Mar0 3fullydeared...
---Original Message— From: Harris, Robert K (SBU) Sent Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:31 PM
To: Kozak, Michael G (DRL); Lagon, Mark P; Johnson, Thomas A; Butler, Michael A (DRL); Dorosin, Joshua L (SBU); Dolan, JoAnn
(SBU)
Cc: Sicade, Lynn M (DRL); Legal-L-HRR (SBU) Subject,FFW: Afghanistan report -
To the CHR crowd,
Human Rights Watch in the past few days issued a highly critical report of US actions in Afghanistan. As an example, the summary of the report states:
"Yet today, on Afghan soil, the United States is maintaining a system of arrests and detention as part of its ongoing military and intelligence operations that violates international human rights law and international humanitarian law (the laws of war). In doing so, the United States is endangering the lives of Afghan civilians, undermining efforts to restore the rule of law in Afghanistan, and calling into question its commitment to upholding basic rights."
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD UNCLASSIFIED
DATE/CASE ID: 15 MAR 2005 200303827
DOS 002991

UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED

DOS 002992

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