Fax Cover Sheet: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to DOS re: Detention Issues at Guantanamo and Iraq

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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Letter
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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Monday, November 22, 2004
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