Letter from Asma Jahanglr, United Nations Special Rapporteur to Ambassador Kevin Moley re: Reports of Extrajudicial Killings, Torture and Civilian Deaths by Coalition Forces in Iraq

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
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapportzur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, pursuant to Commission on Human Itight.5m3olution 2001/45.
In this context, I would like to refer to threesommunicalio.est dated 12, 20 Mw and 20 October 2003..(u.-.copy of which You'll find attaclud) scot to the Aoprescntotive of the Republic of Ins which give an account of extrajudicial executions committed ro ambers- of.the coMitianform.
While T take note of your communication dated 5 April 2004 and ackoowlivise Yout P03;6011
regard to the terms of my riaanditc, I would Like .to stress that it falls within nay responslility to With commutioate to governments the reports which I have rear:Jived where it appear; that civilians' lives have not been respected.
I bclievo that your Government is willing to ensure that human tights' vielatiena aro not taking
plaice during the occupation and that any alum la duly and thorondlyinvestigatecl sz2414yez...yetrt.. 1prs are brought to justice. This Is in this spirit that I oal.1 upon closer entrliMitiakiperation tion ro' Government with my triand4fe:
em also deeply concerned at gnawing indications according to whirl, in addition to axtrajudieial committed by thio coalidan forces through disproportionate use of force, there are
•• .a number of.A.Aths in custody_ whiat hai,c occurred as_a.result-otcleg!dina anti MI.110 4!"44 frirrn9 of
telt-arc. Vidous corroborating reports aubitantiate the allegation that +such forms of Ill-treatment;
101110tifTICS resulting iu deaths• were carried out precisely with the objective to humiliate and degrade
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H.E. Mr. Kevin IS. MOLEY
Arribn...ador
Permanent Representative of the United States of America
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER
DATE/CASE ID: 10 DEC 2004 200303827
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In order to submit a credible .royOrt to the Commission on Huron rights, I aim hereby.
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requesting :thst your Cloverartient sand me-arre.wdraffSEve bat of all cases Oirst_s)eeteiliFriii-eufttoily _____Iand ligtittididlir e/CiellhOM:_peLpeiTatCeNJEITC.by.matio-bWOf ate_ erkilitibt-i-foie—efiVrTnTrEvi Tie—.,
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Finally, I have also received reports aceryniing to which certain security personool have been contracted from private firma to interrogate andpard prisoners. in case theso alleptIona were iiibscve--any subitirfaccriValfiriiiprecreiea zonae .4.%-i-tcr-thatiriptecia-tr-rolf-iiiid Ititibtldimithe .i.
reifirl­:traiiiinehey tittqfe-e-n subjected tii:in particular wi-Fie-Taidio tha trotructione on the nee of force-and their respective seAowatnbiliry. .---- -- ----- -
Please' accept, Expelloncy. the assurances rimy highest Gonariclaration.
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.• Astra Inhengir
Special Rapport= of 'Or:Commission on Human Rights on Extrailidicial. summary
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