Letter from John Walker Lindh's attorney, James J. Brosnahan, to: Colin L. Powell, John Ashcroft, Donald H. Rumsfeld, George J. Tenet, and Robert M. McNamara, Jr. re: Making arrangements to meet with John Walker Lindh

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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Letter
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Monday, December 3, 2001
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Monday, November 22, 2004
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Colin L. Powell
Secretary of State

U.S. Department of State
Washlngton, D.C. 20520

John Ashcroft
United States Attorney General

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530·0001

Donald H. Rumsfeld
Sec:retary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washlngton, DC 20301-1000

George J. Tenet
Office of the Director ;
Central Intelligence Agency
Washington, DC 20505

Robert M. McNamara, Jr.
Office ofGerieral Counsel
Central Intelligence Agency
Washlngton, D.C. 20505

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:J. '. I am an attorney in San Francisco, California with the ftrm of Morrison & Foerster. '1 have been retained, by his parents, to represent John Walker Lindh. By news rePorts. ~. Lindh is presently in United States custody somewhere in
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James 1. Brosnahan December 3, 2001 Page Two

Afghanistan. Because he is wOWlded and bas hec:n through emotional tunnoil, his parents are most anxious to meet with him. As his lawyer, I am most anxious to meet with him and request that you have an appropriate government official contact me as soon as possible to make suitable arrangements.
Because he is wounded and, based upon press reports, went for three days without food, I would ask that any further interrogation be stopped. Especially if there is any intent to use it in any subsequent legal proceedings.
John Walker Lindh is a citizen of the United States, having been born and raised in this country, I would look forward to speaking with you about his background, which includes a conversion to Islam at the age of sixteen. At the present time, lohn Walker Lindh is oruy twenty years old.
I appreciate your cooperation.

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5891
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