Letter from Theo van Boven to Ambassador Kevin E. Moley re: Request for Reply to Previous Correspondence

Letter to the U.S. Mission from Theo van Boven, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on torture, requesting that the U.S. respond to previous correspondence concerning allegations of mistreatment of detainees in U.S. custody.

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Letter
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Wednesday, October 8, 2003
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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8 October 2003
Excellency,
I have the honour to write to you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on torture and in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 2003/32, adopted at its 59 th session. In this resolution, the Commission kte_r
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"31. Calls upon all Governments to cooperate with and assist the Special Rapportcur in the performance of his task, to supply all necessary information requested by him ...;
32. Urges those Governments that have not yet responded to communications transmitted to them by the Special Rapporteur to answer without further delay;"
A copy of allegations sent previously is attached for your convenience. In the light of the above resolution, I would like to kindly request your Government to provide information on the allegations previously sent to you and again attached herewith. I would be grateful if the reply of your Government were to be received at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by 17 November 2003, in order to be able to include all relevant information in my report to the next session of the Commission on Human Rights:
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
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Theo van Hoven Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on torture
H.E. Mr. Kevin E. Moley
Ambassador
Permanent Representative ofthe

United States of America to the United
Nations Office at Geneva
Route de Pregny 11
1292 Charnbesy

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DOS-000492
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER
DATE/CASE ID: 10 DEC 2004 200303827 UNCLASSIFIED

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