Letters from Amnesty International to George W. Bush, and Colin L. Powell re: US mistreatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in Afghanistan

Letters sent from various individuals at Amnesty International to George W. Bush and Colin L. Powell requesting proper treatment of detainees at Guantanamo and in Afghanistan. The main theme of the letters is the US' violation of international human rights laws.

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Monday, June 17, 2002
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Monday, November 22, 2004
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Georges Bush President of United States of America The White House, office of the President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue WhashIngton DC 20500 Etats-Unis
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Dear Mr President
I am writing to you about Amnesty International's Memorandum to the US Government on the rights of detainees In US custody In Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
I condenin the atrocities of 11 September and bellert that any one responsible must be brought to Justice.
Howerver this search of Justice must be conducted In strict compliance with Irdernattnal human rights I an and International humardtalan I am.
I urge you to ensvre that detainees held In US Custody In Afghanistan and Guantanamo Say are held according to US oblIgatlone, including in particular :

that an detainees are Immediately granted acces to legal counsel,


that an detainees are able to challenge the lawfulness of their detention In a cant of taw,


that no detainee be brought for trial before a rnintary coavolision, as proposed In this Mlltary, Order of 13 november 2001, on the grounds that such trial threatens fundamental standards of Justice,


that the death penalty is not sought against any of the people taken Into custody h outside the USA, Including those currently held In Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay,


that no detainee is sent to a country where he may be at risk of scrims lunean rights abuses.

Yours sincerely,
FRANCIS DEMOY
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 30 SEP 2004 200303827
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Emmanuelle DELORME le 18/05/2002
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To Mr Georges BUSH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Qbjet : Rights of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay
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Dear Mr President,

I am writing in relation to Amnesty International's Memorandum to the US Government on
the rights of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay (AMR
51/053/2002).

I condemn the atrocities of 11 September and believe that anyone responsible must be brought
to justice.
However this search of justice must be conducted in strict compliance with international
humanitarian law.

I urge you to ensure that detainees held in US custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay
are held according to US obligations under international human rights law and standards,
including in particular .
That all detainees are immediatty granted access to legal counsel,
That all detainees are able to challenge the lawfulness of their detention in a court of law,
That no detainee be brought for trial before a military commission, as proposed in the Military
Order of 13 November 2001, on the grounds that such trial threatens fundamental standards of
justice,
That the death penalty is not sought against any of the people taken into custody in or outside
the USA, including those currently held in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay,
That no detainee is sent to a country where he may be at risk of serious human rights abuses.

E. DELORME
I 'NITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW ALTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 30 SEP 2004 200303827
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Emmanuelle DELORME le 18/052002
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A Son Excellence Monsieur Colin Powell Secretaire d'Etat ETATS UNIS
Objet Droits des personnes detenues en Afghanistan
et dans la base de Guantanamo par les Etats Unis

Monsieur le Secretaire d'Etat,
Je vous prie de trouver ci joint la copie des lettres adressees au President Georges Bush et au secretaire d'Etat a la Defense Donald Rumsfled, cone rant les droits des personnes detenues en Afghanistan et dans la base de Guantanamo par les Etats Unis.
le vous prie d'agrier, Monsieur le Secritaire d'Etat, ('expression de mes sentiments respectueux.
E. DELORME
PJ : copie des 'cares ociresstes a Georges Bush et Donald Rurnsfeld
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 24 SEP 2004 200303827
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The Honorable Colin Powell Secretary of State 2201 C Street NW Washington DC 200520
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Dear Secretary of State,
Please find enclosed a copy of a letter which I sent to President Georges Bush and to the Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld concerning Amnesty International's concerns regarding post September 11 detentions in US custody in Afghanistan and
Guantgnamo Bay.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELLER
DATE/CASE ID: 24 SEP 2004 200303827
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Georges BUSH, President The White House Office of the President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500 ETATS-UN1S
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Dear Mr President,
1 am writing in relation to Amnesty International's Memorandum to the US Government on the rights of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay (reference: AMR 51/053/2002)
1 condemn the atrocities of 11 September and believe that anyone responsible must be brought to justice.
However this search of justice must be conducted in strict compliance with international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
1 urge you to ensure that detainees held in US custody in Afghanistan and Guant ianamo Bay are held according to US obligations under international human rights law and standards, including in particular :
that all detainees are immediately granted access to legal counsel,
that all detainees are able to challenge the lawfulness of their detention in a court of
law,
that no detainee be brought for trial before a military commission, as proposed in the
Military Order of 13 November 2001, on the grounds that such trial threatens
fundamental standards of justice,
that the death penalty is not sought against any of the people taken into custody in or
outside the USA, including those currently held in Afghanistan an Guantdnamo Bay,
that no detainee is sent to a country where he may be at risk of serious human rights
abuses.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE Yours since REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 30 SEP 2004 200303827
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President George W Bush,
The White House, Office of the President
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

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Dear Mr President, I'm a member of Amnesty International, a worldwide voluntary organization which seeks to promote the observance of intentional human rights standards.
I want to express concern about reports that detainees at Bagram are being subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and i urge You to carry out a full, independent investigation into the allegations.
I urge You to ensure that all prisoners at Bagram have access to representatives from the ICRC.
I want to express concern about the high number of suicide attempts among detainees in the Camp Delta detention facility at Guantinamc Bay, Cuba and I urge You to cant' out a full, independent investigation.
I want to express concern about the transfer of Bisher Al-Rawi and Iami1 Al-Banns from Gambia to Bagram in January this year without being granted access to legal counsel, family members or the courts and despite the fact that a habeas corpus petition was pending in the courts, I ask for clarification as to the reasons for their transfer.
I urge You to carry out a full investigation into the alleged intimidation of Bisher Al- Rawl and Jamil Al-Banns by US agents during interrogation at Banjul. Your sincerely,
Andrea Ferraro
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 30 SEP 2004 200303827
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George W. Bush President The White House Office of the President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500 RELEASED IN PART
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0 July 2003 Dear Mr President,
I would like to express my deep concern about the 'Military Order on the Detention, Treatment, end Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War against Terrorism', signed on is November 2001. It violates a lot of international standards and therefore I ask for this military order to be lifted. •
Moreover I would like to express my concern that this military order shalt come Into action in the case of six persons, among them Perm All Abbaei, a Britian citizen. Moazzam $oaq, a British and Pakistani citizen, and Pavld HIcke,• an Austrialian citizen.
I ask that the trials against the prisoners do not take place In front of military
comissions because these will not correspond to international standards for a
fair trial.

• Furthermore I ask for the six prisoners to be released unless they are accused without delay of a recognizable criminal offence and are put on trial according to
international standards for a fair trial.
I would be very pleased to be Informed about your measures taken in this case.
Yours sincerely,
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Tabea Hauck

Guise to: - The Honorable Colin Powell, Office of the Secretary of State, N. W. Washington O.C.
-His Excellency Daniel Coate, Embassy of the United States of America, Berlin, Germany
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHNIELZER DATE/CASE ID: 30 SEP 2004 200303827
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The Honorable Colin Powell Office at the Sebretery of State 2201 C Street
N. W. Washington DC 20520 USA
20 July 2003 Dear Secretary of State,
Herewith I send you a copy of the letfer•twrote• .
to George W. Bush, President of the United States of America,
to Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy. Secretary Of Defence, 1• •
to the Rt Hon Jack Straw. Secretary of State for Foreign and CommonwealthAffairs

in Great Britain and
to the Hon. John Howard, Prime Minister in Australia.

Yours sincerely,
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Tabea Hauck
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER DATE/CASE ID: 24 SEP 2004 200303827
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