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Email from Robert K. Harris to JoAnn J. Dolan, Edward R. Cummings, Joshua L. Dorosin and others re: Human Rights Watch report on detainee abuse by U.S. forces in Afghanistan

Mar. 8, 2003 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 3827
Email refers to a Human Rights Watch report on abuse by U.S. forces at detention facilities in Afghanistan. The report alleges that U.S. forces operating in Afghanistan have arbitrarily detained civilians, used excessive force and mistreated detainees; the report notes that the U.S. administered system of arrest and detention is outside of the rule of law. The report states: 'Civilians are being held in a legal black hole - with no tribunals, no legal counsel, no family visits and no basic legal protections.'