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Letter from Alexander Karagiannis, DOS to Helen Clark, Member of Parliament, UK House of Commons re: Thank You for Your Letter of 7 August 2003

Nov. 10, 2004 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 3667
This is a letter from U.S. representative in the UK as the Director of United Kingdom, Benelux, and Ireland Affairs to Ms. Helen Clark, MP, UK House of Commons thanking her for her recent letter and concerns over the detainment and treatment of persons held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Karagiannis assures Ms. Clark that the treatment the detainees are receiving is in accordance with Geneva Conventions and they “will be treated consistent with American values and the principles of the international law of armed conflict. He also provides a Fact Sheet with the number of detainees in custody (618), the number released (115), and detailing the U.S.’s authority to detain suspeceted terrorists as well as their status, treatment and transfer.