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DOS Cable re: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to Consider a Draft Resolution on Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

June 2, 2003 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 4329
State Department cable concerning the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe considering a Resolution calling the U.S. to task for holding persons in custody in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay without the formal procedures normally afforded under the Geneva Conventions. The Resolution contends the Guantanamo detainees are prisoners of war and should be allowed trial. The resolution further requests that detention facilities conform to recognized international legal standards and that the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) be given access to the sites.