After September 11, 2001, U.S. officials authorized the cruel treatment and torture of prisoners held in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo, and the CIA's secret prisons overseas.

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Emails between State Department officials re: International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) request to visit Guantanamo.
Jan. 12, 2005
John A. Buche
Joshua L. Dorosin
John Allen Buche, Joshua L. Dorosin
Email from Cara Abercrombie requesting clearance for an issue paper on detainees. No attachment included.
Email asks for a response to request for guidance regarding Department response to International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) report. Contents completely redacted.
State Department fax to Joshua L. Dorosin, JoAnn Dolan and Ed Cummings forwarding letters from International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) President Jakob Kellenberger to Sec. of State Powell, Condoleeza Rice and Douglas Feith thanking them ...
Dec. 30, 2004
Carrie Santos
Joshua L. Dorosin | JoAnn J. Dolan | Ed Cummings
Colin L. Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Douglas J. Feith, JoAnn J. Dolan
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 ...
Email refers to a news article, which discusses the U.S. Military's CID investigation into allegations of murder and torture of an 18-year-old Afghan Army recruit who was detained by the U.S. The article also discusses the torture of seven Afghan ...
Dec. 30, 2004
Todd F. Buchwald
Joshua L. Dorosin | Ed Cummings
Todd F. Buchwald, Frank E. Schmelzer , Joshua L. Dorosin, Edward R. Cummings
Email discusses a recent speech by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Mr. Solomon states that the Ambassador would like to respond to the speech. The Ambassador is particularly ...
Email is in response to a previous message from Steven Solomon, which discusses a recent speech by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The reply is redacted.