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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Gene Dewey, State Department Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration forwarded this news article about an Army reservist loved by Iraqi detainees for her kindness to Richard Boucher as an example of "Good News" about ...
Dec. 30, 2004
Other
Arthur E. Dewey
Richard A. Boucher
Arthur E. Dewey , Richard A. Boucher
These are Five (5) State Department cables to Kabul and Geneva with "Subject: Response to International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC)". There is no other discernible information or context.
Dec. 30, 2004
Cable
Richard A. Boucher
DOS Cable-Action request for Kabul Embassy from Colin L. Powell requesting that the government provide access to the ICRC to visit all detainees under usual ICRC conditions.
DOS Cable, the subject reads: Ambassador Prosper discusses detainee issues with ICRC president Kellenberger. [There is no other discernible information].
Nov. 23, 2004
Cable
Pierre-Richard Prosper, Richard A. Boucher, Mitchell B. Reiss, Frank E. Schmelzer
DOS Press Release asking if the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has access to detainees in Iraq, including detainees at Abu Ghraib, the answer is yes. The ICRC has also expressed its concerns with detainee abuse and made ...
Nov. 23, 2004
Non-legal Memo
Richard A. Boucher, Frank E. Schmelzer , P. Michael McKinley, Jonathan S. Carpenter

This State Department cable provides talking points for U.S. mission & Embassy officials to inform foreign governments about the transfer of their citizens/nationals to Guantanamo after they were picked up on the battlefield of ...

Nov. 23, 2004
Cable
Colin L. Powell
Colin L. Powell, Pierre-Richard Prosper, Richard A. Boucher
This State Department Cable is entitled "Subject: Ambassador Prosper Discusses Detainee Issues with International Committee for the Red Cross President Kellenberger". There is no other discernible information or context.
Nov. 23, 2004
Cable
Richard A. Boucher
Richard A. Boucher