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Human Rights Watch writes to President Bush about allegations of renditions and torture reported in the Washington Post (see March 11, 2002), asking that the allegations be investigated immediately. (Chandrasekaran and Finn 3/11/2002, pp. A01; Human Rights Watch 5/7/2004) No known investigation takes place.

Human Rights Watch writes to President Bush about the allegations of torture reported in the Washington Post (see December 26, 2002), asking that the allegations be investigated immediately. (Human Rights Watch 12/26/2002; BBC 12/26/2002; CBC News 12/27/2002; Cooperman 12/28/2002; Human Rights Watch 5/7/2004) White House spokesman Scott McClellan denies that US interrogation practices violate international law and indicates no interest on the part of the administration to investigate the allegations. “We are not aware we have received the letter.… [W]e believe we are in full compliance with domestic and international law, including domestic and international law dealing with torture.” He adds that combatants detained by the US are always treated “humanely, in a manner consistent with the third Geneva Convention.” (Cooperman 12/28/2002)

Human Rights Watch sends a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressing concern about the treatment of detainees in Iraq. The organization asks that the administration make information on the detainees publicly available. (Human Rights Watch 5/7/2004)

Human Rights Watch says trials being held in Guantanamo before military commissions are “fundamentally flawed” and “fall far short of international due process standards.” (Human Rights Watch 1/9/2004)


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