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ID:

350

Date:

2008-11-18

Headline:

Documents Reveal U.S. Knowingly Transfers Detainees To Countries That Torture

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ACLU Press Release

City:

New York, NY

Summary:

A FOIA request from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Columbia Law School's Human Rights Clinic elicited documents revealing "diplomatic assurances," secret promises from other countries that they would not torture detainees sent from the U.S. Three foreign nationals (from India, Mexico, and Romania) were extradited based on such assurances. The Convention Against Torture, which the U.S. ratified, prohibits the transfer of detainees to other states where "substantial grounds" exist to believe torture might ensue. The U.S. has also admitted it relies on these for all transfers from its prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Keywords:

ACLU, detainees, torture, diplomatic assurances, extradition,

URL:

http://www.aclu.org/safefree/torture/37805prs20081118.html


Agencies:

CIA
DHS
DOD
DOJ
STATE

States:

NY

Categories:

civil rights
detainees, Guantanamo
detainees, prison
intelligence
national security
terrorism


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