Oct. 24, 2004

Memo Lets CIA Take Detainees Out of Iraq (washingtonpost.com)

Memo Lets CIA Take Detainees Out of Iraq (washingtonpost.com): "Memo Lets CIA Take Detainees Out of Iraq Practice Is Called Serious Breach of Geneva Conventions By Dana Priest Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, October 24, 2004; Page A01 At the request of the CIA, the Justice Department drafted a confidential memo that authorizes the agency to transfer detainees out of Iraq for interrogation -- a practice that international legal specialists say contravenes the Geneva Conventions. One intelligence official familiar with the operation said the CIA has used the March draft memo as legal support for secretly transporting as many as a dozen detainees out of Iraq in the last six months. The agency has concealed the detainees from the International Committee of the Red Cross and other authorities, the official said." continued......

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