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June 15, 2004 3:00 AM

Report excerpts from State, Justice departments

Below are excerpts from the State Departments Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released Feb. 25, about practices the U.S. criticized in specific countries. The report is required by two laws, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. The report may be found at After those examples are excerpts from a memo written by Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee to the White House in August 2002.

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