Harriet Mills

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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Due May 9, 2016
Est. Completion Oct. 19, 2016
Awaiting Response


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Harriet Cornelia Mills (April 02 1920- March 05, 2016), who was a Fulbright scholar from New York who was imprisoned as an American spy in Communist China for more than four years and was widely believed to have been a victim of brainwashing. Proof of death is not required, as her death has been widely and extensively reported. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/world/harriet-mills-scholar-held-in-brainwashing-prison-in-china-dies-at-95.html

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

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From: Michael Best

Per FOIA case law, proof of death is not required as the death has been widely reported. Do your best to search for the files as is.

From: Michael Best

I am interested in 201 personality files and documents relating to her brainwashing at the hands of the Chinese. Per FOIA case law, proof of death is not required as the death has been widely reported.