DOS Cable re: Attorney's Letter on French Citizens Detained in Guantanamo

This cable sent from the Paris Mission sent to State Department Headquarters with the following synopsis: “On March 19, 2002, post received a letter addressed to the Ambassador from the attorneys of the families of detainees who are allegedly in detention at Guantanamo Bay. In the letter, the attorneys request: (a) access to the detainees; (b) details regarding the incarceration and condition of these individuals, and (c) a meeting with the Ambassador to discuss the cases. And stattes “Post does not intend to respond further or meet with the families or their attorneys pending instructions from Washington. Finally, the Mission asks Washington to “Please provide guidance on next steps. Is there a DOD point of contact for families/attorneys in these cases? Additionally, post requests press guidance for use in responding to inquiries from local media.” The translated text of letter redacted.

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Cable
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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Cable Text:
UNCLASSIFIED
TELEGRAM March 26, 2002

To:

SECSTATE WASHDC - ROUTINE

Action:

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From:

AMEMEASSY PARIS (PARIS 1988 - ROUTINE)

TAGS:C

CJAN, PREL, FR

Captions: None

Subject: ATTORNEY'S LETTER ON FRENCH CITIZENS DETAINED IN
GUANTANAMO

Ref:

None

1) Action request - see para 5.

2) On March 19, 2002, post received a letter addressed

to the Ambassador from the attorneys of the families

ofi 1who are

alledgedly in detention at Guantanamo Bay. In the

letter, the attorneys request:

(a)
access to the detainees;

(b)
details regarding the incarceration and
condition of these individuals, and

(c)
a meeting with the Ambassador to discuss the
cases. An informal translation of the letter
follows at para 5.

3) Post called the attorneys for the families on March
22 to confirm receipt of the letter and to advise
them that we have forwarded the letter to Washington

for instructions. We also advised them that no
representative from the Embassy would be available to
meet with them at this time.

4) Post does not intend to respond further or meet with
the families or their attorneys pending instructions
from Washington. One of the attorneys handling the
case, (has a high media profile and
has taken on other politically sensitive Casts

5) Action request: Please provide guidance on next
steps. Is there a DOD point of contact for
families/attorneys in these cases? Additionally, post
requests press guidance for use in responding to
inquiries from local media.

6) Informal translation of the text of the letter
follows:

RELEASED IN PART B6, B7(A), B7(C)

B6, B7(A), B7(C)
B6
B6, B7(A), B7(C)

UNCLASSIFIED

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

DOS-001434
REVIEW AUTHORITY: ARCHIE M BOLSTERU
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. DATE/CASE ID: 12 NOV 2004 200303827
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(Complimentary closing).
End informal translation.
WOLFF
Additional Addressees:

cc:
EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

Distribution:

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FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4108

.DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHDC INFO EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE NSC WASHINGTON DC SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS PARIS 001988

STATE FOR L/LEI; LEGAL ADVISOR TAFT

JUSTICE FOR OIA, S/WCI, DOJ/CRM (Bruce Swartz),

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NSC/Legal (Bellinger), DOD/OGC (Davidson), DOD/OSD/SOLIC (Hollis)
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TAGS: CJAN, ?REL. FR

SUBJECT: ATTORNEY'S LETTER ON FRENCH CITIZENS DETAINED IN GuANTANAMO
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