DOS Cable re: French Judge Dismisses Guantanamo Detainee's Case

State Department cable from the Paris Embassy re: French judge dismisses Guantanamo detainees’ case. On October 31, a French judge dismissed the case brought by the families of two French nationals being held at Guantanamo base. The families were seeking to force the GOF to designate the two detainees as prisoners of war. Today's decision follows the hearing on October 18 (reported reftel). According to AFP, the judge, Jean-Pierre Marcus, said that the government's position that the case had no standing in French courts was "solid" and lead to his decision to reject the case.

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Cable
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Thursday, October 31, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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• UNCLASSIFIED

CHB

NotesTele RELEASED IN FULL
UNCLASSIFIED
TELEGRAM October 31, 2002

SECSTATE WASHDC - IMMEDIATE

To:

Action:

OCS

AMEMBASSY PARIS (PARIS 7917 - IMMEDIATE)

From:

CJAN, PHUM, FR

TAGS:

Captions: None

Subject: FRENCH JUDGE DISMISSES GTMO DETAINEES' CASE

Ref:

PARIS 7570

On October 31, a French judge dismissed the case brought by
the families of two French nationals being held at Guantanamo
base. The families were seeking to force the GOF to
designate the two detainees as prisoners of war. Today's
decision follows the hearing on October 18 (reported reftel).

According to AFP, the judge, Jean-Pierre Marcus, said that
the government's position that the case had no standing in
French courts was "solid" and lead to his decision to reject
the case.
LEACH

Additional Addressees:
None

cc:
EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
AMCONSUL MARSEILLE
AMCONSUL STRASBOURG

Distribution:

TED6224
ACTION OCS-03

INFO LOG-00 EUR-00

AMAD-00 CA-01 UTED-00 TEDE-00 L-00
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PRM-00 NFAT-00 SAS-00

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: CHARLES I. DARIS
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DATE/CASE ID: 13 DEC 2004 200303827
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O 312029Z OCT 02
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TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1821
INFO EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

AMCONSUL MARSEILLE PRIORITY

AMCONSUL STRASBOURG PRIORITY
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS PARIS 007917

DOJ FOR BRUCE SWARTZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CJAN, PHUM, FR
SUBJECT: FRENCH JUDGE DISMISSES GTMO DETAINEES' CASE

REF: PARIS 7570

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UNCLASSIFIED
DOS-001081

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