DOS Cable re: Guantanamo Detainee Operations

Message concerning seriously mentally ill Guantanamo detainee stating; US authorities are of the view that he must be repatriated for long term care; in a meeting last week DOD Office of General Counsel advised of the urgency of finding a place for the detainee; [redacted] however is reluctant to arrange such placement.

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Cable
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Monday, April 15, 2002
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Monday, November 22, 2004
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SOURCE: CBLEXCLS.001768
DRAFTED BY: L/PM:DAKAYE 04/15/2002 202-647-5613
APPROVED BY: 10/SHA:HPERLOW
LINP:ECUMMINGS
S/VVC1:BBLASCHKE
PRM/MLA:NMISCIONE
DOD/GC:EDAVIDSON
JCS/LC:CBROOKS
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TO I I Bl
INFO NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2166
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JOINT STAFF WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9826
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATEUNCLAS STATE 071610

CLASSIFIED BY DEPT. OF STATE, L. R. LOHMAN, DAS, A/RPS REVIEW AUTHORITY: WILLIAM E LANDFAIR

E.O. 12958: N
TAGS: PREL, B1 CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL REASON: 1.4(D)

DECLASSIFY AFTER: 15 APR 2022 DATE/CASE ID: 14 OCT 2004 200303827

SUBJECT: GTMO DETAINEE: URGENT DEMARCHE REQUEST
1. Background: Among the detainees from the conflict in Afghanistan being held by U.S. military authorities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO), is I I B6. who suffers from a serious mental illness. U.S. authorities and I re strongly of the view — B1 shared by USG and that( ( B6 must be repatriated to I yor long-term care immediately. In a meeting with
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past week, DoD Office of General Counsel advised
of the urgency (A finding a place for the detainee in with which expressed agreement. is re tir o;i
rrange such placement B1 It is clear that the senior • -levels of the ust be engaged on this issue in order to
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ensure that 'arranges a facility fort Bl, B6 that he can be repatriated to 'not later than the end of this month.
2. Action request: Department requests that' icontact kat his earliest opportunity
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Tuesday. April 16, in order to convey the following points:
-- You may be aware of an extremely serious case of mental illness suffered by one of the detainees from the conflict in Afghanistan who is now in U.S. control at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
-- Continued detention by U.S. military authorities is untenable. Most importantly, it is the view of U.S. authorities and in Guantanamo that, for his B1 own sake, the Ltainee must be repatriated to I pn an immediate basis.
-We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with
Iwe have been B1 particularly gratified by their commitment to arranging an acceptable place for the detainee int_ Imost
recently expressed byL in his meeting with
Pentagon officials last week.
-- We understand, however, tha has not yet BI

arranged such a placement forte e ainee.
-We need your assistance in ensuring that such a placement is in fact arranged expeditiously so that the detainee can be transferred - as we intend to do - by the end of this month.
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matter is crucial on 'inanitarian g rounds. It is the considered opinion of radical experts that the detainee needs long-term care in his home country.
assistance on this ma
'arrangement of such a placement would be in keeping
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