DOS Cable re: Guidance and Talking Points to Foreign Governments Concerning Their Citizens Detained at Guantanamo Bay, January 11, 2002

State Department notification to foreign governments of pending transfer of detainees to Guantanamo of their citizens. The cable gives the talking points that the transfer is to ensure safety and security of coalition forces and the detainees. That the detainees will be treated humanely, and that the government will be contacted as soon as possible that their citizens can receive consular visits

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Cable
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Friday, January 11, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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CONFIDENTI L A
LF s(c..
UNCLASSIFIED
Evan T Bloom 01/14/2002 10:47:05 AM FnxrDBAnbox: Evan T Bloom
Cable Text:
CONFIDENTIAL
TELEGRAM January Il, 2002

To:.

AMEMBASSY LONDON - IMMEDIATE

Origin: L.

RELEASED IN PART
From:.

SECSTATE WASHDC (STATE 6135 - IMMEDIATE)

B 1, 1.4(D)
TAGS:.

PIER, PREL, KAWC

Captions: None

Subject: TRANSFER OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN TO GUANTANAMO BAY

Ref:.

None

CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR PIERRE-RICHARD PROSPER FOR

REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D)

I. (U) THIS IS AN ACTION MESSAGE.

2.
(C) ACTION ADDRESSEES ARE IN COUNTRIES WHOSE
NATIONALS ARE OR ARE LIKELY TO BE AMONG PERSONS DETAINED
BY THE USG IN AFGHANISTAN AS PART OF OPERATION ENDURING
FREEDOM. BASED ON APPLICABLE DOD GUIDANCE APPROVED ON
JANUARY 7, DETAINEES UNDER US CONTROL MAY SHORTLY BE
TRANSFERRED TO GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION DETENTION
FACILITIES. POSTS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT APPROPRIATE
OFFICIALS IN HOST COUNTRIES TO INDICATE THAT WE HAVE
CONTROL OF ONE OR MORE NATIONALS OF THEIR COUNTRIES AND TO
INFORM THEM THAT THESE DETAINEES MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO
GUANTANAMO, USING POINTS IN PARAGRAPH 4, BELOW.

3.
(C) HOST COUNTRIES WILL LIKELY HAVE QUESTIONS
CONCERNING THE DETAINEES, ACCESS AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES.
AT THIS POINT, THE USG IS FOCUSED ON THE COMPLEX WORK OF

MOVING DANGEROUS INDIVIDUALS TO GUANTANAMO. IT WILL TAKE

SOME TIME TO ASSEMBLE RELEVANT INFORMATION TO RESPOND TO

ANY QUESTIONS, AND SOME PATIENCE FROM HOST COUNTRIES WILL

BE NEEDED. FY:: LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING (JAN. 9),

DEPARTMENT NOTIFIED A NUMBER OF WASHINGTON EMBASSIES

CONCERNING POSSIBLE TRANSFERS TO GTMO, PER GUIDANCE BELOW.

4. (U) TALKING POINTS:

-THE UNITED STATES HAS TAKEN CONTROL IN AFGHANISTAN OF A
NUMBER OF AL QAEDA TERRORISTS AND OTHER PERSONS WHO POSE A
THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND
SECURITY. AMONG THOSE UNDER US CONTROL ARE POSSIBLY ONE
OR MORE PERSONS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF YOUR COUNTRY.

-WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF ATTEMPTING TO CONFIRM THE
IDENTITIES OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR NATIONALITIES.

-FOR OPERATIONAL AND SECURITY REASONS, WE MAY BE MOVING
DETAINEES, INCLUDING POSSIBLE NATIONALS OF YOUR
COUNTRY, TO THE UNITED STATES NAVAL BASE, GUANTANAMO BAY,
CUBA.

-WE WILL NOTIFY YOU IF ONE OF YOUR NATIONALS HAS BEEN
TRANSFERRED.

CONFIDENTIAL
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: HARRY R MELONE UNCLASSIFIED DOS-000738
DATE/CASE ID: 23 NOV 2004 200303827
-ALL DETAINEES IN THE CUSTODY OF THE UNITED STATES WILL
BE TREATED HUMANELY.

IF PRESSED:
-- WE WILL DISCUSS WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE THE QUESTIONS OF
ACCESS TO THE DETAINEES ONCE THE ISSUE HAS BEEN STUDIED
FURTHER AND PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN DETERMINED.

END TALKING POINTS.
l ONLY: PRESENT THERE ARE NO PLANS TO TRANSIT'I
S. (C) FOREIAT
___INATIONALS THROUGH
III
6. (U) PLEASE SLUG RESPONSES FOR S/WCI AND L. POWELL
Additional Addressees:

Distribution:

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UNCLASSIFIED DOS-000739
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KODAKB.011044
DRAFTED BY: L:EVAN BLOOM:ETB -- 01/10/02 647-1694 DOC 99481
APPROVED BY: SiWCI:PIERRE-RICHARD PROSPER
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SA:DCAMP S/CT:TMAERTENS P:SBRYANT
EUR:DCAGAN NEA:JLAROCCO WHA:WRBROWNFIELD
DOD/GC:CALLEN PM:GSUCHAN CA/P:CHOWARD EAP/ANP:DFETTER
NSC:BBASHIS/ES: WYBAIRDI

S/ES-O: DYOUNG

I5624DD 110226Z /38
O 110220Z JAN 02
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY LONDON IMMEDIATE

CONFIDENTIALSTATE 006135

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/09/12
TAGS: PTER, PREL, KAWC
SUBJECT: TRANSFER OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN TO
GUANTANAMO BAY

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CONFIDENTIAL
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DOS-000740
UNCLASSIFIED

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