DOS Cable re: Guidance and Talking Points to Foreign Governments Concerning Their Citizens Detained at Guantanamo Bay, January 30, 2002

State Department cable to deliver a letter from Sec. of State Powell to Hubert Vedribe concerning Guantanamo detainees. The letter states "Dear Hubert: My government fully shares the view expressed in your letter of January 15 regarding the conditions for holding persons at Guantanamo Bay. Please rest assured that they are beingtreated humanely, consistent with the principles of the Third Geneva Convention of 1949 and are not subject to physical or mental abuse. All detainees are provided three meals a day that meet Muslim dietary laws, if desired; medical care; clothing; shelter; showers; and an opportunity to worship. Sincerely, Colin L. Powell"

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Wednesday, January 30, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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David Kaye 01/30/2002 01:33:57 PM From 08/1nbox: David Kaye
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CONFIDENTIAL
TELEGRAM . January 30,2002

RELEASED IN PART
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AMEMBASSY PARIS - IMMEDIATE.

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SECSTATE WASHDC (STATE 17761 - IMMEDIATE)
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Subject: RESPONSE TO FORMIN VEDRINE LETTER
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response letter below, which assures that the detainees a
receiving humane treatment consistent with international
and continued cooperation on these issues. No signed
original will follow.

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Dear Hubert:
My government fully shares the view expressed in your letter
of January 15 regarding the conditions for holding persons
at Guantanamo Bay. Please rest assured that they are being
treated humanely, consistent with the principles of the
Third Geneva Convention of 1949 and are not subject to
physical or mental abuse. All detainees are provided three
meals a day that meet Muslim dietary laws, if desired;
medical care; clothing; shelter; showers; and an opportunity
to worship.
To date, there have been no decisions made regarding
criminal cases against any detainee at Guantanamo or
regarding the forum for any prosecution.)

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Hook forward to continuing to work together to combat the
threat to civilization posed by international terrorism.

Sincerely,

Colin L. Powell

End message text.

POWELL

Additional Addressees:
None

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SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO FORMIN VEDRINE LETTER

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David Kaye 01/30/2002 01:33:57 PM From DB/Inbox: David Kaye

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