DOS Cable re: Guidance to Foreign Governments to Gain Access to Their Citizens Who are Detained at Guantanamo

This State Department cable provides talking points concerning informing foreign governments about the transfer of their citizens/nationals to Guantanamo after they were picked-up on the battle field of Afghanistan, and policy guidance for foreign governments to visit and access the detainees at Guantanamo that are their citizens. The cable instructs the Missions/Embassies to inform foreign governments that: the foreign government's access to these detainees is limited to intelligence and/or law enforcement purposes; The United States will video tape and sound record the interviews between representatives of your government and the detainee(s); The U.S. Department of Defense must be provided a copy of your government's final report on the visit; and Your Government will be required to reimburse the Department of Defense for all costs associated with the visit: incurred by the US Government, including the costs of transportation, lodging, and meals.”

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/04/0.7
TAGS: PTER, KAWC, PHUM, PINR
SUBJECT: CONDITIONS FOR ACCESS TO DETAINEES AT GUANTANAMO
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REF: STATE 20095

N CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR PIERRE-RICHARD PROSPER FOR REASONN 1.5(B) & (D)
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conditions governing such access. The letter in paragraph conveys USG consent to foreign government access while
ensuring that the host nation is clear regarding its
responsibility to the USG and is prepared to cooperate ful
with our law enforcement and intelligence collection
efforts. Please deliver the response letter below. No
signed original will follow.

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who are being detained by the United States at U. S. Naval
Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in connection with Operation

Enduring Freedom.

Your Government's access to these detainees is limited to
intelligence and/or law enforcement purposes. Based on
pending visits by other governments, and operational
requirements, your officials are tentatively scheduled to
have access from April 22 to April 26.

To protect the interests and ensure the safety of all
concerned, the following conditions will apply to the visit
to Guantanamo Bay:

1. The United States will video tape and sound record
the interviews between representatives of your government
and the detainee(s) named above. Your government
representatives may photograph, video tape, or make sound
recordings during interviews only with prior approval of the

U.S. Department of Defense.

2. The U.S. Department of Defense must be provided a copy of your government's final report-on the visit, in addition to copies of all tapes, transcripts, records of conversations, and other information gathered by your representatives at Guantanamo Bay. Such information shouldbe delivered to as soon as practicable following tne visit to Guantanamo Bay. Before arrival in Guantanamo Bay, please provide I-1
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who will have responsibility for providing this
information.

3. U.S. Department of Defense security or law
enforcement personnel will be present at all times during
detainee interviews and the senior U.S. representative
present may terminate an interview at any time.

4. It is important that your representatives brief

U.S. officials at Guantanamo Bay, both before and after
interviewing detainees. The purpose of the in-brief is to
coordinate security procedures, familiarize your officials
with our interview and other procedures, and to discuss the
perspectives of your officials on the investigative,
intelligence, and other information relevant to the
particular detainees. The in-brief will also address any ,
special concerns that your officials may have. At the
conclusion of the interviews with detainees, a follow-up
briefing with your and DoD officials will be scheduled at
Guantanamo to address any questions U.S. and your
representatives may have concerning matters which were
discussed during the detainee interviews.

5.
On the date of travel to Guantanamo Bay, your
representatives must have proper identification (passport or
military identification card unless otherwise agreed to by
the United States Department of Defense). Be aware that all
personnel (U.S. and foreign) traveling to Guantanamo Bay are
subject to search. Transportation of your representatives
will be on a U.S. Government aircraft or a civilian air
carrier under contract to the United States. Access to
Guantanamo Bay through Cuba is not permitted.

6.
Your Government will be required to reimburse the
Department of Defense for all costs associated with the
visit: incurred by the US Government, including the costs of
transportation, lodging, and meals unless other arrangements

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ia.ve been made to cover these costs.

4Sgpecific arrangements concerning your travel should be made.
1 iirectly with United States Southern Command J-3, Mr.

4•Anderson or Ms. Brogie, who may be contacted at (305) 437-
3715 or (305) 437-3713. Please do not hesitate to contact
this-office should you have any questions concerning the
conditions above, or any other matter regarding your
country's visit to Guantanamo Bay.

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