DOS Cable re: Human Rights Activists Express Concern Over the Transfer of a Detainee from Guantanamo

State Department cable concerning the family of a detainee and his impending transfer from Guantanamo to his home country. The rights activists request that US not transfer any war prisoners because "torture, inhumane treatment and the death penalty await them" in the country they are expected to be transferred to.

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Cable
Doc_date: 
Friday, March 7, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2004
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SUBJECT: ACTIVISTS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER GITMO TRANSFER
CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR . REASON 1.5 C AND D.,
1. (U) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST CABLE. PLEASE SEE PARA 7.
2. (SBU) SUMMARY: LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS REPORT THAT
THE FAMILY OF
HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT HIS POSSIBLE IMPENDING
TRANSFER TO I. THE ACTIVISTS HAVE SENT AN OPEN
LETTER TO VIE AMBASSADOR,'
I ANn RRPPR9ENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA.
I'PLANS TO RAISE THE ISSUE WITH THE
ICRC. END SUMMARY.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD DATE/CASE ID: 26 OCT 2004 200303827 UNCLASSIFIED DOS-002507

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3. (SBU) LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST1 'AND TWO B6
OF HIS COLLEAGUES I

INFORMED' ITHAT THEY
VISITED THE FAMILY DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 3. THE FAMILY,
ACCORDING TO 1 I SAID THAT

HAD RECENTLY VISITED THEIR HOME AND ASKED THEM TO
ETTER REQUESTING THAT BE TRANSFERRED FROM
GUANTANAMO. THE FAMILY HAD RJFUTEUTAL

I

HAD REPORTEDLY THREATENED THEM (WITH WHATI , HE DID NOT

KNOW).

4. (U) ACCORDING TO OPEN LETTER, FLED

HE MADE HIS WAY
EVENTUALLY TO «APCMULNI'SAYS HE WAS

ISTAN», WHEREI

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5. (U) I 'ARGUES THAT RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN B6
I 'FORCED MANY PEOPLE TO FLEE THE COUNTRY.
SAYS (AND OTHER LOCAL CONTACTS HAVE CONFIRMED) THAT

/ ACCORDING TO

(WERE ARRESTED IN MAY

1999, IN CONNECTION WITH1

1
/ WAS INFORMED THAT HE WAS
UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND
DECIDED TO LEAVE

.I
6.
(U) THE OPEN LETTER ASKS THAT THE «UNITED» «STATES» NOT
TRANSFER ANY WAR PRISONERS TOJ SAYING THAT
TORTURE, INHUMANE «TREATMENT», AND'

JEATH PENALTY AWAIT
THEM.

7.
(C) WE REQUEST THAT WASHINGTON VERIFY WHETHER
OR OTHER PRISONERS FROM GITMO ARE LIKELY TO BE DEPORTED.

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