DOS Cable re: Proposed Transfer of Detainees to their Home Country for Continued Detention or Prosecution, March 24, 2003

State Department cable announcing authorization to enter in to talks with other governments to take or receive their own citizens that are Guantanamo detainees for detention and potential prosecution in their home country. The cable is otherwise heavily redacted.

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Cable
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
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076578 SOURCE: DISKETTE.026583 DRAFTED BY: S/WCI:RMILLER -- 03/24/03 (202) 647-5093 APPROVED BY: S/WCI:PPROSPER D:DPITTMAN L/PM:JADOLAN EUR/RUS:MMORROW DOD/OGC:EDAVIDSON DOD/SOLIC:RHYAMS DOJ:JMCATAMNEY CIA: B3
IP:BBRINK
S/CT:WBURKS DRL:MPICA S/ES-O:SSULLIVAN
DESIRED DISTRIBUTION:
S/WCI, L, P, S/CT

49F1371 250022Z /38 , O 250017Z MAR 03 ZFF6 FM SECSTATE WASHDC TO AMEMBASSYI !IMMEDIATE Bl, B7(A), B7(C) INFO JOINT STAFF WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0000 USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
SECRETSTATE 076578

DECAPTIONED
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MILITARY TREAT AS SPECAT EXCLUSIVE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/24/13

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TAGS: PTER, KAWC, PHUM, PINR, III OPDC, PREL SUBJECT: TRANSFER OF GUANTANAMO DETAINEES
REF:

A) DATT MESSAGE DTG 201542ZDECO2
B) 02 STATE 264633 (NODIS)

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ASHCROFT LETTER DATED 23 DECEMBER 2002 E) STATE 42409 (NODIS) F)I kNODIS)

CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR PIERRE-RICHARD PROSPER FOR REASONS
1.5(B) AND (D)

1.
(U) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST - SEE PARAGRAPH 2.

2.
(S) POST IS ADVISED THAT BLANKET CIRCULAR 175 AUTHORITY TO NEGOTIATE AND CONCLUDE BILATERAL AGREEMENTS ON THE POTENTIAL TRANSFER AND CONTINUED DETENTION OF ENEMY COMBATANTS WAS APPROVED BY DEPUTY SECRETARY ARMITAGE ON MARCH 21. CHIEF OF MISSION IS AUTHORIZED TO INITIATE NEGOTIATION OF THE TEXT AT PARA 3, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF CONCLUSION OF NEGOTIATIONS, AS WELL AS OF ANY MODIFICATIONS

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: ARCHIE M BOLSTER
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DATE/CASE ID: 03 NOV 2004 200303827
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MADE TO THE TEXT, BY THE DEPARTMENT (L, S/WCI, EUR AND DRL),
DOD, CIA AND DOJ. DEPARTMENT STANDS READY TO ASSIST WITH
NEGOTIATIONS AS REQUIRED. IN RESPONSE TO REFTEL F REQUEST,
POST IS REQUESTED TO SHARE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT AT
PARAGRAPH 3 TO ADVANCE BILATERAL DISCUSSIONS REGARDING
PROPOSED TRANSFER OF 71 'ENEMY COMBATANTS FROM USG
CONTROL AT GUANTANAMO TO THAT OF) FOR CONTINUED
DETENTION.

3. (S/REL TO TEXT OF PROPOSED AGREEMENT:

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