DOS Cable re: Questions Concerning Geneva Conventions and Status of Guantanamo Detainees

State Department cable concerning the applicability of the Geneva Conventions to the Guantanamo detainees. The cable states that a determination on the legal status of the Guantanamo detainees and the applicability of the Geneva conventions to Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters is still pending. Cable is heavily redacted.

Doc_type: 
Cable
Doc_date: 
Monday, February 11, 2002
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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REF: SECSTATE 24988

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(U) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST, SEE PARAS 4 AND 7.

1. (C) SUMMARY: POST INFORMED)U'FEBRUARY 8 THAT B1 THEUNATIONAL DETAINED AT GUANTANAMO BAY, B 1 , B7(A), B7(C)
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD DATE/CASE ID: 27 DEC 2004 200303827 ,U

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AS AN ALLEGED MEMBER OF AL'QAIDA, DID NOT QUALIFY AS A POW
UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS, ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL
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1 PLEASE ADVISE.

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7. (U) NB: BOCKAERT CONTACTED D/POLCOUNS A SECOND TIME ON
FEBRUARY 11, TO REQUEST THE PROCEDURES FORIIIPARENTS TO

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CORRESPOND WITH LlAS ALLOWED FOR PER THE FEBRUARY 7 WHITE

HOUSE FACT SHEET ON THE STATUS OF DETAINEES. PLEASE ALSO
'ADVISE ON THIS QUESTION.

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