DOS Cable re: Request for Information on Detainnes Held at Guantanamo

State Department cable requesting guidance on responding to requesting information on two (2) detainees previously turned over to the U.S. and held at Guantanamo. The Country requesting the information was the country that turned their own citizens over to the U.S. for detention at Guantanamo, but was recently petitioned by family members of the men for their return. The guidance states that the men pose a continued threat to the U.S. and it's allies, and will be released when they no longer pose such a security threat.

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Cable
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Doc_text: 

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RELEASED IN PART Bl, 1.4(B), 1.4(D), B7(A), B7(C), B6
ACTION SCT-00

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FM AMEMBASSY

Bl, B7(A), B7(C)
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3394
INFO IFOR COLLECTIVE

CONFIDENTIALSECTION 01 OF 02

STATE FOR EUR (BOGUE), D (PITTMAN), P (BRINK),

L/PM (DOLAN).
NSC FOR TEPPER
STATE ALSO PASS USAID
AID FOR AA/EE AND EE/ECA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/17/2013
TAGS: PGOV, PTER, PHUM, II1
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON TWO OF THE I

III
REF:

CLASSIFIED BY: AMBASSADOR!OIFOR REASONS

1.5 (B) AND (D).

SUMMARY

1. (C) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST, SEE PARAGRAPH 6. THE

HAS SENT THE EMBASSY A
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON TWO OF THEIOIO

'INDIVIDUALS

I

HANDED OVER TO THE CUSTODY OF U.S. FORCES IN
JANUARY 2002 AND TRANSFERRED TO GUANTANAMO BAY. IN
PARTICULAR,1OIS SEEKING INFORMATION ON WHETHER THE
TWO INDIVIDUALS ARE DETAINED IN THE U.S. THIS REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION ORIGINATED WITH'

O
WHICH IS CONSIDERING COMPLAINTS

I I
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: ARCHIE M BOLSTER
UNCLASSIFIED DOS-002629
DATE/CASE ID: 17 NOV 2004 200303827
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• Document Number: 1 Channel : n/a
FILED BY THE TWO INDIVIDUALS, AND WAS FORWARDED TO THE B1, B7(A), B7(C)
EMBASSY VIA

2. (C) POST BELIEVES THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION CAN BE
ANSWERED USING PREVIOUSLY CLEARED LANGUAGE ON THIS CASE.

Bl, B7(A), B7(C)
PARAGRAPH TWO CONTAINS THE TRANSLATED TEXT OF
LETTER AND PARAGRAPH THREE CONTAINS THE EMBASSY'S SUGGESTED
RESPONSE FOR THE DEPARTMENT'S CLEARANCE. END SUMMARY.

3. (C) THE O'MINISTRY OF INTERIOR HAS FORWARDED TO
THE EMBASSY A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON 1I

1IBl, B6, B7(A), B7(C)
(INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE
DETAINED'

TWO OF THEO

O'IN JANUARY 2002. THE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ORIGINATED FROM THE(O1 B7(A), B7(C)WHICH WILL ISSUE A DECISION ON 1PRIL 4 UN B7(A), B7(C)
1 O

COMPLAINTS FILL ON BEHALF OF EACH OF THE TWO MEN.

Bl, B6, 117(A), B7(C)
5. (U) TRANSLATED TEXT OF THE LETTER FOLLOWS:
DATE: MARCH 10, 2003

TO: US EMBASSY! B6, B7(A), B7(C) SUBJECT:1
O REQUESTED

THIS MINISTRY AVAILS ITS RESPECT TO THE EMBASSY OF THE USA
AND IT IS HONORED TO INFORM YOU ON THE FOLLOWING:

B7(A), B7(C)
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UNCLASSIFIED DOS-002630
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B 7(A), B 7(C)

6. (U) TEXT OF SUGGESTED RESPONSE FOR DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE
FOLLOWS. PLEASE REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE TEXT OF SUGGESTED
RESPONSE BY COB MARCH 24.

BEGIN TEXT: THANK YOU FOR YOUR LETTER DATED MARCH 10, 2003.

THE INDIVIDUALS REFERRED TO IN YOUR LETTER POSED A CREDIBLE
SECURITY THREAT TO UNITED STATES PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES AS

WELL AS TO THE PEOPLE OFI I THE UNITED
STATES MILITARY,'

•IO 'TOOK CUSTODY OF THESE
INDIVIDUALS IN JANUARY 2002 AND TRANSPORTED THEM ON JANUARY
19 TO A U.S. FACILITY AT GUANTANAMO BAY, WHERE THEY CONTINUE
TO BE DETAINED.

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THE PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES

OF THE DETENTION OR THE ACTIVITIES THAT LED TO THE DETENTION

OF ANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS BEING HELD AT GUANTANAMO BAY. THE

UNITED STATES CONSIDERS THESE INDIVIDUALS TO BE ENEMY

COMBATANTS CAPTURED IN CONNECTION WITH AN ON-GOING ARMED

CONFLICT AND RELATED ATTACKS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, ITS

CITIZENS AND CITIZENS OF NUMEROUS OTHER NATIONS. THEY POSE A

SERIOUS SECURITY THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES, AND OUR

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DETENTION OF THESE COMBATANTS IS THEREFORE LAWFUL AND

NECESSARY FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR MILITARY FORCES AND THE
PREVENTION OF FUTURE ATTACKS. THESE COMBATANTS MAY BE
DETAINED UNTIL THE CESSATION OF THIS CONFLICT.

THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO TREAT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE
DETAINED AT GUANTANAMO HUMANELY, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
PRINCIPLES OF THE THIRD GENEVA CONVENTION OF 1949.
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED
CROSS MEET WITH THESE DETAINEES ON A REGULAR BASIS. END TEXT.

BOND

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