DOS Cable re: Talking Points on Disposition of Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

State Department cable with talking points concerning an inquiry by a nation in to the status of their citizens being held at Guantanamo. The cable states; 1) The U.S. government cannot address specific questions about specific detainees at this time; 2) all detainees are being treated humanely and in accordance with the Geneva Conventions; and 3) all detainees are being give appropriate food, adequate toiletry items and access to health and sanitary facilities.

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Cable
Doc_date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2002
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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Document Number: 2002STATE142463 Channel: n/a

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SOURCE: DISKETTE.022175
DRAFTED BY: S/WCI:RMILLER -- 07/25/02 (202) 647-5093
APPROVED BY: S/WCI:PPROSPER

DOD/OGC:EDAVIDSON DOJ:MINCONTRO L/PM:JDOLAN NSC:JSCHARFEN

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INFO JOINT STAFF WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0000

USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE CLASSIFIED BY DEPT. OF STATE, L. R. LOHMAN, DAS, A/RPS
USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE

REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD . CLASSIFICATION: SECRET REASON: 1.4(B), 1,4(D)
S E C R E T STATE 142463

DECLASSIFY AFTER: 25 JUL 2012 DATE/CASE ID: 14 DEC 2004 200303827
NODIS DECAPTIONED
E.O. 12958: DECL: 7/07/12
TAGS: PTER, KAWC, PINR, B1
SUBJECT: DISPOSITION OF DETAINEES AT GUANTANAMO BAY.

CLASSIFIED BY S/WCl/AMBASSADOR PIERRE-RICHARD PROSPER, FOR
SECRET

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REASONS 1.5(B)(D).

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1.
(U) THIS IS AN ACTION MESSAGE -- SEE PARAGRAPH 3.

2.
(S) REFTELS DESCRIBE LATEST COMMUNICATIONS FROMT----fR.EGARDING

BI
ITS NATIONALS DETAINED AT GUANTANAMO AND RELAY A NUMBER OF
INQUIRIES, PRIMARILY TO HELP IT ADDRESS PRESSURES FROM THE
FAMILIES OF DETAINEES. PARA 5 PROVIDES INTERAGENCY CLEARED
GUIDANCE UPON WHICH GOB MAY DRAW IN RESPONDING TO FAMILY
CONCERNS.

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5. (SBU/REL) TALKING POINTS TO BE SHARED WITH FOR ITS
REFERENCE IN RESPONDING TO CONCERNS OF FAMILY MEMBERS:

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-- WHILE WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT DETAINEES AT GTMO ARE A THREAT TO

THE USG AND OTHERS, WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO ADDRESS PUBLICLY

THE PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DETENTION OR THE ACTIVITIES

THAT LED TO THE DETENTION OF ANY OF THE INDIVIDUALS AT

GUANTANAMO.

-- INDIVIDUALS DETAINED IN GUANTANAMO ARE 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. ENEMY COMBATANTS CONTINUE TO

POSE A SERIOUS SECURITY THREAT TO U.S. AND COALITION PARTNERS.

THEY ARE BEING HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF

WAR, WHICH PERMIT THE UNITED STATES TO HOLD ENEMY COMBATANTS AT

LEAST FOR THE DURATION OF HOSTILITIES.

-- THE UNITED STATES IS TREATING THESE INDIVIDUALS HUMANELY AND

IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE THIRD GENEVA

CONVENTION OF 1949. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS ARE AT GUANTANAMO BAY AND MEET WITH
DETAINEES INDIVIDUALLY AND PRIVATELY.

-- ALL DETAINEES ARE PROVIDED THREE MEALS A DAY THAT MEET MUSLIM
DIETARY LAWS (IF DESIRED), AS WELL AS MEDICAL CARE, CLOTHING,
SHELTER, SHOWERS, AND OPPORTUNITIES TO WORSHIP.

-- UNDER THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT, CAPTURED ENEMY COMBATANTS
HAVE NO RIGHT TO COUNSEL OR TO THE COURTS TO CHALLENGE THEIR
DETENTION. IF AND WHEN A DETAINEE IS CHARGED WITH A CRIME, HE

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WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL AND FUNDAMENTAL PROCEDURAL

SAFEGUARDS.

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-- TO DATE, NO DETAINEE AT GUANTANAMO HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH A

CRIME.

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8.) (U) PLEASE SLUG RESPONSES FOR S/WCI, L, DOD/OGC:DAVIDSON,

C.
1:

DOD/OSD/SOLIC:VACCARO, AND NSC LEGAL:BELLING R.]
POWELL

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