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DOS Cable re: Guidance and Talking Points to Foreign Governments Concerning Their Citizens Detained at Guantanamo Bay, May 9, 2003

May 9, 2003 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 4456
This State Department cable provides talking points concerning informing foreign governments about the transfer of their citizens/nationals to Guantanamo after they were picked-up on the battle field of Afghanistan, and policy guidance for foreign governments to visit and access the detainees at Guantanamo that are their citizens. The cable instructs the Missions/Embassies to inform foreign governments that: the foreign government's access to these detainees is limited to intelligence and/or law enforcement purposes; The United States will video tape and sound record the interviews between representatives of your government and the detainee(s); The senior U.S. representative present may terminate an interview at any time; The U.S. Department of Defense must be provided a copy of your government's final report on the visit; and your Government will be required to reimburse the Department of Defense for all costs associated with the visit incurred by the US Government, including the costs of transportation, lodging, and meals.