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DOS Cable re: Request from UK Lawyers for Access to UK Detainee Held at Guantanamo

Feb. 8, 2002 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 4020
State Department cable advising Washington that the U.S. Ambassador Farish received a Letter dated February 8, 2002 from a law firm representing a detainee held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo. The letter requests access to the detainee, a meeting with the Ambassador, and raises a number of legal issues. The letter states that the family is "Very Disturbed" at not hearing from the detainee, and they worry for his safety and question the legal jurisdiction and standing of the U.S. to hold him as he is being held. The Embassy requests further guidance to respond to this letter and other expected inquiries.