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DOS Cable re: Guidance and Talking Points to Foreign Governments Concerning Their Citizens Detained at Guantanamo Bay, October 30, 2002

Oct. 30, 2003 | DOS | ACLU-RDI 4462
State Department cable with talking points to address concerns of foreign governments about their citizens being held at Guantanamo. The cable states; 1) These individuals pose a threat to the United States and international peace and security and are being detained on the same basis and under the same status as other detainees held in connection with our military operations.; 2) all detainees are being treated humanely and in accordance with the Geneva Conventions; 3) Representatives from the International Committee of the Red Cross will be given the opportunity to visit with the detainees; 4) Countries of nationality may request through the State Department the opportunity to visit their detainees at Guantanamo Bay for intelligence gathering or law enforcement purposes; and 5) all detainees are being give appropriate food, adequate toiletry items and access to health and sanitary facilities. Detainees will be sent home at the end of the hostilities.