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Cablegate: Urgent Medevac Request

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKG #0130 0421924
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 111924Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5941
INFO RUMIAAA/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA PRIORITY 0093
RUCOGCA/COMNAVBASE GUANTANAMO BAY CU PRIORITY

UNCLAS KINGSTON 000130

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR WHA/CAR (JOE TILGHMAN)
PRM/ECA (ROB GEHRING)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CU PHUM PM PREF PREL SMIG JM XL
SUBJECT: URGENT MEDEVAC REQUEST

REF: A. STATE 13050 (072046Z FEB 08)

B. R. GEHRING E-MAIL 08 FEB 08

1.(SBU) Per refs, Embassy has transmitted the following
letter addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Foreign Trade (MFAFT)'s Director of Bilateral Relations, Mr.
Courtenay Rattray, dated Feb. 11:

(begin text)

" The Department of State in Washington, D.C. has asked that
the Embassy approach the Government of Jamaica, on an
emergency basis, concerning the !Q2i9Qur previous discussions, the
United States Government provides protection at the Naval
Station in Guantanamo Bay for a number of migrants who have
been determined to be in need of protection because of a
well-founded fear of persecution or because they would more
likely than not face torture if returned to their country of
origin. The United States seeks third countries to resettle
these migrants.

One of the mi_KQ[Q`
QQ;eQo[o-b1Jamaica.
JOHNSON

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