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Cablegate: Alleged Moroccan Parliament Member Stopped By

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

291806Z Dec 04

UNCLAS FRANKFURT 010842

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
TERREP

DEPT FOR DS, DSS, DS/IP, DS/ICI, DS/DSS/ITA AND DS/ICI/PII
BERLIN, RABAT, LONDON, CASABLANCA AND MUNICH FOR RSO/PSO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PTER
SUBJECT: ALLEGED MOROCCAN PARLIAMENT MEMBER STOPPED BY
GERMAN BORDER POLICE


1. (SBU) THE GERMAN BORDER POLICE REPORTED TO FRANKFURT
DHS/ICE DECEMBER 28, 2004 THAT THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL WAS
STOPPED DURING ROUTINE CHECKS AT THE FRANKFURT AIRPORT:

LAST NAME: EL IDRISSI
FIRST NAME: ABOUZAID ELMOKRIE
DOB: 09/19/1960
POB: MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
MOROCCAN PPT: "OFFICIAL", A002809
ISSUED: 11/28/2002, RABAT

2. (SBU) DURING THE INSPECTION, MR. EL IDRISSI WAS FOUND TO
HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION SEVERAL ITEMS THAT APPEARED
QUESTIONABLE TO GERMAN AUTHORITIES INCLUDING A PHOTO OF THE
UNITED STATES WITH A BLACK "X" DRAWN OVER THE PHOTO, SEVERAL
"CD ROM's" WHICH HAD BOTH MR. EL IDRISSI'S PHOTOGRAPH AND
THAT OF WHOM WE BELIEVE IS THE FOUNDER OF HAMAS IMPRINTED ON
THE CD's, A VISITORS PASS TO THE WESTMINSTER TOWER IN ENGLAND
ON WHICH MR. EL IDRISSI LISTS HIS OCCUPATION AS BEING WITH
"AL JAZERRA" AND A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS WRITTEN IN ARABIC
AGAIN WITH HIS PICTURE THAT RSO IS FORWARDING VIA FAX TO
DS/ITA FOR TRANSLATION.

3. (SBU) AS LISTED IN PARA ONE ABOVE, MR. EL IDRISSI HAS AN
"OFFICIAL" MOROCCAN PASSPORT WHICH LISTS HIM AS A MEMBER OF
THE MOROCCAN PARLIAMENT. HE ALSO HAS WHAT APPEARS TO BE A
MOROCCAN PARLIAMENT IDENTIFICATION CARD NUMBER M-62363. WHEN
QUESTIONED BY THE GERMAN AUTHORITIES CONCERNING HIS
ITINERARY, MR. EL IDRISSI PROVIDED HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO SPEAK
IN THE UNITED STATES (NO KNOWN CITY, STATE OR GROUP WHICH HE
WAS TO SPEAK IN OR WITH WAS PROVIDED TO GERMAN AUTHORITIES,
NOR THE TOPIC OF HIS SPEECH) AND STATED HE WAS ISSUED A U.S.
VISA IN CASABLANCA FOR THE TRAVEL. UPON REVIEW OF HIS
PASSPORT, THE FOLLOWING U.S. VISA WAS FOUND:

ISSUING POST: CASABLANCA
CONTROL NUMBER: 2004310255001
TYPE: B1/B2
SURNAME: EL MOKRIE EL IDRISSI
GIVEN NAME: ABOUZAID
PPT NUMBER: A002809
ISSUED: 11/05/2004

CHECKS THROUGH FRANKFURT CONSULAR SECTION CONCERNING THE VISA
REVEAL THAT IT WAS ISSUED IN CASABLANCA AND IS VALID.

4. (SBU) WITH NO REASON TO KEEP MR. EL IDRISSI IN CUSTODY,
GERMAN AUTHORITIES MADE COPIES OF HIS DOCUMENTS TO INCLUDE
PASSPORT, PARLIAMENT IDENTIFICATION AND OTHER PAPERS AND
PERMITTED HIM TO CONTINUE ON TO BAGGAGE CLAIM. AS FAR AS CAN
BE DETERMINED AT THIS POINT, MR. EL IDRISSI IS STILL IN
GERMANY AS HE DID NOT HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION AT THE TIME OF
INSPECTION AN ONWARD AIRLINE TICKET TO THE UNITED STATES.
COPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO RSO THROUGH
DHS/ICE AND WILL BE FAXED TO DS/ITA THIS DATE. IT IS
REQUESTED ONCE VETTING/TRANSLATION OF THE DOCUMENTS IS
COMPLETE, COPIES OF THE INFORMATION BE FORWARDED TO RSO
FRANKFURT. NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

BODDE

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