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Cablegate: Response to Inquiry On Egyptian Detainees

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

171423Z Jul 05

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BAGHDAD 002973

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED, AND IS NOT
SUITABLE FOR INTERNET DISTRIBUTION.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MOPS PHUM PINS PTER IZ EG
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO INQUIRY ON EGYPTIAN DETAINEES

REF: CAIRO 4757

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SUMMARY
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1. (SBU) The following cable responds to Embassy
Cairo's inquiry in reftel regarding six Egyptian
nationals believed to be detained by Coalition Forces
in Iraq.

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BACKGROUND
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2. (U) All detainees held by Coalition Forces in Iraq
are held on the authority of UNSCR 1546, which
authorizes Coalition Forces to detain individuals
posing an imperative threat to security. Detainees
are subject to regular review by the Iraqi-majority
Combined Review and Release Board (CRRB), which
recommends release or continued detention based on the
UNSCR standard of "imperative threat". Detainees are
also made available as appropriate for trial at the
Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI).

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DETAILS
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3. (SBU) Details follow on the Egyptian-national
detainees referenced in Reftel; all are or were held
at Coalition detention facilities at Camp Bucca, near
Um Qasr:

A. Ahmad Mohammad Abdelhalim Alroubi
DOB 11/1/1955, Detention number: US167346

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Mr. Alroubi, a resident of Ramadi, Iraq, was detained
by Marines in Ramadi on December 11, 2004 on suspicion
of involvement in insurgent activity. He was voted
for release by the CRRB on May 31, 2005, and his file
has been sent to CENTCOM for a final namecheck and
approval.

B. Maher Mansour Ahmad Almashi
DOB 11/13/1961, Detention number: US167352

Mr. Almashi, a resident of Baghdad, was detained by
Marines in al-Anbar province on December 11, 2004; at
the time of his detention, he was in possession of
illegal weapons and had extensive ties to the
insurgency. He was voted for continued detentin as an
imperative threat by the CRRB on May 25, 2005.

C. Amr Ibrahim Mohammad Mostafa Moussa
DOB 05/21/1976, Detention number: US160032

Mr. Moussa, residence unknown, was detained on April
12, 2004 on suspicion of attacks on Coalition and
Iraqi targets. He has confessed to membership in a
terrorist organization, and has been repeatedly voted
for retention as an imperative security threat by the
CRRB.

D. Kamal Abbas Morsi Moussa
DOB 4/20/1959, Detention number: US167880

Mr. Moussa, residence unknown, was detained on January
4, 2005 in Baghdad. Mr. Moussa was in possession of
rocket-propelled grenades and explosives at the time
of his apprehension; he is currently awaiting trial at
the CCCI on charges of emplacing an explosive device.

E. Farghali Hamdan Bashir Farghal
DOB 1953, Detention number: US169297;

Mr. Farghal, a resident of Baghdad, was detained in
al-Anbar province by Marines on January 15, 2005; he
was released from Coalition custody on April 15, 2005.
F. Hossein Alsayed Atieh Moussa
DOB 1951, Detention number: US169327

Mr. Moussa, a resident of Baghdad, was detained in
Baghdad on January 30, 2005; he was released from
Coalition custody on April 16, 2005.

4. (SBU) The above information is not suitable for
public release, but can be shared with the Government
of Egypt and/or family members of detainees.
Satterfield

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