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Cablegate: White House Request for Information On Host

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UNCLAS PARIS 008386

SIPDIS

DEPT ALSO FOR EUR/WE AND EUR/PPD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER KAWC SOCI FR
SUBJECT: WHITE HOUSE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON HOST
GOVERNMENT INTERACTION WITH TERRORIST VICTIM NGOS

REF: STATE 218921

1. France's leading NGO dedicated to the support of
terrorist victims and their families is S.O.S Attentats -
S.O.S. Terrorisme. It was founded in 1986 by Franoise
Rudetzki, herself a victim of terrorist attack. Its aim is
to seek monetary compensation, psychological and medical care
and judicial assistance for terrorism victims and their
family members. The organization helps all victims of
attacks on French soil, regardless of nationality; it also
helps victims of terrorist attacks outside France who are
French citizens or residents. The organization welcomes
contact with similar, American organizations.

2. The full name of the organization is: S.O.S. Attentats -
S.O.S Terrorisme.

Contact information:
S.O.S. Attentats ) S.O.S. Terrorisme
Hotel National des Invalides
75700 Paris Cedex 07 France
Tel : 33 (0)1 45 55 41 41
Fax : 33 (0)1 45 55 55 55
E-mail : contact@sos-attentats-org
www.sos-attentats.org

3. S.O.S. Attentats is a duly accredited non-governmental
organization under applicable French law. It has no
political or religious affiliation. The organization employs
two full-time staffers, in addition to its director, Francois
Rudetzki. The French government and local government
entities provide support, financial and other, to S.O.S.
Attentats; these include the office of the Prime Minister,
the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defense, the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretariat for Veterans and
War Victims, the Ile-de-France Regional Council and the Paris
City Hall.

4. S.O.S. Attentats works with a similar organization in
Spain and with the British organization called &Disaster
Action,8 but has no contact yet with U.S. associations
dedicated to similar purposes. S.O.S. Attentats is
organizing a symposium -- coinciding with the anniversary of
its 20th year of activity -- for the Spring of 2006, and
would like to invite interested U.S. organizations.
Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm

Stapleton

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