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Cablegate: Libyan Response to Arb Iii Notifications

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OO RUEHTRO
DE RUEHTRO #0964 3171642
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O P 131642Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2832
INFO RUEHTRO/AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI 3256
RUEHTU/AMEMBASSY TUNIS PRIORITY 0350
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH PRIORITY 0026
RUEHYN/AMEMBASSY SANAA PRIORITY 0013
RUEHAS/AMEMBASSY ALGIERS PRIORITY 0559
RUEHKU/AMEMBASSY KUWAIT PRIORITY 0013
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC

S E C R E T TRIPOLI 000964

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR S/WCI (MUBANGU, HARMS) AND FOR NEA/MAG (NARDI, JOHNSON)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/13/2032
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER LY
SUBJECT: LIBYAN RESPONSE TO ARB III NOTIFICATIONS

REF: A) STATE 86905, B) TRIPOLI 584 CLASSIFIED BY: J. Chris Stevens, DCM, Embassy Tripoli, Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (c), (d)

1.(S/NF) Post conveyed ref A points June 27 requesting information concerning two Libyan national detainees (ISN 727 and ISN 761) scheduled for review in late July.

2.(S/NF) Post received a diplomatic note in response on November 6 conveying biographical information about the two detainees. Text of the note follows: (Customary greeting) ... and further to the Embassy's diplomatic note No. 515/07 dated June 27, 2007, as regards Omar Amer Taher Dghis (Omar A. Deghays - ISN 727) and Ibrahim Mahdi Zeidan (Ibrahim Mahdy - ISN 761), we wish to inform of the following (sic): Omar Amer Taher Dghis, DOB: 11/26/1969 Mother's name: Zohra Zwawi Marital status: married to an Afghan woman named Mariam Hajji Previous address: Tripoli Edhahra, Youssef Jaafari Street Nationality: Libyan He obtained asylum in Britain and his family lived in Brighton, in the south of Britain. This person has joined extremist groups (Islamic Fighting Group) and he has contacts and relationships with some elements of the previous Taliban government. He didn't get the British citizenship (sic) like the rest of his family members. During his stay in Pakistan and Afghanistan he used to move with (sic) the name: Shamikh Abubakr Souleiman. Pakistani authorities arrested him in Lahore, and then he was extradited to U.S. authorities and sent to Guantanamo. Ibrahim Mahdi Zeidan was met by the committee that visited Guantanamo on September 9, 2004 and the committee learned that he is a Palestinian born in Libya. (Customary closing/end of dipnote text).
MILAM 0 11/13/2007

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