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Cablegate: Zaire: 1994 Annual Terrorism Report

R 181604Z NOV 94
FM AMEMBASSY KINSHASA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8701
INFO USMISSION USUN NEW YORK

UNCLAS KINSHASA 06821


DEPARTMENT FOR S/CT: REAP

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PTER CG
SUBJECT: ZAIRE: 1994 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

REF: STATE 286744

1. THIS IS A NEGATIVE REPORT SINCE THERE ARE ESSENTIALLY NO
INCIDENTS TO REPORT. PREMEDITATED ACTS OF VIOLENCE
PERPETRATED AGAINST NONCOMBATANTS WERE NOT OF THE
POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VARIETY BUT WERE RATHER CRIMINALLY,
ETHNICALLY, OR TRIBALLY MOTIVATED. EXAMPLES WERE THE
CONTINUING VIOLENCE AGAINST ZAIRIANS OF KASAIAN ORIGIN
RESIDING IN THE SHABA REGION OF ZAIRE DIRECTED AT DRIVING
THE KASAIANS FROM SHABA. ALSO, THERE WERE REPORTS OF
CONTINUING INTERETHNIC VIOLENCE BETWEEN LOCAL ETHNIC GROUPS
AND IMMIGRANTS FROM RWANDA IN THE KIVU REGION OF ZAIRE.
GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE SENT TO THE AREA TO RESTORE ORDER,
BUT THERE WERE NO ARRESTS OR PROSECUTIONS.

2. A) THERE WERE NO KNOWN PROSECUTIONS FOR TERRORISM,
DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL, IN ZAIRE IN 1994. NEITHER THE
ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT, ITS CITIZENS, NOR ITS TERRITORY WERE
KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN FACTORS IN ANY INCIDENTS OF INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM IN 1994.

3. B) THE ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT DID NOT EXTRADITE NOR REQUEST
THE EXTRADITION OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN 1994.

4. C) THERE WERE NO KNOWN IMPEDIMENTS TO ZAIRIAN
GOVERNMENT PROSECUTION OR EXTRADITION OF SUSPECTED
TERRORISTS IN 1994.

5. D) THE ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT DID NOT MAKE PUBLIC
STATEMENTS REGARDING TERRORISM. THERE WERE NO KNOWN
TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE ZAIRIAN
GOVERNMENT, NOR DID IT PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS.

6. E) THERE WERE NO COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN IN
1994 BY THE ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT EITHER IN ZAIRE OR IN
INTERNATIONAL FORA.

7. F) THERE WAS NO KNOWN ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM, EITHER POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL.
THERE WAS NO KNOWN SANCTUARY EXTENDED TO TERRORISTS OR
TERRORIST GROUPS, NOR WERE THEY TRAINED OR SUPPLIED BY THE
ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT. IRAN, LIBYA, NORTH KOREA, AND SUDAN
MAINTAIN RESIDENT EMBASSIES IN KINSHASA, BUT THERE WERE NO
OFFICES OF TERRORISTS OR TERRORIST GROUPS IN ZAIRE.

8. G) THE ZAIRIAN GOVERNMENT MADE NO PUBLIC STATEMENT IN
SUPPORT OF A TERRORIST-SUPPORTING COUNTRY ON A TERRORISM
ISSUE IN 1994.

9. H) THERE HAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE ZAIRIAN
GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD INTERNATIONAL OR DOMESTIC
TERRORISM IN 1994.


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