Jan 27, 1979 • 1318 • Georgetown-State • 0435

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1877 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]

0 271318Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8949
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0435
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR (JONES, STEPHAN)
SUBJ: W/W ARRESTS: STEPHAN JONES
REF: A. GEORGETOWN 306
B. STATE 20612

1. EMBOFF [EMBASSY OFFICER] HAS ATTENDED EVERY SESSION OF INQUIRY INTO DEATHS OF SHARON AMOS ET AL. NO MEMBER OF DEFENSE TEAM HAS EVER RECOMMENDED TO COURT THAT ORIGINAL CHARGES AGAINST ACCUSED BE DROPPED AND REPLACED BY CONTEMPT OF COURT CHARGES.

2. NO FORMAL OPENING STATEMENT WERE MADE, EITHER BY THE DEFENSE OR PROSECUTION, AT THE BEGINNING OF INQUIRY ON JAN 19, ALTHOUGH BEFORE FIRST WITNESS WAS CALLED, SOME DISCUSSION TOOK PLACE CONCERNING FIXING A DATE FOR RESUMPTION OF THE ORIGINAL INQUIRY, IN WHICH [CHUCK] BEIKMAN ALONE IS CHARGED.

DWYER [Richard Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Georgetown]

Originally posted on October 21st, 2020.

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