Feb 12, 1979 • 1103 • Georgetown-State • 0638

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1862 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]

P 121103Z FEB 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8956
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0638
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (LAYTON, LARRY), (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: W/W ARRESTS: LARRY LAYTON
REF: GEORGETOWN 0375

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS INFORMED CONSUL TODAY (FEB. 9) THAT START OF TRIAL OF LAYTON HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FEB. 19. PRESIDING JUDGE HAS NOT YET BEEN NAMED.

BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

Originally posted on October 22nd, 2020.

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