Sept 25, 1979 • 1835 • Georgetown-State • 4335

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GEORGE 04335 300145Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ADS-00 H-01 CA-01 L-03 OCS-06 /027 W
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R 251835Z SEP 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0664
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E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: HFAC REQUEST FOR UPDATE RE GOG INQUIRY
REF: STATE 248057

1. THERE HAS BEEN NO PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GUYANESE AUTHORITIES REGARDING THE PROMISED GUYANESE COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE ACTIVITIES IN GUYANA SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO THAT MR. JUSTICE (NOW CHIEF JUSTICE) CRANCE WAS TO HEAD THE COMMISSION.

2. EMBASSY WILL INQUIRE REGARDING STATUS OF THE INVESTIGATION AT NEXT APPROPRIATE OCCASION. IN EMBASSY’S OPINION, GOG WOULD PREFER TO LET INITIATIVE EXPIRE QUIETLY IT AT ALL POSSIBLE.

DWYER

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