Serial 2311
Sept 28, 1979 • 1435 • Georgetown-State • 4415

[Editor’s note: This is a State Department cable that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.

[The three people in this serial whose names are deleted are Harold Cordell, Juanita Bogue, and Dale Parks, names which are revealed numerous places elsewhere, including Serial 2319, the text of which is here.]

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[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

P 281435Z SEP 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 701
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E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY
SUBJ: PROSECTION OF LARRY LAYTON
REF: GEORGETOWN 3774

1. LOU – Entire text.

2. In conversation with charge Sept. 26 Minister of Justice and Attorney General [Mohamed] Shahabuddeen said:

A. Government of Guyana agrees that the US liaison person to consult with prosecution in Georgetown on Layton proceedings would be useful, “the sooner the better”.

B. Prosecution expects to open preliminary inquiry October 29, anticipates that it should not take more than two or three weeks to complete. Attorney General stated it might not be necessary for witnesses from abroad to remain in Guyana for whole of PI.

C. Witnesses desired from the US are: [Harold Cordell, Juanita Bogue, Dale Parks and Monica Bagby]. Chinese authorities will pay travel and local expenses, but understand that USG [United States Government] willing consider paying salary losses if

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witnesses insist on being reimbursed.

3. Layton confessions subject of septel.

Originally posted on November 9th, 2020.

Last modified on July 19th, 2022.
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