(Editor’s notes: This serial includes several deleted names which are known to the editor. Those names appear in red type below.
(This is a cable from the files of the State Department 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.)
UNCLASSIFIED FBB 374
[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]
R 151304Z MAY 81
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 5726
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 2483
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CGEN, GY
SUBJ: JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE: JONESTOWN LITIGATION
REF: (A) STATE 121785, (B) STATE 118783
1. George Jackman, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), suggests one additional witness, police sergeant [Daby Dyal], badge no. [Deleted]. Sgt. [Daby Dyal] was in charge of Layton immediately upon his arrival in Georgetown.
WM [2.] Other witnesses [numerous deletions, include Mortimer Kansinally, Joel Clementson and Inspector Jugmahon] would be able to cover period of time at Port Kaituma.
3. According to Jackman, he believes that consular officers saw Layton shortly after his arrival in Georgetown. He also believes the Embassy was providing food to Layton during this period. Department may wish to communicate with [Doug Ellice], presently serving at AIT Taipei, regarding this period.
4. Mr. Jackman also advised Embassy that Layton presented almost the same motion (State 118783) at his trial in Guyana. He is in the process of obtaining excerpts from the trial records. As soon as these excerpts are available, hopefully May 19 or 20, it will be forwarded to
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the Department by fastest means available.
Roberts [George B. Roberts, Jr., American Ambassador to Guyana]