Oct 27, 1980 • 1331 • Georgetown-RUEHC/State • 5171

[Editor’s note: The State Department withheld 25 lines from this cable under the B6 Exemption to the Freedom of Information Act. The withheld portions are noted in green type.]

R 271331Z OCT 80
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3913
FBI WASHDC
DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHDC
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 5171
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CARR, GY (LAYTON, LAURENCE J.), (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: PRISON VISIT TO LAURENCE J. LAYTON
REF: A) GEORGETOWN 5041; B) GEORGETOWN 5071; C) GEORGETOWN 5121

1. Conoff visited Amcit [American citizen] Laurence J. Layton September 25 and October 23, 1980, at Georgetown prison. During the September 25 visit, Conoff assisted Layton in preparing an application for passport and made arrangements with prison officials to have passport photographs taken at the prison. Both tasks were accomplished, and consular section now has a travel document prepared for Layton’s eventual departure from Guyana.

[Remaining 25 lines withheld under Exemption B-6.]

Roberts [George B. Roberts, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

UNCLASSIFIED

Originally posted on June 16th, 2022.

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