Serial 668

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 668 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]

[Both the State Department and FBI withheld several names from this cable.]

UNCLASSIFIED

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 012230Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8312
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4071
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY, (PEOPLES’ TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: GUYANESE POLICE RELEASE MORE SURVIVORS

1) Assistant Police Commissioner Cecil Roberts has just notified Embassy that the following survivors, presently at the Park Hotel, are free to leave Guyana: Edith Parks, Julius Evans, [additional names deleted].

2) All have signed standard (7FAM) promissory notes and will be repatriated tomorrow, December 2, 1978, on Pan Am lfight [flight] 228. This flight departs Georgetown at 1300L [local time] and is scheduled to arrive at JFK (New York) at 1845L.

3) Please notify HEW, FBI, and JFK Immigration and Customs.

Burke [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

Originally posted on April 14th, 2019.

Last modified on July 1st, 2022.
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