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R 141428Z Sep 77
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE [illegible number]
INFO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 2336
DEPT: PASS TO ARA/CAR/TUMMINIA
PORT OF SPAIN: PLEASE PASS TO RICHARD MCCOY AT CONSULAR CONFERENCE
E. O. 11652: N/A
SUBJECT: #[number illegible] STOEN, JOHN VICTOR, DPOB 1/25/72, CALIFORNIA
REF: (A) STATE 206679 (NOTAL) (B) GEORGETOWN 2206(NOTAL)
1. Emergency rpt. issued Sept 13, 1977, valid until Jan 12, 1978, on application for Stoen by in loco parentis guardian Jeffrey Haas. Haas was given express authority by natural mother Grace Stoen to obtain passport on son’s behalf.
2. Guyana courts have issued habeas corpus order for the boy, in part based upon California court decision awarding custody to Grace Stoen. To date People’s Temple representatives maintain physical custody of boy and his regular passport, and have expressed overt hostility to Guyana court orders.
3. Embassy feels issuance of emergency passport prudent should Haas gain physical custody of child and regular passport not immediately available, and that attempts at this point to regain
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regular passport from People’s Temple representatives are likely to only exacerbate the situation.
Blacken [Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John Blacken]