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O 222008Z NOV 77
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
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E. O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC: (STOEN, JOHN)
SUBJECT: W/W JOHN STOEN
REF: GEORGETOWN 2435

1. Stoen attorney has presented certified copies of California court order assigning joint custody of John Stoen to his parents, Grace Lucy Stoen and Timothy O. Stoen and revoking any previous custody assignment signed by father or mother. In addition lawyer presented notarized statements from Mrs. Stoen revoking any and all previous powers of attorney or other authorizations granting custody of her minor son, John Victor Stoen, to any third party, including but not limited to a power of attorney authorizing Joyce Touchette to act as guardian of her son and from Mr. Stoen revoking parental consent and power of attorney granted on March 9, 1976 in Ukiah,

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California, authorizing Joyce Touchette to act as guardian of John Victor Stoen, born January 25, 1972, and Sharon Cobb, Jim Jones and Helen Swinney to act as his attorney in fact, jointly and severally, to take any and all action any of them deem fit for the welfare of the minor child, John Victor Stoen. Attorney indicated great concern regarding pending court hearing re custody of John Victor Stoen and requested Department intervention to assure fair hearing. Depoff [Department officer] informed atty that we could not take any political action without justification. Attorney was assured that Embassy will render every appropriate assistance.

2. Department wishes information about whether Guyanese immigration would accept and act upon request signed by parents (who are only legal custodians) for revocation of John’s visa and his immediate return to the US from Guyana.

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Originally posted on February 5th, 2020.

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