Jan 5, 78 • State-Georgetown • 002640

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ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-14 ISO-00 CA-01 HA-05 L-03 H-02 /032 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS/EAPOWERS:RAM
APPROVED BY CA/SCS/SADOBRENCHUK
CA/SCS/RLRIVERA
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O 052210Z JAN 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 002640

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC (STOEN, JOHN)
SUBJECT: W/W: JOHN STOEN

1. CONGRESSMAN RYAN ON BEHALF OF STOEN FAMILY CONCERNED ABOUT IMPARTIALITY OF COURT IN CUSTODY TRIAL OF JOHN STOEN. REQUEST EMBASSY ATTEMPT TO HAVE OBSERVER PRESENT DURING TRIAL.

2. DEPARTMENT UNDERSTANDS TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 7, 1978. CAN EMBASSY CONFIRM TRIAL DATE.

3. DEPARTMENT ALSO UNDERSTANDS MR. AND MRS. STOEN ARE PRESENTLY IN GUYANA AND ATTORNEY HAAS ENROUTE. EMBASSY REQUESTED OFFER ALL APPROPRIATE ASSISTANCE.

4. EMBASSY REQUESTED TO INFORM DEPARTMENT (ATTENTION SCS) RESULTS OF TRIAL VIA MOST EXPEDITIOUS MANNER.

5. CONGRESSMAN PHILLIP BURTON, DON EDWARD, ROBERT DUNCAN AND RON DELLUMS, SENATOR CRANSTON HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST

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IN THIS CASE.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on February 11th, 2020.

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