Feb 16, 78 • State-Georgetown • 041710

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ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-10 ISO-00 HA-05 L-03 H-01 /026 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS:EPOWERS/MTRUITT:JD
APPROVED BY SCS:AAGISE
SCS:SADOBRENCHUK
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P 162244Z FEB 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC (STOEN, JOHN VICTOR)
SUBJECT: W/W JOHN VICTOR STOEN
REF: (A) GEORGETOWN 0549 (B) STATE 0390I4

1. THIS TELEGRAM CONFIRMS EMBASSY/SCS TELCON OF 2/I5/78.

2. DEPARTMENT (SCS) BELIEVES EMBASSY SHOULD NOT USE STOEN’S ATTORNEY AS VEHICLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT COURT IS PROCEEDING IN A TIMELY FASHION. SINCE EMBASSY IS NOT RETAINING INDEPENDENT COUNSEL, PLEASE CONSULT WITH MINISTRY OF JUSTICE ON ANY FURTHER LEGAL QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE IN THIS CASE.

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Originally posted on February 12th, 2020.

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