Nov 24, 78 • 2156 • State-Georgetown • 297818

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STATE 297818
ORIGIN SY-03
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /004 R 66011
DRAFTED BY:SY/CC/TAG:GLCALDWELL:TVC
APPROVED BY:A/SY/OPR:VFSTMARS
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O 242156Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS E F T O STATE 297818
FOR SA ROBERT OGLESBY

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: ASEC
SUBJECT: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE

FOLLOWING REPEAT FBI O 241705Z NOV 78 SENT ACTION STATE NOV 24. QUOTE UNCLAS E F T O UNKNOWN SUBJECTS: CONGRESSMAN LEO J. RYAN – VICTIM CONGRESSIONAL ASSASSINATION STATUTE; FOREIGN POLICE COOPERATION.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ON NOVEMBER 22, 1978, CONTAINS ARTICLE REGARDING ONE SHERWIN HARRIS, WHO APPEARED AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN GEORGETOWN ON NOVEMBER 21, 1978 WITH A LIST OF PEOPLE OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE (PT) IN THE U.S. WHO SHOULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS.

INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED THAT NUMEROUS TAPE RECORDINGS OF STRATEGY MEETINGS, “CONFRONTATION” MEETINGS AND RADIO BROADCASTS IN HIS HOUSE IN JONESTOWN.

LEGAT, OGLESBY IS REQUESTED TO ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE ABOVE LIST AND TAPES THROUGH THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT.

“ARMED AND DANGEROUS. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES”. UNQUOTE

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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