Nov 25, 78 • 0327 • State-Port of Spain • 298102

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE298102_d.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 withheld several names from this cable. They have been denoted by red type.]

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STATE 298102
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 CA-01 SSO-00 H-01 /020 R DEPARTMENT
DRAFTED BY CA/CDIPLACIDO/WDK
APPROVED BY ARA/BBRUCE CA/SCS/AGISE
S/S-O:SVALERGA
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O 250327Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN IMMEDIATE
INFO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP, GY-(JANARO, RICHARD)
SUBJECT: PRESENCE IN PORT OF SPAIN OF MEMBERS OF PEOPLE TEMPLE MOVEMENT
REF: (A) STATE 297282 (B) PORT-OF-SPAIN 3372 (C) PORT-OF-SPAIN 3381

1. DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED INQUIRY FROM DR. JUDITH JANARO FABIAN (182 GRANVILLE WAY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94127) AND MAE JANARO, RICHARD JANARO’S SISTER AND MOTHER, RESPECTIVELY, CONCERNING SUBJECT’S PERSONAL SAFETY AND WELFARE.

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2. DR. FABIAN CONCERNED THAT JANARO MAY BE IN DANGER OF PERSONAL HARM, ESPECIALLY BY HIS ASSOCIATES, AND THEREFORE REQUESTS HE BE ISOLATED, IF POSSIBLE.

3. IN VIEW OF PRIVACY ACT IMPLICATIONS DEPARTMENT WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY W/W INFORMATION TO DR. FABIAN.

4. ACTION: DEPARTMENT REQUESTS EMBASSY OBTAIN PRIVACY ACT AUTHORIZATION FROM JANARO TO ENABLE DEPARTMENT TO ADVISE DR. FABIAN AND MAE JANARO OF SUBJECT’S STATUS.

5. EMBASSY MAY ALSO WISH TO OBTAIN PRIVACY ACT AUTHORIZATION FROM OTHER’S IN JANARO PARTY IN ANTICIPATION OF OTHER NOK INQUIRIES.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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