Dec 1, 78 • 2105 • Georgetown-State • 4068

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 666 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The State Department release withheld several names, which were disclosed in the RYMUR release.]

UNCLASSIFIED

[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 012105Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8309
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4068

E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC (BOGUE, TOM AND BAGBY, MONICA)
SUBJECT: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE-WOUNDED SURVIVORS’ STATUS

REF: (A) GEORGETOWN 4015 (B) STATE 300585

1) U.S. AID DOCTOR VISITED SUBJECTS TODAY AND REPORTED THAT THEY ARE VASTLY IMPROVED AND THAT THEIR CARE HAS BEEN EXCELLENT. HE SEES NO REASON TO CONTINUE PRESSING GOG [GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA] FOR PERMISSION TO MOVE THEM TO PRIVATE HOSPITAL.

2) AID DOCTOR ALSO REPORTED THAT THE MEDICAL OFFICER, DR. CHIN FEELS THAT MONICA BAGBY IS WELL ENOUGH TO BE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL. DR. CHIN WILL KEEP HER HOSPITALIZED, HOWEVER, PENDING A DECISION BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH (WHO IS ALSO CHIEF OF THE GOG TASK FORCE). IF HE PERMITS, SHE WILL BE TAKEN TO PARK HOTEL, WHERE OTHER SURVIVING MEMBERS ARE LOCATED.

3) TOM BOGUE IS NOT YET WELL ENOUGH TO BE RELEASED, AND ASSURED U.S. AID DOCTOR HE IS VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND DOES NOT WISH TO CHANGE HOSPITALS.

BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

Originally posted on March 17th, 2020.

Last modified on July 1st, 2022.
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