[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 668 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]
[Both the State Department and FBI withheld several names from this cable.]
[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]
0 012230Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8312
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4071
E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY, (PEOPLES’ TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: GUYANESE POLICE RELEASE MORE SURVIVORS
1) ASSISTANT POLICE COMMISSIONER CECIL ROBERTS HAS JUST NOTIFIED EMBASSY THAT THE FOLLOWING SURVIVORS, PRESENTLY AT THE PARK HOTEL, ARE FREE TO LEAVE GUYANA: EDITH PARKS, JULIUS EVANS, [remaining names deleted].
2) ALL HAVE SIGNED STANDARD (7FAM) PROMISSORY NOTES AND WILL BE REPATRIATED TOMORROW, DECEMBER 2, 1978, ON PAN AM LFIGHT [FLIGHT] 228. THIS FLIGHT DEPARTS GEORGETOWN AT 1300L [LOCAL TIME] AND IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AT JFK (NEW YORK) AT 1845L.
3) PLEASE NOTIFY HEW, FBI, AND JFK IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS.
BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]