Dec 4, 78 • 1725 • Georgetown-State • 4091

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GEORGE 04091 041723Z
ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 L-03 CA-01 H-02 SSO-00 DODE-00 NSCE-00 /028 W
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O 041725Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8325
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4091

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: GY, OREP (RYAN, LEO), CASC
SUBJ:
REF: STATE 306446

A LETTER WAS JUST RECEIVED BY AMBASSADOR BURKE FROM THE SOLICITOR GENERAL OF GUYANA. IT IS QUOTED IN FULL BELOW: ” HIS EXCELLENCY THE AMBASSADOR, THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MAIN STREET, GEORGETOWN YOUR EXCELLENCY, THE JONESTOWN INCIDENT – REMOVAL OF BODIES AS THE SOLICITOR GENERAL OF GUYANA I HEREBY CONFIRM THAT THE BODIES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE JONESTOWN INCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED IN GUYANA IN NOVEMBER 1978, WERE LAWFULLY REMOVED FROM THE JURISDICTION OF GUYANA BY THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. YOURS FAITHFULLY, J.C. GONSALVES-SABOLA, S..:. SOLICITOR-GENERAL 4 TH DECEMBER, 1978.”

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

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