Dec 9, 78 • 1835 • Georgetown-State • 4197

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GEORGE 04197 091759Z
ACTION PPT-01
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 SSO-00 CCO-00 SS-15 HA-05 L-03 H-02 NSCE-00 /049 W
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Z 091835Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC FLASH 8399
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4197

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CDES, GY, (PEOPLES’ TEMPLE)
SUBJ: GUYANESE DEATH CERTIFICATES
REF: A) ELLICE/CLARK TELECON 12/9/79 1600Z B) STATE 309905

THE AMBASSADOR HAS JUST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA:

QUOTE:

YOUR EXCELLENCY, UPON REQUEST BY THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN GUYANA I STATE THAT UNDER THE LAWS AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS OF GUYANA, THE CERTIFICATES OF DEATH BEING PREPARED FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE JONESTOWN INCIDENT ARE SUFFICIENT TO PERMIT CREMATION OR BURIAL IN GUYANA. YOURS FAITHFULLY, J.C. GONSALVES-SABOLA, S.C., SOLICITOR-GENERAL, 9TH DECEMBER, 1978 UNQUOTE

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 24th, 2020.

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