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Title: MALDIVES: GOVERNMENT'S QUESTIONS ON TRANSFER OF

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04COLOMBO20232004-12-21 08:11:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Colombo
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C O N F I D E N T I A L COLOMBO 002023 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR SA/INS AND S/WCI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/20/2014 
TAGS: PTER KAWC PHUM PINR MV
SUBJECT: MALDIVES:  GOVERNMENT'S QUESTIONS ON TRANSFER OF 
DETAINEE 
 
REF: STATE 264536 
 
Classified By: AMB. JEFFREY J. LUNSTEAD.  REASON:  1.4 (B,D). 
 
¶1.  (C)  The Government of the Republic of Maldives (GORM) 
has responded by diplomatic note, dated December 20, to the 
Embassy's diplomatic note advising that the U.S. is prepared 
to transfer Maldivian detainee Ibrahim Fouzee to GORM control 
upon agreement to the transfer terms conveyed reftel.  The 
GORM note raises two specific questions about the terms of 
the transfer.  The text of the GORM diplomatic note follows 
below: 
 
¶2.  (C) Begin text of diplomatic note: 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives 
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States 
of America to the Republic of Maldives and with reference to 
the Embassy's Note. No. 087 dated 13 December 2004 has the 
honour to state that the Ministry is pleased to learn that 
the US authorities are about to release Mr. Ibrahim Fauzee 
who is currently in detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 
 
The Ministry has referred the issues raised in the note to 
the competent authorities of the Government of Maldives and 
would revert to the Embassy as soon as their response is 
received. 
 
In the meantime, the Ministry wishes to inquire whether his 
travel document would be prepared by the US authorities, and 
whether his charge sheet could be made available to the 
Ministry for onward transmission to the competent 
authorities. 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives 
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of 
the United States of America to the Republic of Maldives the 
assurances of its highest consideration. 
 
Male, 20 December 2004 
 
End text of diplomatic note. 
 
¶3.  (C)  Action Request: The Embassy requests Department's 
guidance on answers to the questions raised in the GORM's 
diplomatic note. 
LUNSTEAD