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Title: JAMAICA: GOJ OFFICIALS RAISE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS

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07KINGSTON8202007-05-25 14:51:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kingston
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TAGS: ECON PGOV PHUM PREL SOCI OAS XM XL JM
SUBJECT: JAMAICA:  GOJ OFFICIALS RAISE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS 
ON LUIS POSADA CARILES 
 
REF: A. STATE 57474 
     ¶B. STATE 69182 
     ¶C. E-MAIL COMMUNICATION FROM D. MCCARTHY ON 
        05/22/2007 
 
Classified By: Charge d'Affaires James T Heg for Reason 1.5 (b) and (d) 
 
 ¶1. (C) Deputy Director of WHA/CAR Karen Williams, DCM, and 
poloff visited Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade 
(MFAFT) Permanent Secretary Ambassador Douglas Saunders on 
May 22. Williams raised the issue of the Government of 
Venezuela's attempts to enlist OAS support in calling for the 
extradition of Luis Posada Cariles to Venezuela.  Saunders 
was unsure where the resolution was in the process or, if it 
were to be formally introduced, what the Government of 
Jamaica's (GOJ) stance would be. 
 
¶2. (C) Saunders did raise concerns regarding the Cariles case 
noting "it does seem from the outside that the (U.S. 
approach) doesn't seem to match the gravity of the event." 
Williams explained the current status of the legal case 
against Cariles and assured Saunders that Cariles is under 24 
hour monitoring.  She further assured Saunders that Cariles 
has not/not been "set free" but still faces charges. 
Williams also noted that part of the ruling from the U.S. 
immigration judge stated in no uncertain terms that Cariles 
cannot be deported to either Cuba or Venezuela because U.S. 
law prohibits deportation of any individual to a nation where 
they may be subjected to torture. 
 
¶3. (C) Saunders stated that the U.S. "seems to be in denial 
that (Cariles) was involved (in a bombing)."  Saunders 
inquired about the nature of the extradition treaty between 
Venezuela and the U.S.  Williams reported that Venezuela's 
request for extradition was "imperfect" and that Venezuela 
had not refilled. 
 
¶4. (C) Saunders pointedly remarked that this case is an 
excellent example of why an institution like the 
International Criminal Court would be useful. He then asked 
whether the U.S. would release Cariles to Guyana.  Williams 
confirmed the U.S. would if Guyana would prosecute him and 
not turn him over to Venezuela or Cuba.  She also noted that 
there is no current court case filed against Cariles in 
Guyana. 
Johnson