Viewing cable 09VILNIUS264
Title: OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS ON GTMO DETAINEES

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
09VILNIUS2642009-05-13 06:52:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET Embassy Vilnius
P 130652Z MAY 09
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3486
S E C R E T VILNIUS 000264 
 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/13/2019 
TAGS: PTER PREL KDRG EUN LH
SUBJECT: OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS ON GTMO DETAINEES 
 
REF: A. RICCI-DUNHAM E-MAIL 2/13/09 
     ¶B. VILNIUS 103 
     ¶C. VILNIUS 88 
 
 
Classified By: CDA Damian R. Leader for reasons 1.4(b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (S) On February 13 Post forwarded a list of the GOL's 
questions regarding Guantanamo detainees under consideration 
for resettlement in Lithuania (ref A).  GOL officials thanked 
us May 8 for bio information already provided and passed a 
list of questions that are still outstanding at this time. 
Post requests expedited assistance to respond to these 
questions in order to move forward with transfer 
negotiations. 
 
¶2. (S) The questions below are numbered according to the 
original list of questions sent in ref A.  Some of the 
questions have been slightly updated based on new 
translations by the GOL (note internal numbering). 
 
1g) Threat level - What is the U.S. threat assessment of 
these persons? 
 
1i) Does he have experience in military or terrorist 
operations? 
 
1m) Does this person appear to be religious, is any Islamic 
inclination known /or does he propagate or hold an ideology? 
 
1n) Is the person aggressive (prone to fighting)?  Did the 
person have any kind of problems during his time in 
Guantanamo (for example, protesting, hunger strike or 
similar)? 
 
1o) Is anything known about his world view, is it a radical 
view / perspective (for example:  does he support jihad), how 
does he view Western culture, life, etc? 
 
1s) Is he the head of a family?  If yes, how many family 
members, their personal data, does he intend to invite them 
to Lithuania?  Does he plan to invite other persons to live 
in Lithuania? Note:  We think "other persons" refers to 
extended family members.  End note.  Where are the family 
members at this time? 
 
1t) Health condition (both physical - especially regarding 
infections disease - and psychological) 
 
1z) Does he know how to drive?  Does he have proof (drivers 
license)? 
 
¶3. What kind of status would Lithuania have to give them 
(asylum or residence permit)?  Note:  "Asylum or residence 
permit" is updated language.  End note.  What in general 
would be their status in Lithuania - would they be recognized 
as citizen of a given country or as a stateless person? 
 
¶4.  What commitments from Lithuania or requests of Lithuania 
does the U.S. have concerning these persons?  Note:  This is 
a slightly different question than originally posed.  End 
note. 
 
¶5.  What commitments should Lithuania take regarding these 
people? 
 
¶6.  What kind of security and preventive measures (some kind 
of limits on rights or freedoms) would need to be taken with 
respect to these people?  Would it be advisable to implement 
continual secret surveillance?  For how long?  For the entire 
time in Lithuania or a specific time period? 
 
¶7. How or should Lithuania react if these people later decide 
to leave the country? 
 
¶8.  Should Lithuania implement some kind of 
de-radicalization, adaptation and integration program? 
 
¶9.  Once Lithuania has accepted these people, what do you 
believe will be the reaction of their home country?  Has the 
home country made any attempts to bring them back?  Note: 
Slight change from question originally posed.  End note.  Is 
there any country that seeks to extradite these people? 
 
¶10.  What kind of support (finance, technical, other), if 
any, can Lithuania expect from the U.S. concerning the 
acceptance, adaptation, and surveillance of these people? 
 
LEADER