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
Â¶B. VILNIUS 103
Â¶C. VILNIUS 88
Classified By: CDA Damian R. Leader for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).
Â¶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
Â¶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
1i) Does he have experience in military or terrorist
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
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
Â¶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?
Â¶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
Â¶5. What commitments should Lithuania take regarding these
Â¶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?
Â¶7. How or should Lithuania react if these people later decide
to leave the country?
Â¶8. Should Lithuania implement some kind of
de-radicalization, adaptation and integration program?
Â¶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?
Â¶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?