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04KUWAIT1928 2004-06-21 08:14:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kuwait
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(C) GOK INQUIRES ABOUT KUWAITI HELD IN IRAQ

Tags:   PREL OPDC MOPS PHUM IZ KU ICRC 
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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 001928 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/I
TEL AVIV FOR DCM LEBARON
TUNIS FOR NATALIE BROWN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/21/2014
TAGS: PREL OPDC MOPS PHUM IZ KU ICRC
SUBJECT: (C) GOK INQUIRES ABOUT KUWAITI HELD IN IRAQ

Classified By: CDA FRANK URBANCIC; REASON 1.4 (B, D).



1. (U) This is an action request, please see paragraph 3.



2. (C) Post has received a diplomatic note, number 20041331
from MFA Coordination and Follow-Up Department, dated 20 June
2004, marked "Secret" and noting that ICRC informed the GOK
on May 11 that it had registered a Kuwaiti citizen during its
visits to Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He is Abdelrahman
Mobarak Meshakhas Al-Bazali, dob November 20, 1986, arrested
January 1, 2004. The GOK note requests information on
Al-Bazali's current legal status, the possibility of
transferring him to Kuwaiti authorities at the border, and
whether any other Kuwaiti citizens are being held by the
Coalition in Iraq.



3. (U) ACTION REQUESTED: State Department please advise how
we should respond to the GOK.



4. (U) Baghdad minimize considered.
URBANCIC