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05BAGHDAD4963
2005-12-13 03:00:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Baghdad
Cable title:  

INFORMATION UPDATE ON ALGERIAN DETAINEE

Tags:  MOPS PHUM PGOV KJUS IZ AG XA 
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						UNCLAS BAGHDAD 004963 

SIPDIS

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THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE, ALBEIT UNCLASSIFIED, AND IS NOT
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MOPS PHUM PGOV KJUS IZ AG XA
SUBJECT: INFORMATION UPDATE ON ALGERIAN DETAINEE

REF: ALGIERS 2337



1. (SBU) Post passed Embassy Algiers' request for
information (see Reftel) to Coalition Forces, and
has been informed that Mohmad Ahmed Mohamed Waber
(DPOB 27 SEP 1975, Al Shalaf, Algeria) was detained
on 21 May 2005 inside a targeted terrorist safe
house. Mr. Waber has been referred to the Central
Criminal Court of Iraq for trial. Mr. Waber, who is
held at the Coalition's Camp Bucca detention
facility near Um Qasr, was not in possession of a
passport or other national identification at the
time of his detention.



2. (SBU) Post notes that Section V of the Fourth
Geneva Convention (Articles 136-141) addresses the
responsibility of detaining powers to transmit
information concerning persons detained. Article
137 makes an exception for those situations in which
the information's transmission "might be detrimental
to the person concerned or to his or her relatives."
Post defers to the Department on whether this
provision is applicable - either legally or as a
matter of policy - in this case, and to Embassy
Algiers as to its assessment of whether passing
details of Mohamed's detention to the GOA might have
any possible detrimental effect on Mohamed or his
relatives.
KHALILZAD