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05PANAMA1651 2005-08-08 19:01:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Panama
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PANAMA: GITMO TALKING POINTS DELIVERED TO MFA

Tags:   KISL KPAO PGOV PREL LABOR HUMAN RIGHTSPOLMIL 
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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L PANAMA 001651

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN
PROSPER S/SCI

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/04/2015
TAGS: KISL KPAO PGOV PREL LABOR HUMAN RIGHTSPOLMIL
SUBJECT: PANAMA: GITMO TALKING POINTS DELIVERED TO MFA

REF: STATE 139288

Classified By: Political Counselor Richard S. Sacks for
reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).



1. (C) PolOff delivered GITMO talking points to MFA Deputy
International Organizations and Commissions Director Nubia
Lezcano on August 2. PolOff emphasized that detainees are
held at Guantanamo Bay for security reasons and that
interrogations of inmates have provided over 4,000 reports of
actionable intelligence. PolOff also emphasized USG policy
against any forms of torture and that Guantanamo Bay has been
visited by the Red Cross, American politicians, and members
of the international media. Lezcano agreed to disseminate
the information within the MFA and the Government of Panama.
Embassy will report any further developments to the
Department.


ARREAGA