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08NDJAMENA514 2008-11-07 08:46:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Ndjamena
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GTMO DETAINEE RETURN TO CHAD?

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O 070846Z NOV 08 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6561
					  S E C R E T NDJAMENA 000514 


NOFORN

DEPT FOR AF, S/WCI, DS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/07/2020
TAGS: PREL PTER ASEC CD
SUBJECT: GTMO DETAINEE RETURN TO CHAD?

REF: SARDAR EMAIL 11/07/08

Classified By: DCM REGribbin for reasons 1.4 b&d



1. (S/NF). Summary. Post believes that the question of
returning a Chadian from GTMO to Ndjamena needs to be fully
coordinated inter-agency and with some thought for the
consequences in terms expanding the terrorist threat aimed at
Americans in Chad. On the basis of information available to
us now, we do not believe that a return would be wise. End
Summary.



2. (S/NF) There have been several exchanges of information
between ADCM Gribbin and desk officer Sardar regarding a
possible return. Post advised its view that the GOC would
not be able to incarcerate or monitor an individual in
accordance with American standards and requirements, and that
his running loose here would augment the terrorist threat.
In an email dated Nov. 7, we were advised that the USG would
not ask that the returnee be incarcerated, but if he were to
return would he be mistreated by the GOC? Prior to
responding to that query, the post asks that the entire issue
of a possible return to Chad of a detainee from GTMO be moved
into front channels and coordinated with DOD, CIA and FBI,
all of which appear to be players regarding the topic.



3. (S/NF) Station advises the view from GTMO that this
detainee "poses a high risk to the United States, its
interests and its allies." The Chadian milieu into which he
might enter already contains others who menace us in a
serious fashion. We reiterate that on the basis of what we
know, a return would be unwise.



4. (S/NF) Note that the post has had no recent contact with
the Government of Chad on this issue. Let's not move forward
hastily, but rather ensure that the USG position is fully
coordinated.

NIGRO