US embassy cable - 00HARARE3277

CUBAN DOCTORS SHUFFLED TO ANOTHER IMMIGRATION HOLDING FACILITY

Identifier: 00HARARE3277
Wikileaks: View 00HARARE3277 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Harare
Created: 2000-06-19 11:38:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREF PGOV PHUM PREL ZI CU
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191138Z Jun 00

 

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6343
INFO USINT HAVANA PRIORITY 
COMMISSIONER USINS WASHDC PRIORITY
AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE PRIORITY 
AMEMBASSY LUSAKA 
AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
USMISSION GENEVA 
AMEMBASSY CAIRO 
AMEMBASSY ABIDJAN 
AMEMBASSY NAIROBI 
AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 003277 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR PRM A/S TAFT, PRM/A, PRM/AAA, AF/S, AF/PD, 
WHA/CCA 
NAIROBI FOR REFCOORD AND INS 
ROME FOR INS 
LONDON FOR PFLAUMER 
 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/16/10 
TAGS: PREF, PGOV, PHUM, PREL, ZI, CU 
SUBJECT: CUBAN DOCTORS SHUFFLED TO ANOTHER IMMIGRATION 
HOLDING FACILITY 
 
REF: A). STATE 115930 (NOTAL) 
 
     B). HARARE 3264 
 
CLASSIFIED BY DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION EARL M. IRVING FOR 
REASONS 1.5 B/D. 
 
1. (C) UNHCR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OLUSEYI BAJULAIYE 
TOLD AMBASSADOR MCDONALD JUNE 17 THAT CUBAN DOCTORS 
LEONEL CORDOVA RODRIGUEZ AND NORIS DEL CARMEN PENA 
MARTINEZ HAD BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM GOROMONZI REMAND 
CENTER TO ANOTHER, UNDISCLOSED (TO US) LOCATION WITHIN 
HARARE, STILL UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE ZIMBABWEAN 
IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES.  BAJULAIYE SAID THAT HE AND 
LOCAL UNHCR REPRESENTATIVE JOHN ADU INSPECTED THE 
LOCATION PRIOR TO THE DOCTORS' TRANSFER AND SATISFIED 
THEMSELVES THAT IT WAS FIT FOR HABITATION.  IN ADDITION, 
THE UNHCR OFFICIAL HAD NO NEWS AS OF JUNE 18 ON PROGRESS 
ON A DECISION BY EITHER THE ZIMBABWEAN GOVERNMENT OR 
PRESIDENT MUGABE ON THE DISPOSITION OF THE DOCTORS.  HE 
ALSO COULD SHED NO LIGHT ON PROGRESS TO IDENTIFY A THIRD 
COUNTRY WILLING TO ACCEPT THE CUBANS IF RELEASE IS 
FINALLY GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT.  (COMMENT: IN SHORT, AS 
OF THIS WRITING FORWARD MOVEMENT HERE ON THE CASE 
REMAINS STALLED.  END COMMENT). 
 
2.  (SBU) THE EMBASSY'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER HAS 
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LEARNED THAT "THE MIAMI HERALD" REPORTER SANDRA MARQUEZ 
GARCIA IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN HARARE ON JUNE 19.  PER 
REF (A) POST WILL NOT DISCUSS THE CASE WITH HER AND 
REFER ALL HER INQUIRIES TO UNHCR OR THE DEPARTMENT/PA. 
 
MCDONALD 
 
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