US embassy cable - 00HARARE3485

CUBAN DOCTORS LIKELY TO BE RETURNED TO GOROMONZI DETENTION CENTER

Identifier: 00HARARE3485
Wikileaks: View 00HARARE3485 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Harare
Created: 2000-06-26 14:46:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREF PGOV PHUM PREL ZI CU
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6440
INFO USINT HAVANA PRIORITY 
COMMISSIONER USINS WASHDC PRIORITY
AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM PRIORITY 
AMEMBASSY LUSAKA 
AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
USMISSION GENEVA 
AMEMBASSY NAIROBI 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
C O N F I D E N T I A L HARARE 003485 
 
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 
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LONDON FOR PFLAUMER 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/26/10 
TAGS: PREF, PGOV, PHUM, PREL, ZI, CU 
SUBJECT: CUBAN DOCTORS LIKELY TO BE RETURNED TO 
GOROMONZI DETENTION CENTER 
 
REF: HARARE 3397 (NOTAL) 
 
CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR TOM MCDONALD FOR REASONS 1.5 
B/D. 
 
1. (C) ON JUNE 26 UNHCR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OLUSEYI 
BAJULAIYE TOLD CONSUL THAT CUBAN DOCTORS LEONEL CORDOVA 
RODRIGUEZ AND NORIS DEL CARMEN PENA MARTINEZ WERE STILL 
AT THE RHODESVILLE REMAND CENTER, WHERE THE GOVERNMENT 
HAD MOVED THEM ON JUNE 17.  HE THOUGHT THAT THE CUBANS 
WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE GOROMONZI DETENTION CENTER IN 
THE NEXT FEW DAYS, AS THE RHODESVILLE FACILITY WAS ONLY 
A TRANSIT CENTER.  THE UNHCR REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED 
THAT HIS STAFF STILL ENJOYS DAILY ACCESS TO THE CUBANS, 
WHO WERE RESIGNED TO THE TRANSFER.  NEVERTHELESS, 
BAJULAIYE TOLD CONSUL THAT HE INTENDS TO PROTEST THE 
CUBANS' TRANSFER, COMPLAINING THAT GOROMONZI DETENTION 
CENTER IS LOCATED TOO FAR FROM HARARE.  HE ALSO INTENDED 
TO REGISTER HIS CONCERN ABOUT THE CUBANS' SAFETY AT 
GOROMONZI. 
 
2.  (C) G. GARRETT GRIBSBY OF SENATOR HELMS' STAFF ASKED 
AMBASSADOR MCDONALD FOR ASSISTANCE IN DELIVERING A "CARE 
PACKAGE" TO THE CUBANS, AS HE WAS UNDER INSTRUCTIONS TO 
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PUT IT IN THE CUBANS' HANDS.  THE AMBASSADOR REFERRED 
HIM TO BAJULAIYE AND INDICATED TO GRIBSBY THAT IT WAS 
UNLIKELY THAT THE GOZ WOULD AGREE TO HIS REQUEST.  THE 
SENATOR STAFFER INTENDS TO MEET WITH BAJULAIYE THE 
EVENING OF JUNE 26 TO PURSUE A STRATEGY TO FULFILL HIS 
MISSION. 
 
MCDONALD 
 
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