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EL GOBIERNO DESPRECIÓ LA CAUSA DE RUANDA EN LA AN

Cable en el que se desaconseja el viaje de algunos de los militares procesados a EE UU

  • La Embajada en Madrid pide a su Gobierno que "extreme la precaución" si está considerando que algunos de los acusados viajen para recibir formación.
  • Cree que si hubiera un conflicto se pondría en peligro la petición de extradición que EE UU tiene pendiente a su vez sobre el traficante de armas Al Kassar.
  • Se compara el caso ruandés con el de Pinochet o Rumsfeld.
ID:
145720
Etiquetas:
PREL, PHUM, SP
Fecha:
2008-03-13 16:50:00
RefID:
08MADRID313
Origen:
Embassy Madrid
Clasificación:
CONFIDENTIAL
Destino:
08KIGALI107
08MADRID201
08MADRID312
08MADRID7
Encabezado:
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RUEHLGB/AMEMBASSY KIGALI PRIORITY 0031
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 1037
RUEHKI/AMEMBASSY KINSHASA PRIORITY 0030
RUEHDR/AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM PRIORITY 0120
RUEHJB/AMEMBASSY BUJUMBURA PRIORITY 0004
RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA PRIORITY 3363
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0878
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RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0078
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0421
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/13/2018
TAGS: PREL, PHUM, SP
SUBJECT: RWANDAN INDICTMENTS UPDATE

REF: A. SAMSON-CASEY E-MAIL 12 MARCH AND PREVIOUS
B. MADRID 201
C. KIGALI 107
D. MADRID 007
E. MADRID 312

Classified By: DCM Hugo Llorens for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

1. (C) Post urges extreme caution in allowing Rwandan
military personnel indicted by the Spanish judiciary to
travel to the U.S. for government-sponsored training. We
cannot predict how the Spanish judiciary or government may
respond should it become known that an individual wanted in
connection with the torture and murder of four Spanish
citizens is attending a U.S. military conference at USG
expense.

2. (C) Per ref. B, post has made inquiries regarding the
likelihood and timing of a Spanish request for Interpol red
notices for the 40 individuals indicted by Spanish judge
Fernando Andreu on February 6. An MFA contact said February
22 that he understood a request for Interpol red notices
would be forthcoming. However, these inquiries were solely
in the context of the possible impact on the Rwandan military
attache currently accredited in the United States and did not
contemplate active mil-mil cooperation with indicted
individuals. Of course, if there is a compelling reason for
allowing indicted Rwandan military personnel to the travel to
the U.S., we could try to explain that to the Spanish and ask
their forbearance.

3. (C) Post cannot evaluate the validity of the case and
defers to the analysis by Embassy Kigali (ref. C). Spanish
MFA contacts have said privately that this is an example of
Spanish judges using their judicial independence to pursue a
political agenda, similar to previous indictments of Augusto
Pinochet and Donald Rumsfeld. However, because specific
individuals are indicted in connection with the deaths of
Spanish citizens, we should expect that the Spanish
government will proceed diligently should the judiciary seek
an extradition. It is highly probable that such a
controversial subject would land in the media.

4. (C) LEGATT confirmed that a bilateral extradition could
take over a year to complete. However, the Spanish judiciary
could, if so inclined, process and deliver a provisional
arrest request in keeping with the U.S.-Spain MLAT in the
span of a day. While such a request might not compel an
arrest inside the U.S., the genie would be out of the bottle,
so to speak. USG failure to comply with such a request could
have serious public relations implications for the U.S. in
Spain, if not elsewhere.

5. (C) We have one other, very specific concern. Post is
currently placing maximum pressure on the GOS to approve the
U.S. extradition request for the notorious Syrian arms dealer
Monzer Al-Kassar (ref D,E). A dust-up with Spain over the
extradition of someone accused of genocide and complicity in
the deaths of Spanish citizens would only make it more
difficult for the Spanish government to approve Al-Kassar's
extradition.
AGUIRRE;"