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DEPT FOR EUR/NCE AARON JENSEN
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL, PARM, IZ, RO SUBJECT: GOR REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM MNF-I AND ITS BAGHDAD EMBASSY IN FACILITATING ACCESS TO MOHAMMAD MUNAF
For your information, Post DOJ Office of Resident Legal Advisor received from Romanian Prosecutor Ciprian Nastasiu a copy of the following two documents concerning assistance in facilitating access to AmCit Mohammad Munaf:
(1) From: Public Ministry of Romania, Prosecutor's Office Attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, General Prosecutor's Office. No: 628/D/P/2005 Dated: 01.11.2006 To: Multinational Force in Iraq, The Competent American Military Authorities
In order to solve the case in our penal file no.628/D/P/2005, in which researches against OMAR HAYSSAM and others are being effected for committing international armament traffic offences in Close and Middle East area, on the grounds of the strategical partnership between the United State of America and Romania, 1546/2004 resolution of the Security Council of UN and of the Cooperation Convention in penal matter between Romania and United States of America in 1999,
We ask you to approve and facilitate the hearing of the American citizen Munaf Mohammad, the son of Munaf and Suat, born on 29 november 1962 in Iraq, who has been in your custody, between 10 November-12 November 2006 as witness, by the Romanian investigation team.
We ask you to approve and facilitate the hearing of the iraqy citiyzens: MAJED MOHAMED HASSAN AL MASHADANI, detainee nr.178545; HASHEM MOHAMAD MAHMOUD ABDALA AL MASHADANI, detainee nr.178544; ABDEL KARIM KHALIL IBRAHIM HAMADI AL FARAJI, detainee nr.178670; MOHAMED HARDAN HASHEM AL ISAWI, detainee nr.200292, who have been in your custody between 10 November-12 November 2006 as witnesses, by the Romanian investigation team.
We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation
Respectfully, yours /s/ Angela Ciurea
(2) From: Public Ministry of Romania, Prosecutor's Office Attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, General Prosecutor's Office. No: 628/D/P/2005 Dated: 01.11.2006 To: The Romanian Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, to His Excellency, Romanian Ambassador
Within the tradition of the collaboration between our institutions, we have the honor to request that you send to the U.S. military authorities of the Multinational Force in Iraq our request for hearing the U.S. citizen Munaf Mohammad, currently under the custody of the U.S. military authorities, as a witness. Our request is that this hearing takes place between November 10 - December 12, 2006; during the same period we also request to be allowed to hear the Iraqi citizens Majed Mohamed Hassan Al Mashadani, nr. 178545; Hashem Mohamad Mahmoud Abdala Al Mashadani, nr. 178544; Abdel Karim Khalil Ibrahim Hamadi Al Faraji, nr. 178670; Mohamed Hardan Hashem Al Asawi, nr. 200292, also as witnesses. These citizens currently are under the custody of the U.S. military authorities.
We mention that the contact person is prosecutor Ciprian Nastasiu, from the Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism Directorate (phone: 0040.724.220.824).
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. /s/ Angela Ciurea