Diplomatic Cables

US Diplomatic Cables relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watch Tower Society

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us diplomatic cables 1973-1976

us diplomatic cables subject jehovah's witnesses

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16 Mar 1973 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES>  Dept of State  – Malawi | Zambia –
28 Mar 1973 <ANTI- SEMITISM IN GREECE>  Dept of State  – Greece –
17 Apr 1973 <SECRETARY’ S FOREIGN POLICY REPORT>  Dept of State – Kenya | Malawi | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia –
19 Apr 1973 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Maputo, Mozambique – Malawi | Portugal | STATE BLANTYRE | Secretary of State |South Africa | United Nations (Geneva) | Zambia –
27 Apr 1973 <KENYA BANS JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Nairobi, Kenya – Bureau of African Affairs | Secretary of State –
11 May 1973 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ORDERED OUT> Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Bureau of African Affairs | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Secretary of State –
22 May 1973 <ARTICLE ON JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES REFUGEES> Maputo, Mozambique – Malawi | Portugal | STATE BLANTYRE | Secretary of State |South Africa | United Nations (Geneva) | Zambia –
09 Jun 1973 <GOU BANS CERTAIN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS> Kampala, Uganda – Bureau of African Affairs | Kenya | Rwanda | Secretary of State | Tanzania | United Kingdom –
18 Jun 1973 <EXPULSION OF SOME RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS FROM UGANDA> Kampala, Uganda – Bureau of African Affairs | Secretary of State –
23 Aug 1973 <AUGUST 23 EA PRESS SUMMARY> Dept of State – Australia | Cambodia | China | Commander in Chief US Pacific Command | Hungary | Indonesia | Japan | Joint Economic Commission | Laos | New Zealand | Philippines | Poland | Russia | South Korea | Taiwan | Thailand | Vietnam –
27 Sep 1973 <CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING TURKISH TREATMENT OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Dept of State – Turkey –
21 Dec 1973 <SOUTH AFRICAN VISAS PROBLEMS FOR WATCHTOWER OFFICIALS SUITER AND HENSCHEL> Dept of State – South Africa –
03 Jan 1974 <SOUTH AFRICAN VISAS: WATCHTOWER SOCIETY OFFICIALS> Pretoria, South Africa – Secretary of State –
11 Jan 1974 <JANUARY 11 EA PRESS SUMMARY> Dept of State – China | Coast Guard | Commander in Chief US Pacific Command | Fiji | Group Destinations | Joint Economic Commission | Thailand | Vietnam –
21 Jan 1974 <AIRCRAFT HIJACKING> Bogotá, Colombia – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
19 Feb 1974 <CHILDREN OF GOD MISSIONARIES IMPRISONED IN CASABLANCA> Dept of State – Morocco –
08 Apr 1974 <W/W SHIRLEY (MRS. JAMES ROBINSON)> Dept of State – Honduras –
23 Apr 1974 <POLITICAL PRISONERS> Madrid, Spain – Commander in Chief European Command Vaihingen Germany | Dept of State | France | Greece | North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) | Portugal | Secretary of State | U.S. Mission to European Union (formerly EC) (Brussels) | United Kingdom –
09 Sep 1974 <CONVICTION OF 16 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Thessaloniki, Greece – Dept of State | Athens, Greece | Secretary of State –
03 Oct 1974 <DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE BY NON-USG SOURCES> Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
25 Oct 1974 <MORE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SENTENCED> Thessaloniki, Greece – Dept of State | Athens, Greece | Secretary of State –
24 Mar 1975 <MOZAMBIQUE REFUGEE SITUATION> Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Dept of State | Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | Lisbon, Portugal | Secretary of State | Cape Town, South Africa | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | United Nations (Geneva) | United Nations (New York) | Lusaka, Zambia –
05 Jun 1975 <W/W MILDRED MAY MILLER> Medellín, Colombia – Bogotá, Colombia | Department of State | Secretary of State –
10 Jun 1975 <SAMORA MACHEL’S SPEECHES CAUSE ALARM> Maputo, Mozambique – Luanda, Angola | Gaborone, Botswana | Commander in Chief Atlantic Command Norfolk Virginia | Commander in Chief European Command Vaihingen Germany | Department of State | Blantyre, Malawi | Lisbon, Portugal | Secretary of State | Cape Town, South Africa | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | Lusaka, Zambia –
12 Jul 1975 <HUMAN RIGHTS – POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY> Madrid, Spain – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
01 Sep 1975 <MORE ARRESTS IN MOZAMBIQUE> Maputo, Mozambique – AMEMBWSSY MBABANE | Gaborone, Botswana | Brasilia, Brazil | CINCLANT FOR POALAD | Commander in Chief European Command Vaihingen Germany | Dept of State | Blantyre, Malawi | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | U.S. Mission to the United Nations | London, United Kingdom | Lusaka, Zambia –
05 Sep 1975 <MOZAMBIQUE/CIA> Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Dept of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | Secretary of State | Johannesburg, South Africa | Pretoria, South Africa | Lusaka, Zambia –
09 Sep 1975 <DETAINED AMCIT MISSIONARIES> Maputo, Mozambique – Dept of State | Blantyre, Malawi | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | United Nations (New York) | Lusaka, Zambia –
17 Oct 1975 <GPRM INTENSIFIES ATTACK AGAINST ORGANIZED RELIGION> Maputo, Mozambique – Luanda, Angola | Gaborone, Botswana | Department of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Blantyre, Malawi | Lisbon, Portugal | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | United Nations (New York) | United States Information Agency | Lusaka, Zambia –
22 Oct 1975 <ATTACK IN LIMA PRESS AGAINST U.S. MISSIONARIES> Lima, Peru – Santiago, Chile | Bogotá, Colombia | Dept of State | Panama City, Panama | Secretary of State –
26 Oct 1975 <MOZAMBIQUE FOUR MONTHS AFTER INDEPENDENCE> Maputo, Mozambique – Luanda, Angola | Gaborone, Botswana | United States Liaison Office Peking, China | Commander in Chief Atlantic Command Norfolk Virginia | Commander in Chief European Command Vaihingen Germany | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Dept of State | Nairobi, Kenya | MOSBOW | Blantyre, Malawi | Lisbon, Portugal | Secretary of State | Johannesburg, South Africa | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | United Nations (New York) | United States Information Agency | Lusaka, Zambia –
03 Nov 1975 <MASSIVE URBAN SECURITY SWEEP ON OCTOBER 31> Maputo, Mozambique – Dept of State | Blantyre, Malawi | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | Lusaka, Zambia –
03 Nov 1975 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN MALAWI> Dept of State – Blantyre, Malawi | Lusaka, Zambia –
12 Nov 1975 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN MALAWI> Dept of State – Blantyre, Malawi | United Nations (New York) | Lusaka, Zambia –
14 Nov 1975 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN MALAWI> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State | U.S. Mission to the United Nations | Lusaka, Zambia –
21 Nov 1975 <PRES BANDA INVOKES IMAGE OF THE ENEMY ON NORTHERN REGION TOUR> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Maputo, Mozambique | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Lusaka, Zambia –
17 Dec 1975 <CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY CONCERNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State | Lusaka, Zambia –
17 Dec 1975 <SITUATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN MALAWI> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State | Lusaka, Zambia –
20 Dec 1975 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Dept of State – Blantyre, Malawi | United Nations (New York) | Lusaka, Zambia –
22 Dec 1975 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
23 Dec 1975 <DEPORTATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Lusaka, Zambia – Dept of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | Secretary of State | Johannesburg, South Africa –
30 Dec 1975 <DEPORTATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Lusaka, Zambia – Gaborone, Botswana | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Department of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania –
31 Dec 1975 <ALICE LENSHINA, OTHER DETAINEES RELEASED> Lusaka, Zambia – Gaborone, Botswana | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Department of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania –
31 Dec 1975 <LETTER IN REPLY TO INQUIRIES CONCERNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State | Lusaka, Zambia –
02 Jan 1976 <LETTER IN REPLY TO INQUIRIES CONCERNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Dept of State – Blantyre, Malawi | Lusaka, Zambia –
06 Jan 1976 <ALLEGED PERSECUTION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Blantyre, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State | Lusaka, Zambia –
12 Jan 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Dept of State – Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | United Nations (New York) | Lusaka, Zambia –
29 Jan 1976 <EMBASSY COMMENTS ON DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY IN ZAMBIA> Lusaka, Zambia – Gaborone, Botswana | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Department of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Blantyre, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | Moscow, Russia | Secretary of State | Cape Town, South Africa | Pretoria, South Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom –
16 Apr 1976 <AZONHIHO THREATENS EXPULSION OF EXPATRIATES JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES : CALLS THEM PAID CIA AGENTS> Cotonou, Benin – Accra, Ghana | OTTOWA | STATE ACCRA | Secretary of State –
19 Apr 1976 <GOP ANNOUNCES JANUARY 1977 TERMINATION OF SIL OPERATIONS> Lima, Peru – Bogotá, Colombia | Dept of State | Panama City, Panama | Secretary of State –
28 Apr 1976 <EXPATRIATE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ARRESTED; SECT’S PROPERTY (AMERICAN-OWNED) CONFISCATED> Cotonou, Benin – Ottawa, Canada | Dept of State | Lagos, Nigeria | Secretary of State | Lomé, Togo –
29 Apr 1976 <RELEASE TWO AMCIT MISSIONARIES> Maputo, Mozambique – Brasilia, Brazil | Dept of State | Lisbon, Portugal | Secretary of State | Cape Town, South Africa | Pretoria, South Africa | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | Lusaka, Zambia –
30 Apr 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Cotonou, Benin – Accra, Ghana | Lagos, Nigeria | Secretary of State –
09 May 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES PROPERTY IN BENIN> Dept of State – Cotonou, Benin | COTONOU ACCRA OTTAWA | Ottawa, Canada | Accra, Ghana –
12 May 1976 <BANDA EXPELS GOANS> Lilongwe, Malawi – Dept of State | Nairobi, Kenya | Maputo, Mozambique | Secretary of State | Cape Town, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | Lusaka, Zambia –
25 May 1976 <MALAWIAN AMB. MUWAMBA MEETS WITH ASST. SECY. SCHAUFELE> Dept of State – Gaborone, Botswana | Lilongwe, Malawi | Maputo, Mozambique | United Nations (New York) –
25 May 1976 <DAILY ACTIVITY REPORTS FROM THE BUREAUS> Dept of State – Secretary of State | US Delegation Secretary –
06 Jul 1976 <SCRANTON VISIT – MALAWI> Dept of State – Lilongwe, Malawi | United Nations (New York) –  
23 Jul 1976 <THREATENED CLOSURE BY GOA OF WATCHTOWER AND BIBLE TRACT SOCIETY (JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN ARGENTINA)> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
27 Jul 1976 <REQUEST FOR ASYLUM> Seoul, South Korea – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
03 Aug 1976 <HUMAN RIGHTS SUB-COMMISSION COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP> Geneva, Switzerland – Dept of State | Monrovia, Liberia | Secretary of State | United Nations (New York) –
06 Aug 1976 <THREATENED CLOSURE BY GOA OF WATCHTOWER AND BIBLE TRACT SOCIETY> Dept of State – Buenos Aires, Argentina –
06 Aug 1976 <THREATENED CLOSURE BY GOA OF WATCHTOWER AND BIBLE TRACT SOCIETY (JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN ARGENTINA)> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Secretary of State –
23 Aug 1976 <DISSOLUTION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESS CHURCH IN THE CAR> Bangui, Central African Republic – Yaoundé, Cameroon | Ottawa, Canada | N’Djamena, Chad | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Dept of State | Bonn, Germany | Secretary of State –
26 Aug 1976 <MOZAMBIQUE ASSESSMENT (3): DOMESTIC POLICY GOALS AND PERFORMANCE> Maputo, Mozambique – Gaborone, Botswana | Nairobi, Kenya | Lilongwe, Malawi | Lisbon, Portugal | Secretary of State | Pretoria, South Africa | Mbabane, Swaziland | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | London, United Kingdom | Lusaka, Zambia –
01 Sep 1976 <THREATENED CLOSURE BY GOA OF WATCHTOWER AND BIBLE TRACT SOCIETY> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
10 Sep 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Dept of State – Buenos Aires, Argentina –
14 Sep 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
15 Sep 1976 <DISSOLUTION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESS CHURCH IN THE CAR> Bangui, Central African Republic – Yaoundé, Cameroon | Ottawa, Canada | N’Djamena, Chad | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Dept of State | Bonn, Germany | Secretary of State –
15 Sep 1976 <TRAVEL TO MALAWI> Dept of State – Lilongwe, Malawi | Secretary of State | Johannesburg, South Africa | US Delegation Secretary | United Nations (New York) | Lusaka, Zambia –
16 Sep 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
19 Sep 1976 <TEXACO AND JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ASSETS IN BENIN> Dept of State – Cotonou, Benin | COTONOU LAGOS | Lagos, Nigeria –
21 Sep 1976 <DIFFERENTIAL ALLOWANCE FOR BUENOS AIRES> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
23 Sep 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ASSETS IN BENIN> Lagos, Nigeria – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
28 Sep 1976 <ARGENTINA – HUMAN RIGHTS OBS REPORT> Dept of State – Buenos Aires, Argentina –
02 Oct 1976 <CONGRESSIONAL REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INFO> Dept of State – Maputo, Mozambique –
18 Oct 1976 <HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVANCE REPORT> Dept of State – Athens, Greece –
23 Oct 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ASSETS IN BENIN> Dept of State – Cotonou, Benin | Lagos, Nigeria –
23 Oct 1976 <CLEARANCE OF DRAFT HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVANCE REPORT> Dept of State – Lusaka, Zambia –
03 Nov 1976 <CLEARANCE OF DRAFT HUMAN RIGHTS OBS REPORT> Dept of State – Nairobi, Kenya –
05 Nov 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Dept of State – Buenos Aires, Argentina –
08 Nov 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ASSETS IN BENIN> Cotonou, Benin – ACCRA LAGOS | Accra, Ghana | Lagos, Nigeria | Secretary of State –
09 Nov 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CONTINUING COURT FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
10 Nov 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESS ASSETS IN BENIN> Accra, Ghana – Cotonou, Benin | Lagos, Nigeria | Secretary of State –
12 Nov 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ASSETS IN BENIN> Lagos, Nigeria – Cotonou, Benin | COTONOU ACCRA | Accra, Ghana | Secretary of State –
19 Nov 1976 <REPORT OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL> Dept of State – Athens, Greece –
30 Nov 1976 <CONFISCATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESS ASSETS IN BENIN> Lagos, Nigeria – Cotonou, Benin | Secretary of State –
30 Nov 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES> Buenos Aires, Argentina – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
30 Nov 1976 <ARREST CASE: W/W: PHILIP PAUL WILSON> Yaoundé, Cameroon – N’Djamena, Chad | Secretary of State –
02 Dec 1976 <JEHOVAH’S WITNESS PREACHER ARREST CASE: W/W: PHILIP PAUL WILSON> N’Djamena, Chad – Yaoundé, Cameroon | Secretary of State –
10 Dec 1976 <HUMAN RIGHTS, MALAWI AND SECURITY ASSISTANCE> Dept of State – Lilongwe, Malawi –
13 Dec 1976 <MALAWI, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SECURITY SUPPORTING ASSISTANCE (SSA)> Lilongwe, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
13 Dec 1976 <COMMENTS AND SUGGESTED REVISIONS OF DRAFT TEXT OF REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN MALAWI> Lilongwe, Malawi – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
30 Dec 1976 <PFOR, DM SUBJ: COTONOU BRIDGE LETTER OF CREDIT> Cotonou, Benin – Dept of State | Secretary of State –
 

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