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Cablegate: Visas Viper Submission

Published: Fri 14 Oct 2005 02:50 PM
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141450Z Oct 05
UNCLAS MADRID 003601
SIPDIS
VISAS VIPER
DEPT FOR CA/VO/L/C AND INR/IC/TIPOFF
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR PTER ASEC CMGT PINR PREL SILVASANDE FERNANDO
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER SUBMISSION
REF: 00 MADRID 04970
1. POST WISHES TO SUBMIT AND/OR UPDATE THE FOLLOWING
NAME AND INFORMATION IN CLASS IN ACCORDANCE WITH VIPER
PROCEDURES:
2. DAILY PRESS OF OCT. 7, 2005 REPORTED THAT FRENCH
AUTHORITIES AGREED TO THE TEMPORARY EXTRADITION TO
SPAIN OF FERNANDO SILVA SANDE, THE ALLEGED LEADER OF
SPANISH LEFT-WING TERRORIST ORGANIZATION "GRAPO"
(GRUPOS DE RESISTENCIA ANTIFASCISTA PRIMERO DE
OCTUBRE), (OCTOBER FIRST ANTI-FASCIST RESISTENCE
GROUP). THE GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A TOTAL OF 82
MURDERS, THREE KIDNAPPINGS, NUMEROUS MINOR BOMBINGS AND
SEVERAL BANK AND ARMORED VEHICLE ROBBERIES). IN SPAIN,
SANDE SERVED AN 11-YEAR SENTENCE AND LATER RESUMED HIS
TERRORIST ACTIVITIES. HE WAS ARRESTED AND SENTENCED
AGAIN IN 1990. IN 1992 HE MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM A
LOCAL PRISON IN GRANADA. IN 2000 HE WAS ARRESTED IN
PARIS AND SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR TERRORIST
ACTIVITIES.
3. NAME: SILVA SANDE, FERNANDO
- GENDER: MALE
- DPOB: MAR. 13, 1954, CARNOTA, LA CORUNA, SPAIN
- CLASS: POSITIVE
- INDIVIDUAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED IN REFTEL UNDER
ERRONEOUS DOB: YEAR 1959. PLEASE CORRECT.
AGUIRRE
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