2010 Freedom Flotilla Information in US Coast Guard Files

Joe Meadors filed this request with the Coast Guard of the United States of America.
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From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the US Coast Guard's files (affidavits, investigative files, interview transcripts, etc.) on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla effort to break the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip. For reference, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_Freedom_Flotilla.

I also request a copy of any communications between the US Coast Guard and the government of Israel pertaining to the 2010 Freedom Flotilla effort.

Please search any "cross-referenced" records relevant to this effort.

Please also search “ELSUR” (Electronic Surveillance) records.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joe Meadors

From: Davis, Terrain D CIV

Good morning,

Please have a representative from your organization contact me concerning the government's response to the above referenced FOIA request. Thank you.

T. DeShawn Davis, Esq.
Attorney Advisor
Office of Claims and Litigation (CG-LCL)
Judge Advocate General
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2703 Martin Luther King Ave. S.E.
Stop 7213
Washington, DC 20593-7213

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From: Coast Guard

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Coast Guard

A copy of documents responsive to the request.