More DOD documents regarding Guantanamo Bay detainee Abdul Latif Nasser (ISN 244)

Latif Nasser filed this request with the SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command of the United States of America .
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SC 19-027-S

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Completed

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From: Latif Nasser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
memos and incident reports related to Guantanamo detainee Abdul Latif Nasser (ISN 244): 000244 MFR 10-JAN-2008 / 000244 MFR 31-DEC-2007 / 000244 MFR 07-MAY-2007 / 000244 MFR 19- OCT-2007 / 000244 JDG INCIDENT 05-JAN-2008 23:22:00 / 000244 JDG INCIDENT 19-DEC-2007 16:58:00 / 000244 KB 05-JUN-2002.

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.

For fee categorization purposes, I am a representative of the news media. Through this request, I am gathering information for my journalistic work with New York Public Radio. a non-profit public radio news station. Accordingly, I am only required to pay for the direct cost of duplication after the first 100 pages. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II); id. § 552(a)(4)(A)(iv)(II).

Please waive any applicable fees. Release of the information is not primarily in my commercial interest and will contribute significantly to public understanding of government operations and activities. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). This information is in the public interest because it will shed light on the treatment of this particular Guantanamo detainee, as well as on our government's grounds for holding him which costs taxpayers millions of dollars per year.

Please provide expedited processing of this request which concerns a matter of urgency. As a public radio reporter / producer, I am primarily engaged in disseminating information. The public has an urgent need for information about the case of Guantanamo detainee Abdul Latif Nasser ISN 244 because he remains in detention despite being unanimously cleared for transfer two and a half years ago. The fact that the government has withheld Nasser for seemingly no reason - at a cost to taxpayers of approximately $11M/year (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nationworld/world/americas/guantanamo/article2163210.html) - undermines any sense of due process, our standing among our allies, and yes, public confidence. As a major public radio outlet, we are doing a series dedicated entirely to his case which will considerably raise the profile of the story of this man who is being held back despite a promise of release, and without these files, will certainly add to public mistrust of the government. I certify that my statements concerning the need for expedited processing are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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.

Sincerely,

Latif Nasser

From:

Mr. Nasser,

We're diligently working in your FOIA request. Please cite your request case control number (SC 19-027-S) for any future inquiries. Thank you!

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

Mr. Nasser,

Our agency continue working in FOIA request. However, please note that we have over 250 action ahead of yours; thus, it will take time to fully complete this action.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

Mr. Nasser,

We continue working in your FOIA request.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: Latif Nasser

Hello again Mr. Villalobos,
Hope you are well. I'm still very eager to see all of these documents related to Guantanamo detainee Abdul Latif Nasser (ISN 244), which is why I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 11, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed or if there is anything else I could do to help speed this up. Thanks again!
Latif

From: Latif Nasser

Hello again Mr. Villalobos,
Hope you are well. I'm still very eager to see all of these documents related to Guantanamo detainee Abdul Latif Nasser (ISN 244), which is why I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request (SC 19-027-S), copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 11, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed or if there is anything else I could do to help speed this up. Thanks again!
Latif

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Nasser,

Our agency is still pending response from a tasked office. Thank you for your patience.

v/r
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Mr. Nasser,

We’re still pending response from an outside agency.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

Mr. Nasser,

Our office is diligently working on your case (SC 19-027-S); however due to the current situation is going to take us a little more time to complete the initial review of the responsive material and determined if consultations reviews with outside agencies will be necessary.

Thank you for your patience.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

Mr. Naser,

The agency reviewing the potential responsive material informed our office that due to COVID-19 related delays it's going to take them an additional 60 to 90 days to complete their review.

Thank you for your patience.

v/r

Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

Mr. Naser,

SC 19-027-S. Our agency is still pending response from the consulted outside agency.

Thank you for your patience.

v/r
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Requester,

Please see attached signed final response.

Thank you for your patience.

v/r
Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd | Doral, FL 33172
Office: 305-437-1108
DSN: 567-1108
Fax: 305-437-1320
OMB: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.mil
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov

From: SOUTHCOM - US Southern Command

Mr. Naser,

Please see attached final response. Our agency initially emailed this final response on 12/29/2020.

Very Respectfully,

Mr. Marco T. Villalobos
Command FOIA Manager
United States Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd St | Doral, FL 33172
P: 305.437.1108 | DSN: 567.1108
FAX: 305.437.1320
NIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.mil
SIPR: marco.t.villalobos.civ@mail.smil.mil
JWICS: Marco.T.Villalobos@coe.ic.gov
Office: southcom.miami.sc-cc.mbx.southcomfoia@mail.smil.mil

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