|Submitted||Nov. 8, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I'm looking for any records pertaining to Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, including:
a. records pertaining to the murders of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes on June 1, 1981 in Seattle, WA
b. records pertaining to the trials in King County, Washington of State v Pompeyo Guloy, State v Jimmy Ramil, State v Fortunato Dictado, State v Constantino Baruso for involvement in the murders of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes
c. records pertaining to the activities of the Committee for Justice for Viernes and Domingo from 1981 - 1991
d. records pertaining to the lawsuits related to the deaths of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, including Domingo et al. v. Marcos and Domingo et al. v. Republic of Philippines, filed in US District Court
The request is being made by a graduate student at Stanford University for research purposes. I request that fees associated with the request be waived.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.
Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA110815.
Please see the attached, which is this Office's final response to your request. If you have any
questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.
U.S. Department of Justice
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To Assistant Dir. Gerson:
Thank you for your clarification. In response to your stipulation of proof of death (toward receipt of greater access to records pursuant to the original request), here is an article in the New York Times, published on Jan 13, 1990, that describes Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes as slain, in the second paragraph:
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