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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA4912 2006-12-06 09:02 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Manila
VZCZCXRO7461
OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #4912 3400902
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 060902Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4182
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
S E C R E T MANILA 004912

SIPDIS

NOFORN
SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP, S/CT, AND EAP/MTS
STATE ALSO FOR DS/DSS/DO/PETERSON AND
DS/ICI/RFJ/SCHINDEL-GOMBIS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO AND J5
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (LAWLESS/TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/26/2016
TAGS: PTER PINR PINS ASEC PREL ID SN RP
SUBJECT: ADDITIONAL JUSTIFICATION FOR ADDING LITO REBIO TO THE REWARDS FOR JUSTICE LIST

REF: A. MANILA 4389
¶B. MANILA 4388
¶C. 33630-06 OF 050746Z OCT 06
¶D. 33653-06 OF 070134Z OCT 06
¶E. 22774-06 OF 080038Z OCT 06
¶F. 22783-06 OF 092141Z OCT 06
¶G. 22784-06 OF 092240Z OCT 06
¶H. JICPAC OIC HONOLULU HI 100048Z OCT 06
¶I. 3451-06 OF 152319Z OCT 06
¶J. 3/EE/3644-06 OF OCT 06
¶K. 23313-06 OF 050857Z DEC 06
¶L. 34470-06 OF 040438Z DEC06
¶M. 83033-06 OF 240835Z NOV 06

Classified By: (U) Deputy Chief of Mission Paul W. Jones
for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).

¶1. (S/NF) In follow up to ref A, we would like to provide
additional information in support of our request to add Lito
Rebio (AKA Muawiyah, AKA Mu’awiyah, AKA Nique, AKA Muhammad
Ali) to the Department of State’s Rewards For Justice list.
Rebio, a Singapore national, is one of the leading Jemaah
Islamiyah (JI) trainers in the Philippines, and has been
actively involved in assisting Abu Sayyaf and Rajah Solaiman
terrorists. He is a deadly killer who needs to be brought to
justice.

¶2. (S/NF) Intelligence reports (refs C-L) indicate that
Rebio has been involved in planning and providing logistics
and financial support for numerous terrorist attacks in the
Philippines, including the series of bombings in central
Mindanao on October 10 and 11, 2006, which left eight people
dead and 30 wounded. Rebio is directly linked to Abdul Basit
Usman, the perpetrator of the attacks, and is an associate of
Bali bombers Umar Patek and Dulmatin. Purportedly encouraged
by the success of the Mindanao bombing campaign, Rebio is
allegedly planning further attacks in the Manila area, or
possibly funding the travel of Abdul Basit to Cebu.
Additional reporting (ref M) reveals a consistent desire by
Rebio to target western, i.e., U.S., citizens and interests.

¶3. (S/NF) Ghazali Jaafar, the Vice Chairman for Political
Affairs of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), told
Deputy Chief of Mission November 30 that the MILF had no
issue with putting JI financier Zulkifli bin hir AKA Marwan
(ref B) on the Rewards for Justice list, and suggested that
Rebio be added as well. Jaafar implied that the MILF might
be of assistance in bringing the two individuals, as well as
Abdul Basit, to justice.

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