Scott Weinhold

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Scott Weinhold

Scott Weinhold is the public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, a position he has held since August 2006. [1]

According to a U.S. Embassy publication, Weinhold "joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1992 and spent his first tour at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer in charge of the China Fulbright Program. From 1996—98, he was the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate Gen- eral in Chengdu, China. He was then assigned to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 1999-2001, where he helped establish the first official U.S. presence in that city since the fall of Saigon in 1975. He was Public Af- fairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 2002 until July 2006." [2] (Pdf)

Weinhold Meets David Hicks in Guantanamo Bay

In January 2007 the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer sought to downplay concerns about the mental health of an Australian citizen, David Hicks, who has been imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay since January 2002. "A visit took place just a few days ago ... and the report of that meeting was that he was healthy. There was no suggestion that he was suffering from mental illness," Downer said in a radio interview. [3]. Downer refused to disclose who it was that had met Hicks. The Australian reported that "the assessment of Hicks's health was made by the public affairs officer at the US embassy during a three-minute meeting on January 12 where Hicks refused to speak." The official was Scott Weinhold.

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