Here are FBI Files of world leaders and politicians from around the globe.
Declassified World Leaders FBI Files
|Adulyadej, Bhumibol – [8 Pages, 1.6MB] – Bhumibol Adulyadej (5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty as Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946 he was, at the time of his death, the world’s longest-serving head of state, the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history and the longest-serving monarch having reigned only as an adult, serving for 70 years, 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.|
Castro, Fidel – [761 Pages, 42.82MB] – Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008, and as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, under his administration the Republic of Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and businesses were nationalized, and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, from 1979 to 1983 and from 2006 to 2008.
Havana Cuba Legal Attache Office, 1950s and 1960s – [73 Pages, 44.3MB] – These documents were released after an FOIA appeal. More section may be released, and will be added here, if they are. Open FOIA still pending.
|Hussein, Saddam – [File #1 | File #2] – Saddam Hussein (1937-2006) was the president of Iraq from 1979-2003. In 2003, coalition forces invaded Iraq and deposed Hussein. In 2006, he was tried by the Iraqi Interim Government and convicted of the retaliatory executions of 148 Iraqi Shiites. He was executed on December 30, 2006. File 1 of this release is a March 10, 2005 “Prosecutive Report of Investigation” written for the Iraqi Special Tribunal concerning Hussein’s commission of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. File 2 consists of interviews conducted by the FBI while Hussein was in U.S. custody in 2004; the release’s contents range from 2004 to 2006.|
|Maxwell, Robert – [679 Pages, 33.03 MB] – Ian Robert Maxwell, MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP). He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. His death revealed huge discrepancies in his companies’ finances, including the Mirror Group pension fund, which Maxwell had fraudulently misappropriated.He escaped from Nazi occupation, joining the Czechoslovak Army in exile in World War II and then fighting in the British Army where he was decorated. After the war he worked in publishing, building up Pergamon Press to a major publishing house. After six years as an MP during the 1960s, he again put all his energy into business, successively buying the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan, Inc, among other publishing companies.|
|Muammar Qadhafi – [ 207 Pages, 47.56 MB ] – Muammar Qadhafi* (1942-2011) was the dictatorial ruler of Libya from 1969 to 2011. This release consists of FBI material related to Qadhafi ranging from 1976 to 1989. Investigations include security matters related to Qadhafi’s travel to the United States in 1987, threats by Libyan dissidents against Qadhafi, and Qadhafi’s possible involvement in threats to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Material has been withheld to protect personal privacy, the identities of FBI sources, and classified material. * Name variations include Khadafi, Khaddafy, Gaddafi, and Qadhafi.|
|Rhee, Syngman – [ 148 Pages, 32.93 MB ] – Syngman Rhee (March 26, 1875 – July 19, 1965) was the first president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea as well as the first president of South Korea. When the way for the independence movement in the Japanese colonial period and the comments stood apart, he announced the domestic situation to foreign countries. His latter three-term presidency (August 1948 to April 1960) was strongly affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean peninsula.|
|Sharon, Ariel – [ 148 Pages, 32.93 MB ] – Ariel Sharon (1928 to 2014) was an Israeli politician. This release consists of material related to diplomatic security issues concerning Sharon’s visit to the United States in 1982 and 1991.|
|Trudeau, Pierre Elliott – [ 248 Pages, 56.65MB ] – Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC CH CC QC FSRC (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. (Source: Ernie Lazar)|
| Yew, Lee Kuan (State Department Release) – [60 Pages, 3.0MB ]
Yew, Lee Kuan (FBI Release) – [65 Pages, 4.3MB ] – Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, SPMJ (born Harry Lee Kuan Yew, 16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015), informally known by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. Lee is recognised as the nation’s founding father, with the country described as transitioning from the “third world to first world in a single generation” under his leadership. This is the first of an unclear number of releases. This release was processed by the State Department, since they were the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) for the records. I am unclear, at this time, if additional records will come from the FBI.
The following records exists, but require payment to the FBI to get them released. Due to the volume I request, I can not pay for them all, so if you are interested in one of the files below, and sponsoring the payment, please let me know.
I file quite a few FOIA requests, and sometimes, they don’t always come up with a response. Here is a list of FBI requests that came up with negative results.