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Cablegate: Thailand: Embassy/State Department Human Rights

Published: Fri 10 Jun 2005 01:00 AM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS BANGKOK 003803
SIPDIS
STATE FOR EAP/BCLTV, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA HUSO, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PREL PHUM TH HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING
SUBJECT: THAILAND: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: LTC. CHARTCHAI CHAIGASAM
REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMO OF 18 MAY 2005
B. STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE
1. (U) This is an action request for human rights
verification required by the Leahy Amendment; see para. 2.
2. (U) JUSMAGTHAI has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting for Ltc Chartchai
CHAIGASAM, Special Warfare Command, who has been selected for
an Official Visit to US Special Operation Command, US
Special Operations Command Pacific from 6 June - 23 June
2005. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by this individual. Embassy
Bangkok Political Counselor, Robert J. Clarke, is the
verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.
BOYCE
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