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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

Published: Thu 14 Sep 2006 07:00 PM
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DE RUEHSG #1961 2571900
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141900Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9992
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RUMIAAE/COMSOCSOUTH SIMS HOMESTEAD ARS FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001961
SIPDIS
SIPDIS
STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
THE STRATEGY AND DEFENSE POLICY COURSE
REF: A. COMSOCSOUTH 071600Z NOV 05
B. 05 STATE 83724
1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.
2. Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist
in conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well
as a general name check of the following Chilean candidate
who has been nominated for training in the U.S., pursuant to
the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit
the results of such, including information not strictly
covered by the Leahy Amendment, to Embassy.
3. The proposed training is the Strategy and Defense Policy
Course, sponsored and taught at the U.S. Center for
Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) in Washington, D.C.,
October 16 through November 3, 2006. The Chilean candidate
has been invited to participate as a Guest Instructor. The
name and identifying information of the proposed candidate
appears in the following format: Name, unit, date of birth,
place of birth and national identification number.
a. Ivan Witker Barra, Chilean National Academy of Strategic
and Political Studies, 01 Feb 1957, Concepcion, 7715609-7
4. Embassy has conducted its own review and did not find
credible information that the candidate has been involved in
gross human rights violations.
KELLY
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