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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

Published: Wed 13 Aug 2008 03:18 PM
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PP RUEHWEB
DE RUEHSG #0740 2261518
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 131518Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3587
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000740
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE
STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM, CD1D FOR BROWN, JOHNS
SOUTHCOM FOR EVANS, FINLAY
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS COURSE
Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.
1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.
2. (SBU) 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 Air Force officer who
has been nominated to participate in U.S. funded training, 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 if possible by no later than September
3.
3. (SBU) The proposed training is the International Intelligence
Applications Course, to be held at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas,
between September 10 and December 12, 2008. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidate appear in the
following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth
and national identification number.
Cristian H. ARELLANO Troncoso, Captain, Intelligence Directorate,
Chilean Air Force, 01/26/1975, Santiago, 10.343.390-8
4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance with
this request. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found
credible information that the candidate has been involved in gross
human rights violations.
SIMONS
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