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Cablegate: Lebanon: Leahy Vetting for Participants in Ata

Published: Mon 29 Sep 2008 10:30 PM
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SUBJECT: LEBANON: LEAHY VETTING FOR PARTICIPANTS IN ATA
6497: EXPLOSIVE INCIDENT COUNTERMEASURES
REF: BEIRUT 1196
1. (U) In response to referenced Leahy vetting request, the
Department has reviewed its files and finds it possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights at
this time by the members of the Lebanese law enforcement
personnel listed below. Please note that if at any time the
Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding incidents
which could be deemed to be credible information of a gross
violation of human rights by these individuals, the Embassy
should so inform the Department..
2. (U) The following Lebanese law enforcement personnel were
listed in reftel as candidates the Anti Terrorism Assistance
Program (ATA) course, scheduled to begin October 6, 2008.
Leahy Amendment vetting was conducted at post with no
derogatory results.
Name: CH'HAITA, Ziad
Delegation Leader
Rank: Lieutenant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 01/16/1978; Sweika, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail
Name: HARMOUSH, Imad
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 06/08/1972; Samkanieh, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau
Name: KAWAM, Badreddine
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 04/03/1966; Sidon, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Prime Minister's Protective Detail
Name: BOLHOS, Dib
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 11/01/1969; Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau
Name: YOUSSEF, Wissam
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 12/23/1971; Sweiri, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau
Name: FAYYAD, Marwan
Rank: Sergeant Major, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 02/15/1964; Bkifa, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau
Name: ESBER, Chawki
Rank: Sergeant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 07/28/1969; Akkar, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail
Name: TAFESH, Qassem
Rank: Corporal, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 03/20/1977; Katermaya, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail
Name: SAADEH, Michel
Rank: Corporal, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 08/10/1975; Qanat, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau
Name: HAJJAR, Mohamed
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 03/08/1969; Ch'him, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail
3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following statement
to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the Department
of State possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the individuals identified in
paragraph 2 above, as of this date. Post may cite this cable
in response.
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