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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

Published: Mon 22 Dec 2008 09:08 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 3410
UNCLAS STATE 133685
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SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-ZAYDI
REF: BAGHDAD 3951
1. (U) The Department has reviewed its files and finds that
it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the member of the Iraqi Security
Forces listed below. Department strongly suggests that visa
applications for the individual be filed with as much time as
possible to allow for additional processing procedures that
may be required. 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 this individual, the Embassy
should so inform the Department.
2. (SBU) The name of the proposed candidate (ref a) is as
follows:
NAME: Majid Mohammed Ali AL-ZAYDI
POSITION: Colonel, ISOF Special Forces
DOB: April 20, 1960
TYPE OF TRAINING: Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: January 12 - February 5, 2009
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