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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S Sponsored Training

Published: Fri 14 Aug 2009 01:12 PM
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P 141312Z AUG 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 7945
UNCLAS STATE 084751
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ PHUM MASS
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL HADDAD
REF: BAGHDAD 2046
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 a
visa application for this 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 is as follows:
NAME: Husam Badr Mahdi AL-HADDAD
POSITION: LTC/Military Pilot/Iraqi Air Force/Ministry of
Defense
DOB: March 18, 1970
TYPE OF TRAINING: King Air Pilot Training Initial
TRAINING LOCATION: Wichita, Kansas (USA)
DATES OF TRAINING: October 18 - November 18, 2009
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