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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S Sponsored Training

Published: Wed 9 Sep 2009 03:46 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 8413
UNCLAS STATE 093582
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL POLM
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR SHARSHAHI
REF: BAGHDAD 2109
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: Ali Kareem Hamdi AL-SHARSHAHI
POSITION: First Lietenant/Pilot/Iraqi Air Force/Ministry of
Defense
DOB: August 21, 1983
TYPE OF TRAINING: English Language Training/Pilot Training
TRAINING LOCATION: Defense Language Institute, Lackland, AFB,
TX/Columbus AFB, MS
DATES OF TRAINING: October 7, 2009 - December 15, 2010
CLINTON
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