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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

Published: Thu 17 Dec 2009 08:22 AM
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P 170822Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1463
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2815
UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000928
SIPDIS
SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ AND EAP/RSP
BANGKOK FOR ILEA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES FOR ILEA "POST
BLAST INVESTIGATION" COURSE, JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 5, 2010 IN
BANGKOK, THAILAND
REF: STATE 113766
1. This is an EAP action cable. See Paragraph Six.
2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.-sponsored
training programs.
3. To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S. sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has
conducted local human rights vetting for the following individuals
selected for the ILEA "Post Blast Investigation" Course, January 25
- February 5, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.
NOMINEES:
NAME: KAO, Ratana (Male)
DPOB: February 1, 1977; Battambang
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Commissioner
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police
NAME: CHUM, Amra (Male)
DPOB: February 1, 1975; Battambang
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Banteay
Meanchey Provincial Police
ALTERNATES:
NAME: LIM, Hengleang (Male)
DPOB: May 16, 1956; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Assistant to the Commissioner General
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Personnel Department
NAME: UN, Samrith (Male)
DPOB: April 12, 1966; Siem Reap
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Banteay
Meanchey Provincial Police
4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the above-mentioned individuals.
5. The individuals will attend the ILEA "Post Blast Investigation"
Course, January 25 - February 5, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. The
course is sponsored by the United States Department of State, with
instruction provided by experts from the United States Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department possesses
any credible information that the individuals named above have been
implicated in gross violations of human rights.
7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Alicia
Gale at galean@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-110.
RODLEY
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