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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S Sponsored Training

Published: Tue 1 Dec 2009 05:13 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 9926
UNCLAS STATE 122948
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SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ PHUM MASS
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AHMED
REF: BAGHDAD 3076
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 Hadi Ahmed AHMED
POSITION: MG, Director M5 Strategy and Plans Directorate,
Ministry
of Defense
DOB: July 1, 1951
TYPE OF TRAINING: Forth Iraq Aviation and Defense Summit
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 09-11, 2009
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