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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S Sponsored Training

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2009 02:26 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 0305
UNCLAS STATE 129953
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ PHUM MASS
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-LITHAWI
REF: BAGHDAD 3215
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: Abbas Wannas Abbood AL-LITHAWI
POSITION: Brigadier General/Special Inspections, Inspector
General,
Ministry of Interior
DOB: July 01, 1947
TYPE OF TRAINING: Site visit to observe IG systems and
organizations
incorporating organizational planning, investigations,
inspections
and auditing.
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington D.C., Arlington, VA
DATES OF TRAINING: March 11-22, 2010
CLINTON
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