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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S.-Sponsored Training

Published: Fri 19 Feb 2010 03:25 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 1388
UNCLAS STATE 015154
SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS IZ
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S.-SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR MOHAMMED, DLI/INFANTRY ADVANCED LEADER COURSE
REF: BAGHDAD 249
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
lead 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:
FULL NAME: Mohammed Qahtan MOHAMMED
POSITION: SFC/Iraqi Special Operations Force/Counter
Terrorism Service
DOB: Oct 1, 1982
TYPE OF TRAINING: Defense Language Institute/Infantry
Advanced Leader Course
DATES OF TRAINING: March 31, 2010 - August 13, 2010
TRAINING LOCATION: Lackland AFB, TX/Ft Benning, GA
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