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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0301 0511948
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201948Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1046
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000301

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
COUNTERING IDEOLOGICAL SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM COURSE

1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist
in conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well
as a general name check, of the following Chilean candidates
who have been nominated for U.S. sponsored and funded
training, pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance
Act. Please transmit the results of such, including
information not strictly covered by the Leahy Amendment, to
Embassy.

3. The proposed training is the Countering Ideological
Support for Terrorism Course, which will take place in
Asuncion, Paraguay, March 12 - 16, 2007. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidates appear in
the following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place
of birth and national identification number.

a. Lily Fuentes Campos, Colonel, Carabineros of Chile
(National Police), 3 April 1956, Talcahuano, Chile,
6.624.511-K

b. Daniel Ibaceta Febres, Lieutenant Colonel, Grupo de
Operaciones Policiales Especiales (GOPE), Carabineros de
Chile, 13 April 1962, Chile, 9.240.982-1

c. Carlos Bertens Uthermann, Coronel, Chilean National
Defense Staff, Chilean Army, 8 October 1956, Santiago, Chile,
7.296.859-K

4. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible
information that the candidates have been involved in gross
human rights violations.
KELLY

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