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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Acota Training

VZCZCXYZ0018
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLGB #0303 0851358
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261358Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3949

UNCLAS KIGALI 000303

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/E, DRL/PHD, POM/RSAT AND L/PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM MASS MARR RW
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR ACOTA TRAINING

1. (U) This is an action request, please see paragraph 2.

2. (SBU) Per Leahy Amendment human rights vetting
requirements, please screen Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF)
officer LtCol Ruvovico Mugisha. LtCol Mugisha is the
Commanding Officer of the RDF's 51st Battalion, 301st
Brigade, 4th Division, due to receive ACOTA training
beginning 2 April. Post has discovered no derogatory
information on LtCol Mugisha from web searches and post
reporting.

3. (U) Post regrets the late notification and requests that
vetting be completed as soon as possible and no later than 30
March to allow training to begin as scheduled on 2 April.

4. (U) Post point of contact is poloff George Learned,
learnedg@state.gov, 250.505.601 ext 3311.

ARIETTI

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