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Cablegate: Chile: Legat Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0416 0712232
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 122232Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1162
INFO RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000416

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM PREL SNAR PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: LEGAT REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
THE LATIN AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
SEMINAR

REF: CHA - GALVIN EMAIL 12 MARCH 2007

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 training in the U.S., 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 Latin American Law
Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LALEEDS), which
will take place at the FBI Academy, Quantico VA, March 31 -
April 27, 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. Carlos Enrique Bustamante Jeldes, Comisario, Policia de
Investigaciones de Chile (PICH), Interpol Santiago, 21
January 1965, CHILE, 9.534.869-6

b. Luis Alberto Fres Soto, Captain, Carabineros de Chile,
OS-9, 31 October 1970, CHILE, 12.070.672-1

c. Sergio Enrique Escobar Berrios, Lt.Colonel, Carabineros
de Chile, DIPOLCAR, 28 November 1966, CHILE, 9.467.155-8

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

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