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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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DE RUEHSG #0550 0941941
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 041941Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1275
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000550

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
INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION AND COMBATING TERRORISM COURSE

REF: WILSON - GALVIN EMAIL 23MAR2007

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 Inter-Agency Coordination
and Combating Terrorism Course, which will take place at the
US Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, in Washington
D.C., June 4 - 22, 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. Sebastian SILVA Costa, Civilian, National Intelligence
Agency (ANI), 13 June 1970, Osaka, JAPAN, 9.899.935-3

b. Robero F. WEBER Acuna, Retired naval officer, Chilean
Navy, 17 August 1955, Talcahuano, CHILE, 6.837.926-1

c. Carolina del Pilar SANCHO Hirane, Civilian, Academic
Coordinator/Defense and Strategy Researcher, Institute of
Public Affairs, University of Chile, 01 October 1975,
Santiago, CHILE, 12.866.972-8

d. Alvaro CASTILLO Morales, Major, Carabineros de Chile, 23
August 1962, Santiago, CHILE, 7.165.751-5

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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