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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting Information for 14th

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #0492 1241422
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 041416Z MAY 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 4347

UNCLAS STATE 060492

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL MARR MASS PHUM RW
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING INFORMATION FOR 14TH
BATTALION COMMANDER, JAMES SAFARI

REF: KIGALI 379

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that as of May 4, 2007, it possesses no credible information
of gross violations of human rights by the military officer
below:

NAME: James Safari
RANK: Major
CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Rwandan Defense Forces
DATE OF BIRTH: 1969
GNEDER: Male

2. Post is permitted to provide the folowing statement to
authorized parties: As of today, the U.S. embassy verifies
that the Department of State possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by Major
Safari. Post may cite this cable in response.

3. If in the future post becomes aware of possible human
rights violations by the individual listed above, it should
inform the Department and not proceed with U.S. military
assistance.
RICE

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