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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0962 1651748
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141748Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1642
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000962

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
LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM COURSE

REF: FISCHER-CRETAROLO EMAIL 6/12/2007

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 candidate
who has 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 Legal Aspects of Combating
Terrorism Course, which will take place at the Defense
Institute of International Legal Studies, Newport, Rhode
Island, from December 2 - December 14, 2007. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidate appear in
the following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place
of birth and national identification number.

a. Cristian PFEIFER Rojas, Commander (Navy), Naval Judge,
First Naval Zone, 30 March 1964, Vina del Mar, 8.854.625-3.

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

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