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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting Information for Imet Training

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O 041828Z JUN 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 4463

UNCLAS STATE 076684

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

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

REF: KIGALI 476

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and
finds that as of May 31, 2007, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
military officers below:

NAME: Camarade Murara
RANK: Captain
CURRRENT ASSIGNMENT: Rwandan Defense Forces
DATE OF BIRTH: 25 May 1965
GENDER: Male

NAME: Jacques Nzitonda
RANK: Captain
CURRRENT ASSIGNMENT: Rwandan Defense Forces
DATE OF BIRTH: 21 Feb 1970
GENDER: Male

2. Post is permitted to provide the following 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 Captains
Nzitonda and Murara. 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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