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Cablegate: Ethiopia: Secstate Human Rights Vetting Approval for Goe

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHDS #3027 2841135
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111135Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8124

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 003027

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E DESK OFFICER
DRL FOR SIMONE JOSEPH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS GOV ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: SECSTATE HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL FOR GOE
PARTICIPAION IN EAST AFRICAN COUNTERTERRORISM SEMINAR 4-9 NOVEMBER
2007


1. (SBU) Post requests the Department's assistance in screening the
following Ethiopian military or government candidates who have been
nominated for a USG-sponsored seminar, pursuant to the Leahy Act and
Foreign Assistance Act. Post has no derogatory information.

2. (SBU) The candidates have been nominated to attend an East
African Counterterrorism Seminar from 4-9 November 2007.

3. (SBU) The name, occupation, date of birth, and place of birth of
the proposed candidates are as follows:

Name: GEREMEW, Berhanu
Occupation: Major - Chief Air Force Desk, Main Joint Operation,
Ministry of National Defense
Date of Birth: 5 May 1962
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: MOSES, Gilmeahon
Occupation: Major - Operations Department Officer, Ministry of
National Defense
Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1959
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: DAGNACHEW, Engida
Occupation: Captain - Information Center, Ministry of National
Defense
Date of Birth: 27 Oct 1973
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: GIRMAY, Kahesay Gebrekdane
Occupation: Head - Office of Director General, Federal Police,
Ministry of Federal Affairs
Date of Birth: 21 Nov 1965
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: MAEREGU, Habtemariam Kazentet
Occupation: State Minister - Ministry of Federal Affairs
Date of Birth: 14 Feb 1974
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: MENGESHA, Moni W/Aregay
Occupation: Head of Anti-terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation
Unit - Federal Police Crime Investigation Department
Date of Birth: 1 Apr 1966
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: KIROS, Haile Berhe
Occupation: Anti-Terrorism Division Head - Federal Police Crime
Prevention Main Department
Date of Birth: 21 May 1964
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

Name: MESFIN, Awulachew
Occupation: Defense Intelligence Analyst - Ministry of National
Defense
Date of Birth: 25 Aug 1971
Place of Birth: Ethiopia

4. (U) Post appreciates the Department's assistance on this urgent
request.

MALAC

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