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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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DE RUEHC #2021 3061552
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P 021534Z NOV 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 3692

UNCLAS STATE 152021

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-SOUDAINE AND MOHSIN

REF: BAGHDAD 3539

1. Department has reviewed its files and finds that it
possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the members of the Iraqi
Security Forces listed below. Department strongly suggests
that visa applications for both individuals be filed with as
much time as possible to allow for additional processing
procedures that may be required. Note that if, at any time,
the Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information
of a gross violation of human rights by any of these
individuals, the Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. Names of the candidates are as follows:

NAME: Najm Abdullah Ali AL-SOUDAINE
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Army
DOB: January 1, 1964
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism and Securities Studies
TRAINING LOCATION: Marshall Center
DATES OF TRAINING: February 9 to 15, 2008

NAME: Mahdi Oleiwi MOHSIN
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Army
DOB: July 1, 1962
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism and Securities Studies
TRAINING LOCATION: Marshall Center
DATES OF TRAINING: February 9 to 15, 2008
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