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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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DE RUEHBK #6099 3460803
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 120803Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1026
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J5// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ3// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BANGKOK 006099

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA HUSO, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: JUSMAG - THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMBATING TERRORISM,
JANUARY 26, 2008 TO FEBRUARY 10, 2008- HURLBURT FIELD, FL AIR FORCE


REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED NOVEMBER 16, 2007
B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights
verification required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG THAI has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for
Individual/s listed below, who have been selected to attend
the above-mentioned course. Embassy Bangkok possesses no
credible information at this time of gross violations of
human rights by these persons. Embassy Bangkok
Political Officer, Guy Margalith, is the verifying
officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

CDR, Surapong Benchanart, Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 3, Naval
Special Warefare Group Royal Thai Fleet, RTN, DPOB: 23 December
1970; Mukdahan, TH.

BOYCE

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