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Cablegate: Ethiopia: Secstate Human Rights Vetting Approval

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DE RUEHDS #0142 0171350
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 171350Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9215
INFO RUEHTO/AMEMBASSY MAPUTO 0898
RHMFISS/CJTF HOA
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 000142

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E DESK OFFICER JOHN WYSHAM, DRL FOR
SIMONE, DS/IP/AF, AF/EX, DRL/AWH, DRL/NESCA, DRL/AEJOSEPH
MOZAMBIQUE FOR: RSO AND ILEA
LONDON, PARIS, ROME FOR AFRICA WATCHER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PMIL PGOV ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: SECSTATE HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL
FOR ETHIOPIAN MILITARY PERSONNEL RECEIVING ACOTA ASSISTANCE


1. (SBU) Post requests the Department's assistance in
screening the following Ethiopian military candidate,
pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. The
below listed Ethiopian military officer is the head of the
Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) Peacekeeping
Operations Department. The ACOTA program is ready to begin
operations with his organization and requires Leahy vetting
before they can proceed. Post has no derogatory information.

2. (SBU) The name, occupation, date of birth, and place of
birth of the proposed candidate is as follows:

Name: Yohannes Gebremeskel Teklemariam
Occupation: Major General; Head, Peacekeeping Operations
Department: Ethiopian National Defense Force
Date of Birth: January 1, 1960
Place of Birth: Mekele, Ethiopia

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

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