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Cablegate: Chile: Dea Request for Human Rights Vetting for Colombia

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0067 0231944
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231944Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2682
RUEABND/DEA HQS WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 1927

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000067

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: DEA REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR COLOMBIA
JUNGLE INTERNATIONAL COURSE


1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. (SBU) Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist in
conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well as a
general name check, of the following Chilean Police officers who
have been nominated for U.S. funded training, pursuant to the Leahy
Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit the results of
such, including information not strictly covered by the Leahy
Amendment, to Embassy if possible by no later than February 3.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Colombia Jungle International
Course, which is sponsored by State/NAS and will be held in
Colombia, between February 4 and June 5, 2008. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidates appear in the
following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth
and national identification number.

-- Edgar Ivan SALAS Uribe, Captain, GOPE-Special Forces, Chilean
Police Force, 06/17/1977, Coyhaique, 13.325.117-4.

-- Eduardo Andres DIAZ Lisboa, Lieutenant, GOPE-Special Forces,
Chilean Police Force, 02/17/1980, Santiago, 13.903.589-5.

4. (U) Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible
information that the candidates have been involved in gross human
rights violations.

5. (U) Post apologizes for the short notice and greatly appreciates
the Department's assistance.

SIMONS

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