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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S. Sponsored Training

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DE RUEHC #8943 0571242
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 261239Z FEB 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD 5969

UNCLAS STATE 018943

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S. SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR MAHDI

REF: BAGHDAD 0465

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 member of the Iraqi
Security Forces listed below. If at any time Embassy
becomes aware of any information regarding incidents
that could be deemed to be credible information of
gross violation of human rights by the individual involved
in this training, Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. Names of the candidates are as follows:

NAME: Abdulabbas Abdulzahra MAHDI
POSITION: Lt Commander
DOB: July 1, 1970
TYPE OF TRAINING: Language and Officer Training
TRAINING LOCATION: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas; Naval
Staff College, Newport, Rhode Island
DATES OF TRAINING: March 3, 2008 to June 26, 2009
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