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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR SHAWKAT, HASSANY AND OBAIDI

1. This is an action request.

2. Pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act, post
requests the Department's assistance in screening the following
candidates of the Iraqi Security Forces who have been nominated for
training in the United States. Post has no derogatory information.

3. The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: Amer Abdulameer Hussein SHAWKAT
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Army
DOB: July 1, 1963
TYPE OF TRAINING: Intelligence in Combating Terrorism
TRAINING LOCATION: Fort Hauchuca, Arizona
DATES OF TRAINING: April 12 to May 4, 2008

NAME: Jebur Brehee Abood AL-HASSANY
POSITION: Major, Iraqi Army
DOB: July 1, 1963
TYPE OF TRAINING: Intelligence in Combating Terrorism
TRAINING LOCATION: Fort Hauchuca, Arizona
DATES OF TRAINING: April 12 to May 4, 2008

NAME: Saber Razooqi Shadhar AL-OBAIDI
POSITION: LTC, Iraqi Army
DOB: June 18, 1965
TYPE OF TRAINING: Intelligence in Combating Terrorism
TRAINING LOCATION: Fort Hauchuca, Arizona
DATES OF TRAINING: April 12 to May 4, 2008

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