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SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA CHRISTY, 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 - SEVERAL TRAINING COURSES IN THE U.S. FROM
APRIL 19 - DECEMBER 11, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED MARCH 06, 2008

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
Individuals listed below, which have been selected to attend the
courses listed below. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by
these units. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Guy Margalith, is
the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

Courses and Participants:

1. Civil Military Respond to Terrorism, Monterey, CA, April 19 to
May 02, 2008: LTC. Pariwat Kanchanawila, Counter Terrorist
Operations Center, DPOB: October 12, 1971; Bangkok, Thailand.

2. Specialize English Training, DLI, Texas and Army War College,
Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 22 - June 06, 2008: Colonel Patcharawat
Thnaprarnsing, Army War College, RTA, DPOB: July 26, 1959;
Udonthani, Thailand.

3. Specialize English Training, DLI, Texas and Intermediate Level
Education, FT Leavenworth, KS April 20 - June 12, 2008: LTC.
Wichitsak Pensiri, Command and General Staff College, RTA, DPOB:
February 10, 1972; Bangkok, Thailand.

4. Maneuver Career, FT Benning, GA, June 09 - December 11, 2008: CPL
Songdet Suknui, Ranger Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Regiment, DPOB:
April 19, 1977; Nakhonsithummarat, Thailand.

5. Specialize English Training, DLI, TX, April 23 - June 27 and
Military Working Dog Handler, Lackland AFB, TX, July 02 - September
18, 2008: CPT Keerati Sudsat, DPOB: July 16, 1976; Bangkok,
Thailand.

JOHN

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