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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0014
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0305 0951939
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 041939Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3061
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000305

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

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 Army officer who has
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.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the International Fellows
Program, to be held at the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks,
Pennsylvania, between June 13, 2008 and June 8, 2009. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidate appear in the
following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth
and national identification number.

Gustav L. MEYERHOLZ Fernandez, Lieutenant Colonel, Language School,
Army, 05/21/1966, Valdivia, 10.118.441-2

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

SIMONS

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