Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Boarding
DE RUEHSG #0384 1192053
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 282053Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3168
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000384
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 BOARDING
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 Navy 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 if possible by no later than May 23.
3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Boarding Officer Course, to
be held at the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy,
Charleston, South Carolina between May 28 and July 25, 2008. 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.
Cristian ROJAS Lalanne, Ensign, Deputy Chief, Port Authority
Caldera, 04/03/1983, Osorno, 15.273.898-6
4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance.
Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible information
that the candidate has been involved in gross human rights