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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Ilea Needs Assessment Conference

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P 161307Z APR 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BUJUMBURA PRIORITY 1229

UNCLAS STATE 039803

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SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC EAID ECON KCRM KJUS SNAR BY
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR ILEA NEEDS ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE

REF: BUJUMBURA 186

1. (SBU) The Department of State has reviewed its files and
finds that as of April 16, 2008, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
officers listed below:

Name: Gervais Ndirakobuca
Rank: Deputy Director General
Position: Burundian National Police
DOB: August 1, 1970
POB: Bukinanyana, Burundi

Name: Tharcisse Yamuremye
Rank: Advisor of Director General
Position: Burundian National Police
DOB: December 12, 1959
POB: Gisozi Commune, Burundi

Name: Jean de Dieu Niyongabo
Rank: Advisor of Director General
Position: Burundian National Police
DOB: October 24, 1962
POB: Gakungwe, Burundi

2. Post is permitted to provide the following statement to
authorized parties:

The Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses
no credible information of gross violations of human rights
by the officers identified in paragraph 1 above, as of this
date. Post may cite this cable in response.

3. If in the future post becomes aware of possible human
rights violations by any individual listed above, post should
inform the Department and not proceed with training.
RICE

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