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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3208
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 001656

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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 COURSES IN THE U.S., JUNE 23 -
DECEMBER 19, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED MAY 22, 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
above-mentioned courses. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by this
person. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Melissa G. Carlson, is
the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

PARTICIPANTS AND COURSES:

- Captain Kittisak Petchnoi, Ordnance Maintenance
Battalion, DPOB: June 25, 1976; Ratchaburi, Thailand for Combined
Logistics Captains Career Course-Ordnance, June 23 to December 19,
2008.

- Captain Mongkol Thupchai, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 19th
Infantry Regiment, DPOB: October 18, 1978; Phuket, Thailand for
Infantry Basic Officer Leader, Fort Benning, GA, July 28 to November
04, 2008.

- Captain Manita Janput, Ordnance Department, DPOB: October
17, 1977; Bangkok, Thailand for Ordnance Basic Officer Leader,
Aberdeen , MD, July 28 to November 10, 2008.

- 1st Lieutenant Ratchaphon Thong-Aree, 723rd Artillery
Battalion, DPOB: April 20, 1982; Bangkok, Thailand for Field
Artillery Basic Officer Leader, Fort Sill, OK, July 28 to November
25, 2008.

- 1st Lieutenant Thanatip Wipulanusat, 602nd Engineer
Battalion, DPOB: November 24, 1981; Nakhonsrithammarach, Thailand
for Engineer Basic Officer Leader, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, August 25
to December 19, 2008.


JOHN

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