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DE RUEHBK #1657 1510504
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O 300504Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3209
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J5// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ3// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BANGKOK 001657

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 - COURSES IN THE U.S., JULY 08 - OCTOBER 21,
2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED MAY 23, 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:

- Squadron Leader Anuchote Wuthipornpong, Directorate of
Electronic, Air Support Command, Royal Thai Air Force, DPOB: March
26, 1974; Prajinburi, Thailand for Specialized English Language
Training, Lackland AFB, Texas, July 09 to September 12, 2008 and
Basic Communication Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Louisiana,
September 12 to October 21, 2008.

- Squadron Leader Tunyawat Choosongsang, Directorate of
Intelligence, Royal Thai Air Force, DPOB: December 31, 1973;
Phattalung, Thailand for Combined Strategic Intelligence Training
Program, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., July 10 - August 29, 2008.

JOHN

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