Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For
DE RUEHSG #0484 1481827
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 271827Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3294
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000484
STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
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 Air Force officers who
have 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 Centrifuge Training, to be
held at Holloman Air Force Base, Arizona, between June 18 and June
19, 2008. The name and identifying information of the proposed
candidates appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit, date
of birth, place of birth and national identification number.
Ismael A. BARRENECHEA Samaniego, Captain, 3rd Aviation Group,
02/24/1975, Santiago, 12.882.333-6
Juan P. SAAVEDRA Conejeros, Lieutenant, Eighth Aviation Group,
10/15/1979, Santiago, 13.658.150-3
Gonzalo J. SUGG Basagoitia, Captain, Third Aviation Group,
09/14/1974, Santiago, 12.585.221-1
Gonzalo E. MARTINEZ Barrios, Lieutenant, Eighth Aviation Group,
02/04/1979, Punta Arenas, 13.740.994-1
Leonardo G. ROMANINI Gutierrez, Major, Third Aviation Group,
09/05/1964, Santiago, 9.004.876-7
Guillermo A. KRUGER Solis, Captain, Eighth Aviation Group,
04/13/1977, Coyhaique, 9.364.505-7
4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance.
Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible information
that the candidates have been involved in gross human rights