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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S. Sponsored Training

VZCZCXYZ0018
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #8027 1272032
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 062021Z MAY 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD 7818

UNCLAS STATE 048027

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S. SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-SAADOON

REF: BAGHDAD 1322

1. The Department has reviewed its files and finds that it
possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights by the member of the Iraq Security Forces listed
below. If, at any time, Embassy becomes aware of any
information regarding incidents that could be deemed to be
credible information gross violation of human rights by the
individual involved in this training, Embassy should so
inform the Department.

2. The pertinent information concerning the proposed
candidate is as follows:
NAME: Hussein Ogla Enad AL-SAADOON
POSITION: Colonel
DOB: August 8, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Exploring Military Dimensions in Countering
the Ideological Appeal of Terrorism
TRAINING LOCATION: Rome, Italy
DATES OF TRAINING: May 12 to 14, 2008
RICE

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