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

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DE RUEHC #3419 1411247
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 201239Z MAY 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD 8171

UNCLAS STATE 053419

SIPDIS

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

REF: A. BAGHDAD 1473 B. BAGHDAD 1543

1. The Department has reviewed its files and finds that it
possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights by the members 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
individuals involved in this training, Embassy should so
inform the Department.

2. The pertinent information concerning the proposed
candidates is as follows:

NAME: Ali Zouin Mohammed AL JUBOORI
POSITION: Director of National Command Center, Ministry of
the Interior
DOB: May 14, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Language Training
TRAINING LOCATION: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas and Naval
Staff College, Rhode Island
DATES OF TRAINING: October 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009

NAME: Shakir Ketab Mahgoob AL OBAIDI
POSITION: Deputy Director, Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: July 1, 1952
TYPE OF TRAINING: NESA Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: National Defense University, Washington DC
DATES OF TRAINING: June 4 to 26, 2008

NAME: Abdulghani Ajeel Taher AL ASADI
POSITION: Major General, Commander CTB
DOB: July 1, 1950
TYPE OF TRAINING: NESA Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: National Defense University, Washington DC
DATES OF TRAINING: June 4 to 26, 2008
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