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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3284
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
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RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ3// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BANGKOK 001731

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 - JCET VECTOR BALANCE TORCH 08-4, LOPBURI, JULY
13 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED JUNE 06, 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
units and commanders listed below, which have been selected to
attend the above-mentioned course. 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. Due to DoD requirements, we would appreciate expedited
processing, if possible.

JCET Vector Balance Torch 08-4, Lopburi, July 13 to September 13,
2008.

UNITS AND COMMANDERS:

Unit 1: Royal Thai Army, lst Special Forces Regiment, Lopburi,
Colonel Udomsak Buapommat, DPOB: August 02, 1958; Lopburi, TH.

Unit 2: Royal Thai Army, 2nd Special Forces Regiment, Lopburi,
Colonel Yuth Promphong, DPOB: September 26, 1959; Korat, TH.

Unit 3: Royal Thai Army, Special Warfare School, Lopburi,
Colonel Tula Prasertsuk, DPOB: October 26, 1955; Ayuttaya, TH.

Unit 4: Royal Thai Army, Special Warfare Command, Aerial Delivery
Company, Lopburi, Lieutenant Colonel Apirat Rodraksa, DPOB: January
03, 1969; Saraburi, TH.

Unit 5: Royal Thai Army, Aviation Training Center, Lopburi, Major
General Udomnsak Muengsringam, DPOB: July 10, 1950; Bangkok, TH.

JOHN

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