Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3387
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 001837
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: JOINT INTERAGENCY TASK FORCES WEST BANGKOK, LEATHER
TORCH 08-1, UDORN THANI, AUGUST 13 - SEPTEMBER 19, 2008
REF: A. JIATF/THAI MEMOS DATED JUNE 12, 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) JIATF West Bangkok has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the units and
the 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
these units and these persons. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer,
Melissa G. Carlson, is the verifying officer for the
Leather Torch 08-1, Joint Interagency Task Force West, Border Patrol
Police Camp 24, Udorn Thani, August 13 - September 19, 2008.
Units and Commanders:
- Surasak Montri Task Force, Special Colonel Narong Sitakea, DPOB:
4-February 04, 1953; Udorn Thani, TH.
- Royal Thai Police, Border Patrol Region II, Pol. Maj. General
Ahtthakitti Pholchob, DPOB: February 16, 1951; Bangkok, TH.
- Royal Thai Police, Narcotics Suppression Bureau, Pol. T. General
Wuthi Liptapallop, DPOB: July 01, 1957; Bangkok, TH.