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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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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: JETWAY TRAINING COURSE, CHIANG MAI AIRPORT, JULY 28 -
AUGUST 01, 2008

REF: A. JIATF/THAI MEMOS DATED JUNE 07, 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 individuals
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 persons. Embassy
Bangkok Political Officer, Melissa G. Carlson, is the verifying
officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

Jetway Training Course, Chiang Mai Airport, July 28 - August
01, 2008.

Participants:

1. Customs Inspector Virat Vanaviriya, Customs Region 3, DPOB: May
10, 1959; Chachoengsao, TH.
2. Customs Inspector Charuphan Duangchai, Customs Region 3, DPOB:
June 05, 1962; Chiang Mai, TH.
3. Customs Inspector Niraphat Butsapaket, Customs Region 3, DPOB:
October 20, 1951; Songkhla, TH.
4. Investigator Seri Khamsai, Office of Narcotic Control Board,
DPOB: June 02, 1964; Nan, TH.
5. Investigator Wasant Tassanaphak, Office of Narcotic Control
Board, DPOB: August 12, 1950; Ubonratchathani, TH.
6. Mr. Sirikul Seemong, Office of Narcotic Control Board, DPOB: May
02, 1974; Nakhonsawan, TH.
7. Warrant Officer Surachat Khemtong, Provincial Police Narcotic
Suppression Unit Region 5, National Command Center for Combating
Drugs, DPOB: March 28, 1970; Chiang Mai, TH.
8. Pol. Sgt. Maj. Anan Thepfongkum, Provincial Police Narcotic
Suppression Unit Region 5, National Command Center for Combating
Drugs, DPOB: January 11, 1972; Chiang Mai, TH.
9. Pol. Sgt. Tanaruth Sengria, Provincial Police Narcotic
Suppression Unit Region 5, National Command Center for Combating
Drugs, DPOB: November 06, 1968; Samutsakhon, TH.
10. Pol. Sgt. Tanakit Chaisombat, Provincial Police Narcotic
Suppression Unit Region 5, Intelligence Center, DPOB: May 05, 1974;
Lampang, TH.
11. Pol. Cpl. Chiratipe Tangchiangmai, Provincial Police Narcotic
Suppression Unit Region 5, Intelligence Center, DPOB: January 11,
1977; Mae Hong Son, TH.
12. Capt. Samornvadee Mongpholmuang, Royal Thai Immigration, DPOB:
December 09, 1963; Bangkok, TH.
13. Sgt. Maj. Thammasorn Buapaijit, Royal Thai Immigration, DPOB:
October 05, 1964; Chiang Mai, TH.
14. Sgt. Maj. Wassana Promprang, Royal Thai Immigration, DPOB:
November 19, 1974; Nan, TH.

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