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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3405
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 001865

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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: JUSMAG - JCET VECTOR BALANCE TORCH 08-4 AT SATTAHIP,
RAYONG, JULY 13 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED JUNE 18, 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 has 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 their
commanders. 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 at Sattahip, Rayong, July 13 -
September 13, 2008.

Units and Commanders:
- Unit 1: Royal Thai Navy, Special Warfare Group, SEAL
Team 1, Lieutenant Commander Prasit Saenggrungrung,DPOB: October 11,
1960; Chon Buri, Thailand.

- Unit 2: Royal Thai Navy, Special Warfare Group, SEAL
Team 2, Commander Narong Nusuwan, DPOB: April 0?, 1965; Singkhla,
Thailand.

- Unit 3: Royal Thai Navy, Special Warfare Group, SEAL
Team 3, Commander Nuttakait Monkuntod, DPOB: February 22, 1958,
Nakon Ratchasima, Thailand.

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