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Cablegate: Chile: Rso Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0592 1722029
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 202029Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3424
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000592

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: RSO REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
INTERDICTING TERRORIST ACTIVITY PROGRAM

Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. (SBU) Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist in
conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well as a
general name check, of the following Chilean Police officers who
have been nominated for U.S. funded training, pursuant to the Leahy
Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit the results of
such, including information not strictly covered by the Leahy
Amendment, to the Embassy.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Interdicting Terrorist
Activity Program, which will be held in Santiago Chile, between
August 4 and August 15, 2008. The name and identifying information
of the proposed candidates appear in the following format: Name,
rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth and national
identification number.

Francisco ARAVENA Padilla, Captain, Police Intelligence Division,
09/20/1976, Valparaiso, 12.016.347-7

Luis SEQUEIDA Calderon, Captain, Police Intelligence Division,
08/24/1977, Santiago, 13.484.338-1

Juan ABARCA Hernandez, Lieutenant, Police Intelligence Division,
09/20/1978, Sao Paulo Brazil, 14.132.526-4

Hector CANALES Benavides, Lieutenant, Police Intelligence Division,
12/19/1978, Santiago, 9.223.991-8

Eduardo GRANDON Zanhueza, Captain, Police Intelligence Division,
03/23/1972, Santiago, 10.887.763-4

Giorgio DE LUCA Piedra, Analyst, Police Intelligence Division,
04/13/1983, Santiago, 15.369.324-2

Soledad ESCOBAR Gajardo, Deputy Lieutenant, Police Intelligence
Division, 03/04/1981, 14.125.380-8

Hector CABRERA Catalan, Lieutenant, Police Intelligence Division,
12/05/1978, Santiago, 14.004.941-7

Paola CERDA Rodriguez, Lieutenant, Police Division of Organized
Crime Investigations, 07/21/1979, Talcahuano, 13.723.620-6

Cesar FIGUEROA Porras, Lieutenant, Police Division of Organized
Crime Investigations, 11/21/1980, San Felipe, 13.752.563-1

Ricardo DIAZ Barria, Lieutenant, Police Division of Organized Crime
Investigations, 03/28/1984, Ancud, 15.288.937-2

Luis BAEZA Lagos, Lieutenant, Police Division of Organized Crime
Investigations, 03/06/1980, Coihueco, 13.795.147-9

4. (U) Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found credible
information that the candidates have been involved in gross human
rights violations.

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