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Cablegate: Chile: Rso Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0647 1921858
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 101858Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3482
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000647

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 Investigative Police
officer who has 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 candidate appear in the following format: Name,
rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth and national
identification number.

Juan Eduardo VERGARA Baez, Commissary, Chief of Police Escort
Division, 05/02/1965, Santiago, 9.499.478-0

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

SIMONS

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