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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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DE RUEHC #2686 1892140
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 072146Z JUL 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 9416

UNCLAS STATE 072686

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING

REF: BAGHDAD 2055

1. The Department has reviewed its files and finds that it
possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the members of the Iraqi
Security Forces listed below. Department strongly suggests
that visa applications for both individuals be filed with as
much time as possible to allow for additional processing
procedures that may be required. Note that if, at any time,
the Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information of
a gross violation of human rights by any of these
individuals, the Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: MEZHER HASAN WAGAF
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Army
DOB: July 1, 1954
TYPE OF TRAINING: International Purchasers' Course
TRAINING LOCATION: Wright-Patt AFB, Ohio
DATES OF TRAINING: July 7 to 24, 2008.
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