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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #0278 2071326
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251322Z JUL 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 9855

UNCLAS STATE 080278

SIPDIS

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

REF: A. BAGHDAD 2171
B. BAGHDAD 2176
C. BAGHDAD 2245

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: Hamid Mahdi ABDULAZEEZ
POSITION: BG, Deputy Chief of Staff, Iraqi Army
DOB: May 17, 1967
TYPE OF TRAINING: Naval Post Graduate School
TRAINING LOCATION: Monterey, CA
DATES OF TRAINING: September 6 to 29, 2008

NAME: Sameer Ghanem HADI
POSITION: Civilian, MOI
DOB: August 8, 1975
TYPE OF TRAINING: Language Training and Logistic Course
TRAINING LOCATION: Lackland AFB, Texas
DATES OF TRAINING: August 20 to December 19, 2008

NAME: Jaleel Jabbar Abdulhasan AL-ZERKANI
POSITION: MG, Iraqi Army
DOB: March 7, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Senior Foreign Military Sales Symposium
TRAINING LOCATION: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio & Washington,
DC
DATES OF TRAINING: August 23 to 31, 2008
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