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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3969
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 002416

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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 - COURSES, YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA, SEPTEMBER 03 -
DECEMBER 05, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED AUGUST 05, 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
individuals listed below, which have been selected to attend the
courses scheduled below. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by this
person. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Melissa G. Carlson, is
the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

Courses:
International Crisis Command and Control, International Leadership
and Management, and International Maritime Officer, Coast Guard
Training Center, Yorktown, Virginia, from September 03 to December
05, 2008.

Participants:
1. Lieutenant Thienchai Punyafong, 3rd Naval Area Command, Royal
Thai Navy, DPOB: April 05, 1980; Changmai, Thailand.

2. Commander Akares Yimmak, Naval Air Division, Royal Thai Navy,
DPOB: August 03 1969; Phrae, Thailand.

JOHN

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