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Cablegate: Request for Expedited Vetting for Timor-Leste Defense And

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DE RUEHDT #0214 2390858
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 260858Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY DILI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4071
INFO RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA IMMEDIATE 1002
RHMFIUU/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RUEHDT/AMEMBASSY DILI 3535

UNCLAS DILI 000214

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MTS, DRL, PM, AND INL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL KCRM MARR ID TT
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED VETTING FOR TIMOR-LESTE DEFENSE AND
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

REF: STATE 21314

1. (SBU) POST PROPOSES THE FOLLOWING TIMOR-LESTE DEFENSE FORCE
MEMBERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FOR DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR
PARTICIPATION IN ODC COORDINATED SECURITY COLLABORATION WORSHOP
FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES PACIFIC COMMAND UNDER THE ASIA
PACIFIC REGIONAL INITIATIVE, COMMENCE ON 9-12 SEPTEMBER 2008.

2. (SBU) TRAINING AND PERSONNEL ARE AS INDICATED:

SECURITY COLLABORATION WORKSHOP FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES
PACIFIC COMMAND UNDER THE ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL INITIATIVE,
COMMENCE ON SEPTEMBER 2008 TIME FRAME.

(U) LIEUTENANT COLONEL DONACIANO DO ROSARIO DA COSTA GOMES
(ALSO KNOWN AS "PEDRO KLAMAR FUIK"), NAVY COMMANDER, TIMOR-LESTE
DEFENSE FORCE, HERA BASE, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE. DATE OF BIRTH 24
MAY 1968, PLACE OF BIRTH ERMERA; MALE.


INSPECTOR AFONSO DE JESUS, TIMOR-LESTE NATIONAL POLICE INTERIM
COMMANDANT, TIMOR-LESTE NATIONAL POLICE, PNTL HQ DILI,
TIMOR-LESTE. DATE OF BIRTH 10 JULY 1973, PLACE OF BIRTH
MANUFAHI; MALE.

SUB INSPECTOR JOSE DA COSTA, DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION,
TIMOR-LESTE NATIONAL POLICE, SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR SECURITY,
DILI, TIMOR-LESTE. DATE OF BIRTH 7 JUNE 1972, PLACE OF BIRTH
OSSU, VIQUEQUE; MALE.

MR. CORNELIO GAMA (ALSO KNOWN AS "L7"), NATIONAL PARLIAMENT
MEMBER, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, NATIONAL PARLIAMENT
OFFICE, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE. DATE OF BIRTH 16 JULY 1945, PLACE OF
BIRTH LAGA, BAUCAU; MALE.

MR. GABRIEL XIMENES (ALSO KNOWN AS "FITUN"), NATIONAL PARLIAMENT
MEMBER, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, NATIONAL PARLIAMENT
OFFICE, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE. DATE OF BIRTH 16 AUGUST 1956, PLACE
OF BIRTH ERMERA; MALE.

MR. DAVID DIAS XIMENES (ALSO KNOWN AS "MANDATE"), NATIONAL
PARLIAMENT MEMBER, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, NATIONAL
PARLIAMENT OFFICE, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE. DATE OF BIRTH 1 MARCH
1953, PLACE OF BIRTH BAGUIA, BAUCAU; MALE.

MR. ROQUE FELIX JESUS RODRIGUES, SECURITY ADVISER TO THE
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC (DR. JOSE RAMOS HORTA), DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, PRESIDENT OFFICE, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE.
DATE OF BIRTH 28 MAY 1949, PLACE OF BIRTH DILI; MALE.

3. POST DID NOT FIND ANY CREDIBLE EVIDENCE OF GROSS VIOLATIONS
OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY INDIVIDUALS. THE APPROXIMATE U.S. FUNDING
FOR THIS TRAINING IS $ 30,000.00 RESPECTIVELY. POST REQUESTS
CABLE REPLY WITHIN TEN WORKING DAYS (AS PRESCRIBED REFTEL) IN
ORDER TO AVOID CANCELLATION OF THESE TRAINING.

4. (U) POC FOR THIS ACTION IS MAJ RON SARGENT (COMM:
670-332-4684, EXT 2103; EMAIL SARGENTRD@STATE.GOV.

KLEMM

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