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Cablegate: Chile: Legatt Request for Human Rights Vetting for Police

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DE RUEHSG #0739/01 2261518
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 131518Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3585
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000739

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM, DIPSEC, DIPSEC/CI
FBI FOR CD1D BROWN AND JOHNS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: LEGATT REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR POLICE
SURVIVAL COURSE

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 Police and
Investigative Police officers who have 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 Police Survival Course, which
will be held in Santiago, Chile, between September 1 and September
5, 2008. The name and identifying information of the proposed
candidates appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit, date
of birth, and place of birth.

Leonardo VILCHES Sepulveda, Lieutenant, Counternarcotics Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 04/01/1979, Tome

Guillermo UNDA Franco, Lieutenant, Counternarcotics Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 02/12/1984, Valdivia

Raul SAEZ Pezo, Lieutenant, Special Operations Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 05/12/1981, Arauco

Hector CANALES Benavides, Lieutenant, Intelligence Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 12/19/1978, Santiago

Manuel HERRERA Atela, Lieutenant, Police School, Chilean Uniform
Police, 06/11/1982, Quilpue

Humberto GARRIDO Heyer, Lieutenant, Non Commissioner School, Chilean
Uniform Police, 12/30/1981, San Clemente

Buddy KACHELE Barria, Lieutenant, Major Crimes Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 05/11/1979, Jose Mariquina

Luis MORALES Tapia, Lieutenant, Counternarcotics Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 04/01/1984, San Javier

Veronica LOPEZ Toro, Lieutenant, Major Crimes Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 03/09/1979, Santiago

Juan RIVERA Hormazabal, First Sergeant, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 02/23/1965, Paredones

Mauricio Reinaldo BOVET Cid, First Sergeant, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 01/02/1964, Santiago

Celso GUTIERREZ Echeverria, First Sergeant, Special Operations
Division, Chilean Uniform Police, 09/30/1962, Santiago

Manuel SANHUEZA Venegas, Second Sergeant, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 02/09/1964, Santiago

Ricardo IBACACHE Valenzuela, First Corporal, Intelligence Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 05/31/1967, Rancagua

Hector LEAL Munoz, First Corporal, Intelligence Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 10/25/1973, Tome

Cristian PEREZ Pino, First Corporal, Special Operations Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 12/17/1975, Rancagua

Jose Edgardo FUENTES Machado, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 09/01/1973, Quirihue

Santiago CIFUENTES Gonzalez, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 04/02/1970, Concepcion

Ramon Eduardo BAEZA Jaque, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 05/23/1975, Colemu

Javier GUTIERREZ Vasquez, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 08/09/1971, Concepcion

Enrique GONZALEZ Lizama, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 03/28/1972, Santiago

Manuel GUTIERREZ Brown, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 09/10/1966, Santiago

Luis MENDEZ Avendano, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division, Chilean
Uniform Police, 03/27/1972, Curepto

Wilians RODRIGUEZ Vega, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 09/08/1971, San Bernardo


Carlos RUBILAR Millar, First Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 11/04/1969, Chillan

Jose GUTIERREZ Valdes, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 05/23/1976, San Javier

Marcelo MELLA Sanhueza, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 02/02/1974, Canete

Pablo Alejandro PINTO Araya, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 07/11/1979, El Puerto

Maria Isabel PAREDES Lara, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 09/25/1975, Huepil

Juan BUSTAMANTE Olivares, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 03/12/1973, San Miguel

Jessica ALBORNOZ Mendoza, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 12/30/1977, Angol

Manuel Jesus, JARPA Nunez, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 08/28/1976, Temuco

Cristian ACEVEDO Martinez, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 03/14/1978, Rancagua

Alexis ARRIAGADA Marquez, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 03/11/1983, Chillan

Miguel SEPULVEDA Canales, Second Corporal, Major Crimes Division,
Chilean Uniform Police, 02/13/1986, San Carlos

4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance with
this request. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found
credible information that the candidates have been involved in gross
human rights violations.

SIMONS

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