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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Participate in The

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P 251306Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9941
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000800

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM-HDP, DRL, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP AND S/GHD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS PHUM MARR MASS CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA MILITARY COOPERATIVE TRAINING COURSE FOR ROYAL
CAMBODIAN ARMED FORCES LABORATORY TECHNICIANS AT NAVAL MEDICAL
RESEARCH UNIT NO. 2 PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA IN 6 MONTH INTERVALS FROM
OCTOBER 2008 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2009.

REF: 03 SECSTATE 034981

1. This is an action cable. Please see Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.-sponsored
training programs.

3. To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S.-sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has
conducted local human rights vetting for the following individuals
selected for the Kingdom of Cambodia Military Cooperative Program
Applied Training Course for Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Laboratory
Technicians at Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 Phnom Penh,
Cambodia in 6 month intervals from October 14, 2008 through 2009.

--Midshipman Seng Tithkunthea, Date of Birth: 08 November 1973,
Place of Birth: Watsophy Village, Swaypor Communce, Sanker District,
Battambang Province, Cambodia POSITION: Laboratory Staff, Military
Regional Hospital 5, Cambodia;

--Second Lieutenant Tep Moeun, Date of Birth: 02 July 1970, Place of
Birth: Boreykamakor Village, Chbarmon Commune, Chbarmon District,
Kompong Speu Province, Cambodia POSITION: Diplomatic Medical
Assistant, Military Regional Hospital 2, Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that, as
of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the above individuals.

5. Individuals will attend the Kingdom of Cambodia Military
Cooperative Program Applied Training Course for Royal Cambodian
Armed Forces Laboratory Technicians at Naval Medical Research Unit
No. 2 Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 6 month intervals from October 14,
2008 through 2009.

6. Action request: please verify whether the department possesses
any credible information that the individuals named above have been
implicated in gross violations of human rights.

7. Points of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Carlyle Gollogly
at carlyle@namru2.org.kh or tel: 855-23-728-000, or Janet Deutsch at
deutschje@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

CAMPBELL

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