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Cablegate: Niger: Human Rights Vetting for the Exercise Flintlock,

VZCZCXRO2491
OO RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHNM #1056 2971153
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 231153Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY NIAMEY
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4646
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS NIAMEY 001056

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

DEPT FOR S/CRS, DRL, AF/RSA, AND AF/W

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PHUM NG
SUBJECT: NIGER: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR THE EXERCISE FLINTLOCK,
Rota Naval Air Base, Spain, 11/03-19 2008

REF: A) Dennison - Whitaker E-mail DTD, October 17, 2008, B) Niamey
01018

1. The following individual within the FAN (Armed Forces of Niger)
has been identified to attend the EUCOM-funded Exercise FLINTLOCK
2009 Course at Rota Naval Air Base, Spain, November 03-19, 2008. He
replaces Moussa Salaou Barmou. Ref. a) Dennison - Whitaker DTD,
October 17, 2008. Ref. b)cable 00001018

Name: Toure Seydou Abdel Aziz
Rank: Major
DOB: 25 August 1969
POB: Gao, Mali
Nationality: Nigerien
Military Title: Chief of Operations, Groupement Arian National
(GAN)

2. Additional information is being submitted on a previously
identified person:

Madougou Wonkoye Amadou
DOB: 11 August, 1965
POB: Dosso, Niger
Rank: LTC
Military Title: Chief of Army (FAN) Operations (G3)

3. Embassy Niamey has reviewed its files and has found no
information concerning human rights violations by the individuals
listed above as of October 23, 2008.

4. Post requests Department review its files so that appropriate
human rights verification can be issued.

5. Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to SFC
Chalawnda M. Kelley, Embassy Niamey. Phone (227) 2072-2661, ext
4137.

ALLEN

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