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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5071
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 003387

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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 THAI - JCET FUSION TORCH 09-1, RAJAMANGALA
UNIVERSITY, TRANG AND THE APAI BORIRAK CAMP IN PATTALUNG PROVINCE,
THAILAND FROM 04 MAY TO 05 JUNE, 2009

REF: A. JUSMAG THAI MEMOS DATED NOVEMBER 14, 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 Units and commanders
listed below, which have been selected to attend the course
scheduled below. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible information
at this time of gross violations of human rights by either these
units or these officers. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Melissa
G. Carlson, is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of
State.

Fusion Torch 09-1, Rajamangala University, Trang Province and the
Apai Borirak Camp in Pattalung Province, Thailand from 04 May to 05
June, 2009.

Units and Commanders:

Name: Narong Thedvisal
DPOB: March 26, 1951; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Vice Admiral, Commander of Third Naval Area
Unit: Third Naval Area Command, Royal Thai Navy.

Name: Police Colonel Lerdchai Thinrat
DPOB: June 2, 1951; Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Title/Rank: Police Colonel,
Unit: Sub-Division 9, Royal Thai Marine Police.

JOHN

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