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Cablegate: Niger: Human Rights Vetting for the Counterterrorism

VZCZCXRO4796
RR RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHNM #1072 3111332
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 061332Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY NIAMEY
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4664
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS NIAMEY 001072

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 COUNTERTERRORISM
CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP IN ALGIERS, ALGERIA, NOVEMBER 30 -
DECEMBER 05, 2008

1. The following individuals have been identified to attend the
Counterterrorism Capacity Building Workshop in Algiers, Algeria,
November 30 to December 05, 2008:

Name: Madame Ary Tanimoune Mariama
DOB: 02 August 1962
POB: Niamey, Niger
Title: Division Chief, Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Military Cooperation

Name: Monsieur Riba Mainassara
DOB: 01 January 1957
POB: Niger
Title: Controller General- Nigerien Police Force

Name: Monsieur Moussa Issoufou
DOB: 01 January 1962
POB: Guidan Ango (Zinder Region)
Title: Director of Exterior Security, Office of the Director General
of Documentation and Exterior Security (DGDSE)

Name: Diaouga Yaou
DOB: 12 January 1967
POB: Tessa (Dosso Region)
Title: Police Commissioner-Nigerien Police Force

Name: Lieutenant Colonel Sani Mahamane Laminou
DOB: 22 January 1968
POB: Niger
Title: Assistant Director General, Office of the Director General of
Documentation and Exterior Security (DGDSE)

2. Embassy Niamey has reviewed its files and has found no
information concerning human rights violations by the individuals
listed above as of November 06, 2008.

3. There is no record of any of the above individuals having any
past or current ties to the PSI Company of the Armed Forces of Niger
(FAN).

4. Additional DAO coordinating activities cannot be completed
without receiving official notification of vetting status.

5. Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to SFC
Chalawnda M. Kelley, Embassy Niamey at phone (227) 2072-2661, ext
4137 or e-mail kelleycm@state.gov.

ALLEN

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