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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Human Rights Vetting

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #8865 3121536
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 071530Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6343
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 118865

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING
REQUEST - USAID AND ILEA BANGKOK SPECIAL INVESTIGATION GROUP WORKSHOP
ON PANGOLINS AND BIG CATS

REF: BANGKOK 3224

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible evidence of gross
violations of human rights committed by the individuals listed below.
The individuals are candidates to attend the Special Investigation
Group Workshop on Pangolins and Big Cats at ILEA Bangkok from
November 26-28, 2008.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Chavalviwat Subsak
Title: Deputy Commander
Unit: Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division, Royal Thai
Police
DPOB: February 2, 1955; Chantaburi, Thailand.

Name: Kengkasikij Thanayod
Title: Deputy Superintendent
Unit: Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division, Royal
Thai Police
DPOB: September 25, 1967, Uthai Tthani, Thailand.

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
individuals identified above, as of this date. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the individuals listed above, post should inform the
Department and not proceed with training.

5. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose:
-Email: DeBoseJL@state.gov
-Phone: 202-647-2989
RICE

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