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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0001
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #8991 3121849
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 071844Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6353
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 118991

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
LEGATT (FBI) NATIONAL ACADEMY 237TH SESSION

REF: BANGKOK 3260

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 individual listed below.
This individual is a candidate to attend the LEGATT (FBI) National
Academy 237th Session in Quantico, VA. The training program runs from
April 5, 2009 to June 12, 2009.

2. (U) Candidate:

Name: Sakdawut Smanbut
Title: Police Major
Unit: Special Branch Division, Royal Thai Police
DPOB: February 1, 1977; Bangkok, TH

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
individual 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 individual 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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