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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Leahy Request - Jusmag - 533 Combat

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #9634 3151817
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 101811Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6372
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 119634

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR LEAHY REQUEST - JUSMAG - 533 COMBAT
SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

REF: BANGKOK 3275

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that,
to 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 JUSMAG - 533 Combat Systems
Science and Technology program at the Navy Post-Graduate School in
Monterey, California from December 28, 2008 through to December 17,
2010.

2. (U) Candidate:

Name: Ponsakorn Sommai
Title: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Unit: Electronics Division, Naval Electronics Department, Royal
Thai Navy
DPOB: November 04, 1980; Bangkok, 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
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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