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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Laos Leahy Vetting Request - Ilea

VZCZCXYZ0050
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #3908 3262049
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 212043Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHVN/AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE IMMEDIATE 3682
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 6579
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 123908

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR PHUM PREL PGOV MARR KCRM LA
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR LAOS LEAHY VETTING REQUEST - ILEA
BANGKOK "SPECIAL INVESTIGATION GROUP WORKSHOP ON PANGOLIN AND BIG
CATS COURSE"

REF: Vientiane 598

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
to date, it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights for the individuals identified below. These individuals
are candidates for "Special Investigation Group Workshop on Pangolin
and Big Cats." The International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in
Bangkok, Thailand will host the workshop from November 26-28, 2008.
The Lao nominees are police officers in the Ministry of Public
Security.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Police Major Kenechanh Phommachack
Unit: Head of NCB Vientiane, General Police Department,
Ministry of Public Security
DOB: 14 April 1971
POB: Vientiane, Lao PDR
Ppt: S 0041998; Expiration Date: 09 September 2012
Lao ID: N/A; Issue Date: N/A
Telephone Contact: 856-21 251127

Name: Police Captain Anousinh Sakpraseuth
Unit: Deputy Director of Crime Investigation Section, Commercial
Crime Investigation Department, Ministry of Public Security
DOB: 20 July 1966
POB: Bokeo, Lao PDR
Ppt: S 0004822; Expiration Date: 06 January 2012
Lao ID: A1-0001593; Issue Date: 16 July 2008
Telephone Contact: 856-21 212519

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 listed 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
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