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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0002
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #5909 3331725
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 281719Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6668
INFO RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI 8135
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 125909

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
USAID/ILEA BANGKOK PANGOLIN AND BIG CATS WORKSHOP

REF: BANGKOK 3412

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.
These individuals are candidates to attend the USAID/ILEA Q Special
Investigation Group Workshop on Pangolin and Big Cats (SGIG)
scheduled from January 7-9, 2008. The approximate U.S. funding for
this training is approximately U.S. $30,000.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Pol.Lt.Col. Hong Thai LE
Title: Head of 2nd Squad of 2nd Division
Unit: Vietnam Environment Police Department
DPOB: July 10, 1967; Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam

Name: Pol.Col. Sy NGUYEN
Title: Deputy Director
Unit: Vietnam Environment Police Department
DPOB: July 10, 1967; Nghe An Province, Vietnam

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
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