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Cablegate: Chile: Epol Request for Human Rights Vetting for Bcbp Risk

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1084 3461842
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111842Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4098
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001084

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM, DIPSEC, DIPSEC/CI
FBI FOR CD1D BROWN AND JOHNS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: EPOL REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR BCBP RISK
MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZED TRAINING

Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. (SBU) Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist in
conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well as a
general name check, of the following Chilean Police officers who
have been nominated for U.S. funded training, pursuant to the Leahy
Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit the results of
such, including information not strictly covered by the Leahy
Amendment, to the Embassy, if possible by no later than January 14,
2009.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the BCBP Risk Management
Specialized Training Program, which will be held at the
International Law Enforcement Academy, in Lima, Peru, between
January 19 and January 24, 2009. The name and identifying
information of the proposed candidates appear in the following
format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, and place of birth.
Gabriel ROJAS Rojas, Non-Supervisory Detective, Container
Enforcement Group Arica, 11/26/1974, Arica, 12.025.441-3

Marcela ARA Millacan, Non-Supervisory Detective, Container
Enforcement Group Arica, 11/30/1977, Arica, 13.412.254-4

4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance with
this request. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found
credible information that the candidates have been involved in gross
human rights violations.

SIMONS

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