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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Strategy

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DE RUEHSG #1148 3591634
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241634Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4202
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001148

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM, CD1D FOR BROWN, JOHNS
SOUTHCOM FOR EVANS, FINLAY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR STRATEGY
AND DEFENSE POLICY COURSE

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 Air Force officer who
has been nominated to participate in 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 Embassy if possible by no later than February
10, 2009.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Strategy and Defense Policy
Course, to be held at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in
Washington DC, between February 23, 2009 and March 11, 2009. The
name and identifying information of the proposed candidate appear in
the following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place of
birth and national identification number.

Humberto N. CAPINO Diaz, Lieutenant Colonel, Chilean Air Force,
03/25/1964, Iquique, 9.341.038-6

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

URBAN

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