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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0009
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #7337 3381656
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 031650Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6778
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 127337

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 3468

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 Bangkok in
Special Investigation Group Workshop on
Pangolins and Big Cats from January 7-9, 2009.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Worawat Wongwhan
DPOB: 02/09/1965; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Deputy Superintendent, Major
Unit: Natural Resources Environmental Crime Division, Royal Thai
Police

Name: Ravut Permtanyakit
DPOB: 07/24/1954; Uthai Thani, Thailand
Title/Rank: Deputy Superintendent, Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Natural Resources Environmental Crime Division, Royal Thai
Police

Name: Sotiloj Noppotipong
DPOB: 04/15/1957, Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Deputy Superintendent, Colonel
Unit: Natural Resources Environmental Crime Division, Royal Thai
Police

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
RICE

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