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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Vetting Request -

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #2923 3541623
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 191616Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 7163
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 132923

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
ILEA BANGKOK POST BLAST INVESTIGATIONS COURSE - SESSION 16

REF: BANGKOK 3601

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 below. These
individuals are candidates for the ILEA Bangkok Post Blast
Investigations Course from January 12-23, 2009.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Suwan Maneechot
DPOB: 18 Jul 1958; Songkhla, Thailand
Title/Rank: Inspector, Major
Unit: Bajoa Police, Narathiwat Provincial Police Region 9, Royal Thai
Police

Name: Parin Chanlerd
DPOB: 27 Nov 1976, Lopburi, Thailand
Title/Rank: Inspector, Major
Unit: Tanyong Police Station Narathiwat Provincial Police, Region 9,
Royal Thai Police

Name: Thanathep Nakasem
DPOB: 11 May 1976; Samut Songkhram, Thailand
Title/Rank: Squad Leader, Corporal
Unit: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Section, Explosive Ordnance
Disposal and Identification Sub-Division, Special Operation
Division, Metropolitan Police Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Alternates:

Name: Siriwat Phunyachonwat
DPOB: 15 June 1961; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Chief of Special Operation Company, Lt. Colonel
Unit: Special Operation Company, Investigation Sub-Division, Pattani
Provincial Police Region 9, Royal Thai Police

Name: Torpan Pusuntia
DPOB: 1 June 1980; Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Title/Rank: Case Officer Level 1, Captain
Unit: Muang Surin Police Station, Surin Provincial Police Region 3,
Royal Thai Police

Name: Varat Pratumnan
DPOB: 30 Sept 1973; Ratchaburi, Thailand
Title/Rank: Squad Leader, Sergeant
Unit: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Section, Explosive Ordnance
Disposal and Identification Sub-Division, Special Operation Division,
Metropolitan Police Bureau, 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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