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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Laos Leahy Vetting Request - Ilea

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DE RUEHC #5299 3652330
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 302317Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHVN/AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE IMMEDIATE 3881
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 7314
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 135299

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR PHUM PREL PGOV MARR KCRM LA
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR LAOS LEAHY VETTING REQUEST - ILEA
BANGKOK "CLANDESTINE LAB INVESTIGATIONS/CHEMICAL CONTROL" COURSE

REF: Vientiane 651

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
to date, it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights for the individuals identified below. These individuals
are candidates for the "Clandestine Lab Investigations/Chemical
Control" course hosted by the International Law Enforcement Academy
(ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand from January 12-23, 2009. The Lao
nominees are police officers in the Ministry of Public Security.

2. (U) Candidates:

Police Captain Ms. Khamkong Phetsomphou
Deputy Chief Officer, Drug Control Department, General Police
Department, Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 09 September 1973, Khammouane, Lao PDR
Ppt: S0018820; Expiration Date: 23 August 2010
Lao ID: KK188; Issue Date: 14 September 2001

Police Lieutenant Phousy Sriththirath
Technical Staff of Drug Control Division, Police Headquarter of
Vientiane Capital, Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 11 July 1974, Champasack, Lao PDR
Ppt: S 0012331; Expiration Date: 22 June 2009
Lao ID: A1-0001353; Issue Date: 13 August 2002

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 listed 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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