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Cablegate: Togo: Human Rights Vetting for Togolese Navy Staff

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TAGS: MASS PGOV PHUM TO
SUBJECT: TOGO: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR TOGOLESE NAVY STAFF
ATTENDING AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION (APS) TRAINING FROM APRIL 06
THROUGH 26, 2010.

1. Pursuant to the Leahy Amendment and Foreign Assistance Act, Post
requests the Department's assistance in vetting three Togolese Navy
Enlisted to attend Africa Partnership Station (APS) training from
April 06 through 26, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal.

2. Information about the three participants is as follows:

Name: ALASSANI, Abdou-Salami
Rank: Warrant Officer
Unit: Navy
Occupation: Radar man
Date of Birth: 31 December 1966
Place of Birth: Sotouboua, Togo
Type of Training: Africa Partnership Station (APS) training
Place of Training: Dakar, Senegal
Date of Training: April 6-26, 2010

Name: KPOMGBE, Kouessan
Rank: Petty Officer First Class
Unit: Navy
Occupation: Navigator
Date of Birth: 29 November 1974
Place of Birth: Lome, Togo
Type of Training: Africa Partnership Station (APS) training
Place of Training: Dakar, Senegal
Date of Training: April 6-26, 2010


Name: TIBIKENA, Sowlan Dwaba
Rank: Petty Officer Third Class
Unit: Navy
Occupation: Manoeuvrier
Date of Birth: 18 November 1977
Place of Birth: Yade (Kara), Togo
Type of Training: Africa Partnership Station (APS) training
Place of Training: Dakar, Senegal
Date of Training: April 6-26, 2010

3. As of February 28, Regional Security Officer, Political and Human
Rights Officer, and Consular Officer at post have reviewed the
nominees' files and found no derogatory information.

HAWKINS

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