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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Podgorica 31)

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PP RUEHPOD
DE RUEHC #7615 0561747
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251745Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHPOD/AMEMBASSY PODGORICA PRIORITY 2677
INFO RUEHTI/AMEMBASSY TIRANA PRIORITY 4562

UNCLAS STATE 017615

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PHUM PREL MW
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (PODGORICA 31)

REF: PODGORICA 31

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the Department of Justice, Office of
Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training sponsored
Task Force study trip in Tirana, Albania. Scheduled for March
8, 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individual listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/22/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individual in
USG-funded training:

AME (First/Last): Dragan Radonjic

D/POB: 19 October 1976; Podgorica

GENDER: Male

TITLE: Head of Group for Combating Organized Economic Crime

ORGANIZATION: Police Directorate

NATIONALITY: Montenegrin

3. (U) Post is permitted to 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 individual
identified above, as of 02/22/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individual
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON

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