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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Podgorica 16)

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PP RUEHPOD
DE RUEHC #7617 0561750
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251747Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY PODGORICA PRIORITY 2678

UNCLAS STATE 017617

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PHUM PREL MW
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (PODGORICA 16)

REF: PODGORICA 16

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the Air Command Staff College, Maxwell
AFB. The course is scheduled for June 7 2010 - June 16 2011.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individual listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/17/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individual in
USG-funded training:

NAME: MAJ Toni Sic

DOB: July 3, 1971 in Zrenjanin, Serbia

GENDER: Male

TITLE: Head of Operations at the Air Base

ORGANIZATION: The Montenegrin Air Force

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 02/17/2010. 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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