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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Podgorica 15)

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PP RUEHPOD
DE RUEHC #7619 0561752
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251750Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY PODGORICA PRIORITY 2679

UNCLAS STATE 017619

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PHUM PREL MW
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (PODGORICA 15)

REF: PODGORICA 15

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the International Maritime Officer in
Yorktown, VA scheduled for March 10 - June 25, 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individual listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/19/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individual in
USG-funded training:

NAME: LTJG Rado Purdic

DOB: December 23, 1982 in Nikic, Montenegro

GENDER: Male

TITLE: Section Head, Training Ship "Jadran"

ORGANIZATION: The Montenegrin Navy

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 02/19/2010. 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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