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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Tbilisi 165)

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DE RUEHC #7760 0562027
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 252024Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY TBILISI PRIORITY 2485

UNCLAS STATE 017760

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM GG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (TBILISI 165)

REF: TBILISI 165

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the ADVANCED SECURITY STUDIES HELD FROM
MARCH 26 - JUNE 18, 2010, AT THE MARSHALL CENTER IN GARMISCH-
PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY.

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

NAME OF CANDIDATE: MS. NINO NIKOLEISHVILI
TITLE: SN. SPECIALIST, PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON EUROPEAN
INTEGRATION
ORGANIZATION: PARLIAMENT OF GEORGIA
DATE OF BIRTH: December 2, 1982
SEX: Female
PLACE OF BIRTH: Georgia
NATIONALITY: Georgian
PASSPORT NUMBER: 05CA00811
PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE: April 4, 2013

NAME OF CANDIDATE: MS. NANA BERIDZE
TITLE: HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL BORDER COOPERATION UNIT
ORGANIZATION: BORDER POLICE, THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
DATE OF BIRTH: September 22, 1981
SEX: Female
PLACE OF BIRTH: Georgia
NATIONALITY: Georgian
PASSPORT NUMBER: 08AI25355
PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE: November 6, 2018

NAME OF CANDIDATE: MR. BEKA AKHVLEDIANI
TITLE: SN ADVISOR, FOREIGN AND ECONOMY POLICY DEPARTMENT
ORGANIZATION: NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL OF GEORGIA
DATE OF BIRTH: May 14, 1983
SEX: Male
PLACE OF BIRTH: Georgia
NATIONALITY: Georgian
PASSPORT NUMBER: 05AB96452
PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE: December 26, 2016

NAME OF CANDIDATE: MR. MERAB VASHAKIDZE
TITLE: SN ADVISOR, DEPT OF RELATIONS WITH CIS COUNTRIES
ORGANIZATION: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF GEORGIA
DATE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1954
SEX: Male
PLACE OF BIRTH: Georgia
NATIONALITY: Georgian
PASSPORT NUMBER: 05BA00510
PASSPORT EXPIRATION DATE: February 26, 2012

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 individuals
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 individuals
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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