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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Yerevan 39)

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DE RUEHC #8197 0571748
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P 261745Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY YEREVAN PRIORITY 8509

UNCLAS STATE 018197

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC MASS PGOV PHUM AM
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (YEREVAN 39)

REF: YEREVAN 39

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the training by the Ministry of
Defense.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/25/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

NAME OF CANDIDATE: Lt Arsen Arzumanyan
TITLE: Infantry Platoon Commander,
ORGANIZATION: MoD,
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 12 Apr 1983, Republic of Armenia;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRSE; INTERNATIONAL OFF
PREPARAT;
MANEUVER CAPTAINS CAREER;
DATES OF TRAINING: 14 Jul 10 - 26 May 11.

NAME OF CANDIDATE: Captain Artur Arakelyan
TITLE: Senior Assistant of the Minister of Defense,
ORGANIZATION: MoD
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 08 June 1979, Republic of Armenia;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: DEF RES MGT CRS
DATES OF TRAINING: 22 May 10 - 18 June 10


NAME OF CANDIDATE: Mr Never Khachaturyan
TITLE: English Language Instructor,
ORGANIZATION: MoD,
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 18 Nov 1982, Republic of Armenia;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR/BASIC
DATES OF TRAIING: 12 May 10 - 19 Nov 10.

NAME OF CANDIDATE: Captain Karen Baghiyan
TITLE: Deputy Chief of Exercises and Training Desk,
ORGANIZATION: Peacekeeping Brigade,
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 21 Apr 1981, Republic of Azerbaijan;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRSE; NTERNATIONAL OFF
PREPARAT;
MANEUVER CAPTAINS CAREER;
DATES OF TRAINING: 19 May 10 - 07 Apr 11.

NAME OF CANDIDATE: Major Armen Zakaryan
TITLE: Deputy Chief of International Military Cooperation
Desk of
Defense Policy Department,
ORGANIZATION: MoD,
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 23 Feb 1975, Republic of Armenia;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRSE; JUDGE ADVOCATE
OFFICER GRA
DATES OF TRAINING: 03 Mar 10 - 19 May 11.

NAME OF CANDIDATE: Major Grigor Tonabekyan
TITLE: Deputy Chief of Analytic Desk of Intelligence
Department of
the Head Staff of Armed Forces of RA
ORGANIZATION: MoD,
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 16 Feb 1973, Republic of Armenia;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: SPEC/OPS COMBTNG TERRORISM
DATES OF TRAINING: 21 Aug 10 - 03 Sep 10

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 02/25/2010. 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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