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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response ( Tbilisi 127)

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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY TBILISI PRIORITY 2491

UNCLAS STATE 018299

SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PGOV PHUM GG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE ( TBILISI 127)

REF: TBILISI 127

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the INTERNATIONAL MILITARY OFFICER COURSE
ON MARCH 15 - MAY 25, 2010 IN YORKTOWN, VA.

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: Paata Vashakidze;
ORGANIZATION: Georgian Coast Guard;
TITLE: Coast Guard Officer;
DOB: July 14, 1980;
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ochamchire, Georgia;
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Georgian;
PASSPORT NUMBER: 07PA40711;
EXPIRATION DATE: July 10, 2018

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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