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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Yerevan 90)

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TO AMEMBASSY YEREVAN PRIORITY 8517

UNCLAS STATE 018328

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM MASS ASEC AM
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (YEREVAN 90)

REF: YEREVAN 90

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the Export Control Academy at the
University of Georgia from March 15-26, 2010.

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:

Last Name: Mirzoyan
First Name: Vahan
Agency: National Security Service
DPOB: 5-May-1969, Armenia
Rank: Major
Gender: Male
Nationality: Armenian
Ppt#: AA0376082


Last Name: Grigoryan
First Name: Levon
Agency: Ministry of Defense
DPOB: 17-Nov-1981, Armenia
Rank: Civilian, Senior Officer Legal Section
Gender: Male
Nationality: Armenian
Ppt#: AK0298422

Last Name: Karapetyan
First Name: Artem
Agency: State Revenue Committee
DPOB: 01-Jan-1975, Armenia
Rank: Senior Inspector for Customs Service
Gender: Male
Nationality: Armenian
Ppt#: AB0580268 (note, individual will receive a new passport
prior
to travel)

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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