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Cablegate: Yemen: Human Rights Vetting Approval for Soccent

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240936Z Sep 04

UNCLAS SANAA 002505

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MOPS PHUM YM COUNTER TERRORISM HUMAN RIGHTS
SUBJECT: YEMEN: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL FOR SOCCENT
JCET, NOV-DEC 04, CYE2005JCET001W


1. The following statement is provided to verify the human
rights vetting process. Embassy verifies that the Department
of State possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the Yemen Central Security
Force Counter Terrorism Unit or other members of this unit as
of this date.

2. Additionally, the following human rights vetting
information is provided:

-- Specific host nation units to be trained: members of the
Yemen Central Security Force Counter Terrorism Unit
consisting of approximately 150 personnel.

-- Estimated number of personnel from participating unit:
One platoon of 50 personnel.

-- Certifying country team official: Shayna Steinger,
Pol/Econ Chief.

-- Current threat assessment: high.

-- This message grants country team approval on human rights
vetting requirements for Army JCET in Yemen, November -
December 2004.

3. POC is Shayna Steinger, Pol/Econ.
KRAJESKI

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