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Cablegate: Thailand: Embassy/State Department Human Rights

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BANGKOK 001892

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/BCLTV, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA HUSO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING
SUBJECT: THAILAND: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: COUNTER-DRUG MISSION FUSION TORCH (FT) 05-2

REF: A. JIATF WEST J33 MEMO DATED 15 MARCH 2005
B. POL/MIL MEMO DATED 10 MARCH 2005
C. JIATF WEST J33 MEMO DATED 07 MARCH 2005
D. STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
E. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. This is an action request.

2. Joint Interagency Task Force West J33/JUSMAG THAI in
conjunction with DEA Bangkok Country Office (BCO) has
requested that the Embassy/State Department complete human
rights vetting for units that have been selected to
participate in Exercise Fusion Torch (FT) 05-2 scheduled from
15 May - 17 June 2005. To meet internal DOD advance
deployment deadlines, they requested that the review of human
rights reports and files be completed no later than 14 March
2005, if possible.

3. The Embassy possesses no credible evidence that any of
the units listed below in paragraph four have committed gross
violations of human rights. Please advise whether the
Department has any relevant information on the units listed
below.

4. Participants in the Exercise are as follows:

A. Naval Special Warfare Group, Seal Team 3, Sattahip,
Thailand
B. Naval Special Warfare Group, Seal Team 1, Sattahip,
Thailand
C. Narcotics Suppression Bureau Division 1, Sub-Division 2,
Chonburi, Thailand
D. Maritime Peacekeeping Operations Unit (MPKOU) (Formerly
called the Mekong Riverine
- Operations Unit, MROU), Pathum Thani Training Cadre,
Pathum Thani, Thailand
E. Naval Special Warfare Special Boat Unit Detachment 3,
Sattahip, Thailand
BOYCE

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