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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 002070

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: EXERCISE BAKER TORCH (BT) 05-3B

REF: A. JIATF WEST J33 THAI MEMO DATED 15 MARCH 2005

B. POL/MIL MEMO DATED 10 MARCH 2005
C. JIATF WEST 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 Baker Torch (BT) 05-3B scheduled from
1 - 26 August 2005. To meet internal DOD advance deployment
deadlines, they have requested that the review of human
rights reports and files be completed no later than 1 April
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:

ROYAL THAI BORDER PATROL POLICE (BPP):

3rd Region Border Patrol Police
- 3rd Region BPP Special Company, Mae Rim
- 3rd Region BPP Headquarters
BOYCE

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