Cablegate: Request Leahy Amendment Human Rights Vetting

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E.O. 12958: N/A

1. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: As required by the Departments
of State and Defense Leahy Amendments, Embassy requests
that Washington conduct soonest the required human rights
review of the below listed Panamanian Public Force
person(s) and/or unit(s) and that State Department
transmit the results to Embassy and U.S. Southern

SMN, Servicio Maritimo Nacional, Communications, Alberto
Alcocer, 7 August 1974, 8-481-496

SMN, Servicio Maritimo Nacional, Communications, Manuel
Rodriguez, 8 December 1974, 8-496-030

PNP, National Police, Communications, Socrates Urena, 23
September 1966, 8-296-964

PNP, National Police, Communications, Manuel Duarte, 29
January 1966, 9-220-2357

2. (U) Embassy is currently conducting its own review
and has thus far found no credible information that the
aforementioned person(s)/unit(s) has been involved in
gross human rights violations. Embassy thanks the
Department in advance for its timely consideration of and
response to this matter.

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