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Cablegate: Embassy/State Department Human Rights Vetting For:

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UNCLAS BANGKOK 005707

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/BCLTV, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA HUSO, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING
SUBJECT: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR:
EXERCISE FLASH TORCH (FT) 06-1

REF: A. JIATF WEST J33/JUSMAG-THAI MEMO DATED 2
SEPTEMBER 2005
B. STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. This is an action request.

2. Joint Interagency Task Force West J33/JUSMAG THAI has
requested that the Embassy/State Department complete human
rights vetting for units that have been selected to
participate in Exercise FLASH Torch 06-1 scheduled from 03 -
31 October 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 20
September 2005, if possible.

3. As of this date, 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 Navy Special Warfare Group Seal Team Three

Royal Thai Navy Riverine Squadron
ARVIZU

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