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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #1332 1701757
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 191757Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9438
INFO RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RUMIAAE/COMSOCSOUTH SIMS HOMESTEAD ARS FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 001332

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
U.S. ARMY DEMINING MISSION

REF: A. COMSOCSOUTH 071600Z NOV 05

B. 05 STATE 83724

1. This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist
in conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well
as a general name check of the following Chilean candidate
who has been nominated for U.S. sponsored training, pursuant
to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit
the results of such, including information not strictly
covered by the Leahy Amendment, to Embassy.

3. The proposed training is the U.S. Army Demining Mission,
which will take place in Calama, Chile, August 15 through
September 30, 2006. Chilean counterpart organization will be
the Chilean National Humanitarian Demining Commission
(COADES). The name and identifying information of CONADE's
Director and Commanding Officer appears in the following
format: Name, unit, date of birth, place of birth and
national identification number.

a. Gunther Siebert Wendt, Chilean National Defense Staff, 02
Nov 1957, Santiago, 7069927-3


4. Embassy is conducting its own review and has not found
credible information that Seibert or CONADES has been
involved in gross human rights violations.
KELLY

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