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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Imet Training

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DE RUEHC #5247 2111608
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 301557Z JUL 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 4709

UNCLAS STATE 105247

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
ATTENTION: JENNIFER ORRICO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MAS PHUM PREL RW
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR IMET TRAINING

REF: KIGALI 651

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that as of July 17, 2007, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
following Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) personnel scheduled to
attend Military HIV/AIDS training:

Name: Maj. Marc Rugenintwaza
DOB: 1 June 1964
Training Date: 29 July 2007

Name: Maj. Innocent Segahinga
DOB: 9 July 1965
Training Date: 29 July 2007

Name: Capt. Paul Kabayiza
DOB: 15 February 1973
Training Date: 29 July 2007

2. Post is therefore authorized to forward the following
verification message: "Embassy verifies that as of July 19,
2007, the Department of State possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
Rwandan Defense Force personnel listed above. This cable
completes the joint human rights vetting approval process for
the military personnel cited." Note that if at any time
Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding incidents
which could be deemed to be credible information of a gross
violation of human rights by any personnel involved in this
training, Embassy should so inform the Department.
RICE

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