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Cablegate: Jusmag Thailand Embassy/State Department Human

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8724
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 004234

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MLS, 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
SUBJECT: JUSMAG THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN
RIGHTS VETTING FOR: JCET BALANCE TORCH 08-1/08-2, BEGINNING
OCTOBER 6, 2007

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMO DATED 24 JULY 2007

B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights
verification required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG/THAI has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the two
units listed below, who have been selected to attend the
above-mentioned course. Embassy Bangkok possesses no
credible information at this time of gross violations of
human rights by these units. Embassy Bangkok Political
Officer, Guy Margalith, is the verifying officer for the
Embassy/Department of State.

BALANCE TORCH 08-1/08-2 UNIT PARTICIPANTS:

Royal Thai Army, Special Operations Squadron, 3rd Battalion,
3rd Special Forces Regiment
Unit Commander: Lt.Col. Indhanondh RATANAKARN, DPOB: May 26,
1972; Bangkok, TH.

Royal Thai Army, 31st Infantry Regiment (King's Guard)
Unit Commander: Col. Jiraphan MALEEKAEW, DPOB: Dec 6, 1958;
Bangkok, TH.

3. Please inform Embassy Bangkok POL Section should
additional information be required. Thank you.
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