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Cablegate: Acota - Human Rights Vetting - Rwanda

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #8872 2152112
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 032101Z AUG 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHLGB/AMEMBASSY KIGALI PRIORITY 4752
INFO RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/CDR USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ3/ECJ5/PLAD//
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC//OSD-ISA-AF//

UNCLAS STATE 108872

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
KIGALI ALSO FOR DAO - MAJ MILLER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PGOV RW
SUBJECT: ACOTA - HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING - RWANDA

REF: KIGALI 681

1. (U) Reftel provided the unit identification and unit
commander's name for a Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) scheduled
to participate in ACOTA training prior to deployment to AMIS.
Reftel further reported that Embassy Kigali has conducted a
file check and found no derogatory information regarding
gross abuse of human rights on the part of the commanding
officer or unit.

2. (SBU) Unit - 35th Infantry Battalion, of the 301st
Infantry Brigade, RDF

Commander - LTC Alexis Kayumba Ngoga, dob 6 Feb 67

3. (SBU) The Department has reviewed its files and
determined they hold no credible information regarding gross
abuse of human rights on the part of the identified unit or
unit commander. Embassy is therefore authorized to report
this information to EUCOM, using this cable as reftel and the
following language: quote: Embassy reports that, as of this
date, the Department of State has no credible information
regarding gross abuse of human rights on the part of the RDF
35th Infantry Battalion or its commander, LTC Ngoga, selected
to participate in ACOTA training prior to deployment to AMIS.
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