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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Imet Training

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DE RUEHC #2496 2221950
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 101944Z AUG 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 4786

UNCLAS STATE 112496

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

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

REF: KIGALI 675

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that as of July 26, 2007, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
following Rwandan candidates for IMET training:

Name: JM Vianey Kayigamba
Rank: Captain
DOB: February, 1971
Training Date: 10 August 07

Name: Kenneth Tumusiime
Rank: Lieutenant
DOB: May, 1975
Training Date: 16 August, 2007

Name: Laurent Munana
Rank: Lieutenant
DOB: August, 1974
Training Date: 16 August 2007

Name: Faustin Sikubwe
Rank: Sergeant
DOB: January, 1982
Training Date: 13 August 2007

2. Post is therefore authorized to forward the following
verification message: "Embassy verifies that as of July 26,
2007, the Department of State possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
Rwandan candidates for the IMET training listed above. This
cable completes the joint human rights vetting approval
process for the officers cited." Note that if at any time
Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding incidents
which could be deemed to be credible information of gross
violation of human rights by any personnel involved in this
training, Embassy should so inform the Department.
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