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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Golden Spear Seminar

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DE RUEHC #2497 2221951
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O 101945Z AUG 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 4787

UNCLAS STATE 112497

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PREL RW MASS
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR GOLDEN SPEAR SEMINAR

REF: KIGALI 676

1. The Department of State has review 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 candidate for the Golden Spear Seminar.

Name: Patrick Gashumba
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
DOB: 20 August 1958
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 candidate for the Golden Spear Seminar listed above.
This cable completes the joint human rights vetting approval
process for the law enforcement officer 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 the
candidate involved in this training, Embassy should so inform
the Department.
RICE

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