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Cablegate: Ethiopia: Secstate Human Rights Vetting Approval

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHDS #2785 2531439
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 101439Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7767

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 002785

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E DESK OFFICER
DRL FOR SIMONE JOSEPH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS PGOV ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: SECSTATE HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL
FOR GOE PARTICIPATION ACSS COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
25-28 SEPTEMBER 2007


1. (SBU) Post requests the Department's assistance in
screening the following Ethiopian military or government
candidates who have been nominated for a USG-sponsored
conference, pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance
Act. Post has no derogatory information.

2. (SBU) The candidates have been nominated to attend the
ACSS Community Leadership Conference from 25 - 28 SEP 2007 in
Washington, DC.

3. (SBU) The name, occupation, date of birth, and place of
birth of the proposed candidates are as follows:

Name: WOLDEMARIAM, Haleform Alemu
Occupation: Brigadier General - Head, Research and
Development Center
Date of Birth: 9 AUG 1956
Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Name: SHOOK, Tebege Berhe
Occupation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Director of the
American Directorate
Date of Birth 23 FEB 1961
Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

4. (U) Post appreciates the Department's assistance on this
urgent request.
YAMAMOTO

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