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Cablegate: Second Demarche Request -- Un Committee Against

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P 190856Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6344
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0682
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 7626

UNCLAS JAKARTA 002642

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNHRC ID
SUBJECT: SECOND DEMARCHE REQUEST -- UN COMMITTEE AGAINST
TORTURE

REF: A) STATE 130973 B) STATE 107686 C) JAKARTA 2104

1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified -- Please
handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) On September 17, poloff met with Hari Purwanto,
Director of the North American Office at the Department of
Foreign Affairs, to request GOI support for U.S. candidate
Felice Gaer's reelection to the UN Committee Against Torture,
per ref A. Poloff conveyed the points in ref B, emphasizing
Gaer's outstanding work on the committee, her high standing
among colleagues and her wealth of experience in the field of
human rights.

3. (SBU) Purwanto acknowledged Gaer's qualifications. He
said he did not yet know the GOI stance but would inquire and
let us know soon. He said the decision will be made at the
level of Director General for Multilateral Affairs Rezlan
Ishar Jemie, or possibly higher, with likely input from
Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Mr. Marty Natalegawa.
Purwanto said he would brief them.
HUME

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