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Cablegate: Request for Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored

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DE RUEHGB #3354 2811331
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 081331Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3763

UNCLAS BAGHDAD 003354

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV MOPS PINS PHUM PREL IZ
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED
TRAINING FOR TAHER AND ABBAS


1. (U) This is an action request.

2. (U) Pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act,
post request the Department's assistance in screening the
following candidates of the Iraqi Security Forces who have
been nominated for training in the United States. Post has no
derogatory information.

3. (U) Names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: Hsan Abdullaali TAHER
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: February 26, 1962
TYPE OF TRAINING: Combatting Terrorism Exective Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Near East Southern Area Center for
Security Studies
DATES OF TRAINING: December 19, 2007 to January 8, 2008


NAME: Oday Kareem ABBAS
POSITION: Major, Iraqi Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: November 5, 1971
TYPE OF TRAINING: Combatting Terrorism Exective Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Near East Southern Area Center for
Security Studies
DATES OF TRAINING: December 19, 2007 to January 8, 2008

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