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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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P 161548Z OCT 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 3342

UNCLAS STATE 144626

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

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

REF: A. BAGHDAD 3354

B. BAGHDAD 3353
C. BAGHDAD 3320

1. Department has reviewed its files and finds that it
possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the members of the Iraqi
Security Forces listed below. Note that if, at
any time, the Embassy becomes aware of any information
regarding incidents which could be deemed to be credible
information of a gross violation of human rights by any of
these
individuals, the Embassy should so inform the department.

2. Names of the candidates are as follows:

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

NAME: Bakr Mohammed Ameen ABDULLAH
POSITION: LTC, Iraqi Army
DOB: July 1, 1970
TYPE OF TRAINING: Military Intelligence Career Captains
Course
TRAINING LOCATION: Ft. Huachuca and Ft. Leavenworth
DATES OF TRAINING: November 19, 2007 to September 22, 2008

NAME: Al Obaidi Mohammed Abdulateff MOHAMMED
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Ministry of Defense
DOB: January 19, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: NESA Executive Seminary
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: October 24 to November 7, 2007

NAME: Al Zamili Kadhim Mansoor RAHAM
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Ministry of Defense
DOB: March 18, 1963
TYPE OF TRAINING: NESA Executive Seminary
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: October 24 to November 7, 2007

NAME: Hsan Abdullaali TAHER
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: February 26, 1962
TYPE OF TRAINING: Combating Terrorism Executive 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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