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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Master Of

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0693 2111236
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291236Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3531
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000693

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PPC, PM
SOUTHCOM FOR EVANS, FINLAY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR MASTER OF
SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Sensitive but unclassified. Please handle accordingly.

1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraphs 2 and 3.

2. (SBU) Action request: Embassy requests the Department assist in
conducting a Leahy Amendment Human Rights review, as well as a
general name check, of the following Chilean Air Force officer who
has been nominated for U.S. funded training, pursuant to the Leahy
Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Please transmit the results of
such, including information not strictly covered by the Leahy
Amendment, to Embassy if possible by no later than August 13.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Master of Science in
Electrical Engineering, to be held at the Air Force Institute of
Technology (AFIT) in Ohio, between August 20, 2008 and March 15,
2010. The name and identifying information of the proposed
candidate appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit, date of
birth, place of birth and national identification number.

Manuel E. ARRIAGADA Lopez, Captain, Combat Command, Chilean Air
Force, 09/26/1976, Ovalle, 14.314.489-5

4. (U) Post greatly appreciates the Department's assistance with
this request. Embassy's ongoing investigation has not found
credible information that the candidate has been involved in gross
human rights violations.

SIMONS

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