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FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3889
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J5// IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 002337

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STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA CHRISTY, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: JUSMAG - JOINT TRANSITION COURSE, JOINT WAR FIGHTING,
NORFOLK, VA, AUGUST 26 - NOVEMBER 14, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED JULY 28, 2008
B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights
verification required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG THAI has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the
individuals listed below, which have been selected to attend the
course scheduled below. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by
these individuals. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Melissa G.
Carlson, is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of
State.

Course:
Joint Transition Course, Joint Combined War Fighting, Norfolk, VA,
August 26 - November 14, 2008.

Participants:
- Lieutenant Commander Chai-anan Pholsen, Naval Operations
Department, Royal Thai Navy, DPOB: June 22, 1974; Khon Kaen,
Thailand.

- Colonel Settapong Malisuwan, Office of the Deputy Supreme
Commander, DPOB: March 24, 1966; Bangkok, Thailand.


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