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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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UNCLAS BANGKOK 002460

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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 - JCET BALACE TORCH 09-1, THAILAND, OCTOBER 08
- NOVEMBER 20, 2008, 2008

REF: A. JUSMAG/THAI MEMOS DATED AUGUST 13, 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 units and
commanders 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 units and these commanders. Embassy Bangkok Political
Officer, Melissa G. Carlson, is the verifying officer for the
Embassy/Department of State.

JUSMAGTHAI is requesting HRV of this unit no later than 09 September
2008 in order to meet Department of State Joint Staff, SOCOM, SOCPAC
and First Special Forces Group (Airborne) administrative
requirements.

COURSE:

JCET Balance Torch 09-1, Thailand, October 08 - November 09, 2008.

PARTICIPANTS:

1. Col. Krit Pewnguen, 3 Infantry Regiment Commander, Royal Thai
Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: March 03, 1958; Ubonrachatani, TH.

2. Col. Patarapol Raksanakorn, 8 Infantry Regiment Commander, Royal
Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: October 03, 1955; Bangkok, TH.

3. Col. Attasit Chotirat, 13 Infantry Regiment Commander, Royal
Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: October 12, 1958; Bangkok, TH.

4. Col. Tanakorn Jongootsa, 3 Artillery Regiment Commander, Royal
Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: February 20, 1966; Korat, TH.

5. Ltc. Chakrit Sanitpuang, 2-13 Infantry Battalion Commander,
Royal Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: April 20, 1969; Prajeenburi,
TH.

6. Cpt. Rewat Tammajiradech, 3 Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
Company Commander, Royal Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: October 14,
1976; Korat, TH.

7. Col. Juladech Jitavil, 6 Infantry Regiment Commander, Royal Thai
Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: May 30, 1954; Lopburi, TH.

8. Col. Nirut Ketsiri, 16 Infantry Regiment Commander, Royal Thai
Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: September 25, 1957; Surin, TH.

9. Col. Tarakorn Tammawintorn, 23 Infantry Regiment Commander,
Royal Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: September 25, 1959;
Prajeenburi, TH.

10. Ltc. Pornchai Malin, 21 Cavalry Battalion Commander, Royal Thai
Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: September 24, 1965; Udontanee, TH.

11. Krisada Muangmanee, 6 Cavalry Company Commander, Royal Thai
Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: May 06, 1977; Bangkok, TH.

12. Ltc. Kitticha Techarotjanant, 6 Medical Battalion Commander,
Royal Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: September 06, 1971; Nontburi,
TH.

13. Cpt. Boonsong Promnil, 6 Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
Company Commander, Royal Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: April 13,
1972; Korat, TH.

14. Col. Chatchai Mamueng, Hospital Director, Royal Thai Army 2nd
Army Area, DPOB: November 23, 1957; Samutprakarn, TH.

15. Ltc. Indhanondh Ratanakarn, 1 Battalion, Third Special Force
Regiment, Royal Thai Army 2nd Army Area, DPOB: May 26, 1972;
Bangkok, TH.

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