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

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0720 2191956
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061956Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3563
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000720

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 RULE OF
LAW AND DISCIPLINE COURSE

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 Navy officer who has
been nominated to participate in 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 21.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Rule of Law and Discipline
Course, to be held at the Inter-American Air Force Academy, San
Antonio, TX, between August 26 and September 3, 2008. 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.

Arturo ANINAT Gonzalez; Lieutenant Junior Grade (Chilean Navy);
Operations Officer, Port Authority Puerto Montt; 05/04/1978;
Santiago, Chile; 10.637.258-6.

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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