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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0770 2382031
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 252031Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3621
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000770

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: MILGP REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
ANTITERRORISM LEVEL I AND II COURSES

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 officers who
have 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 September
12.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Antiterrorism Level I and II
courses, to be held at the Inter American Air Forces Academy, in
Texas, between September 15 and September 29, 2008. The name and
identifying information of the proposed candidates appear in the
following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, place of birth
and national identification number.

Wilson L. SANHUEZA Canales, Master Sergeant, Combat Command,
07/03/1965, Tome, 10.443.793-1

Alberto R. VEGA Ahumada, Master Sergeant, Combat Command,
09/15/1954, Talcahuano, 6.600.418-k

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

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