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Cablegate: Chile: Milgp Request for Human Rights Vetting for Legal

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0773 2382036
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 252036Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3624
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000773

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 LEGAL
ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM 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 Attorney General
employees 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 17.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Legal Aspects of Combating
Terrorism Course, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between
September 22 and September 26, 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.

Tania SIRONVALLE Sosa, Lawyer, Deputy Director of the Money
Laundering Unit, National Attorney General, 10/11/1972, Iquique,
12.611.533-4.

Francisco JACIR Manterola, Lawyer, Deputy Prosecutor of the
Metropolitan Attorney Office, 06/07/1976, Santiago, 13.027.145-6.

Francisco LJUBETIC Romero, Lawyer, Regional Prosecutor of the Ninth
Region of the Araucania, 10/05/1958, Santiago, 06.958.844-1.

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.

SIMONS

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