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UNCLAS BANGKOK 002804

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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: JOINT INTERAGENCY TASK FORCES WEST BANGKOK, BAKER TORCH
09-1, KING RAMA VI SPECIAL TRAINING CAMP,HUA HIN, THAILAND, OCTOBER
27 THROUGH DECEMBER 4,2008.

REF: A. JIATF/THAI MEMOS DATED September 12, 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) JIATF West Bangkok has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the unit and
the commander listed below, which have been selected to attend the
above-mentioned course. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by this
unit and this person. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Melissa G.
Carlson, is the verifying officer for the

BAKER TORCH 09-2, Joint Interagency Task Force West, Royal Thai
Marine Police Camp, vicinity Nong Khai (Sri Chiang Mai), Thailand,
May 4 through June 19, 2009.
Unit and Commander:
Pol. Col. Saksira Pheak-Um, Royal Thai Marine Police, Nong Khai,
DPOB: August 10, 1966; Bangkok, TH.
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