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Cablegate: Lebanon: Leahy Vetting for Participants in Ata

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TAGS: APER ASEC LE
SUBJECT: LEBANON: LEAHY VETTING FOR PARTICIPANTS IN ATA
6497: EXPLOSIVE INCIDENT COUNTERMEASURES

REF: BEIRUT 1196

1. (U) In response to referenced Leahy vetting request, the
Department has reviewed its files and finds it possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights at
this time by the members of the Lebanese law enforcement
personnel listed below. Please note that if at any time the
Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding incidents
which could be deemed to be credible information of a gross
violation of human rights by these individuals, the Embassy
should so inform the Department..

2. (U) The following Lebanese law enforcement personnel were
listed in reftel as candidates the Anti Terrorism Assistance
Program (ATA) course, scheduled to begin October 6, 2008.
Leahy Amendment vetting was conducted at post with no
derogatory results.


Name: CH'HAITA, Ziad
Delegation Leader
Rank: Lieutenant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 01/16/1978; Sweika, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail

Name: HARMOUSH, Imad
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 06/08/1972; Samkanieh, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau

Name: KAWAM, Badreddine
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 04/03/1966; Sidon, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Prime Minister's Protective Detail

Name: BOLHOS, Dib
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 11/01/1969; Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau

Name: YOUSSEF, Wissam
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 12/23/1971; Sweiri, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau

Name: FAYYAD, Marwan
Rank: Sergeant Major, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 02/15/1964; Bkifa, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau

Name: ESBER, Chawki
Rank: Sergeant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 07/28/1969; Akkar, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail

Name: TAFESH, Qassem
Rank: Corporal, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 03/20/1977; Katermaya, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail

Name: SAADEH, Michel
Rank: Corporal, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 08/10/1975; Qanat, Lebanon
Current Position: ISF Explosives Bureau

Name: HAJJAR, Mohamed
Rank: Adjutant, Lebanese Internal Security Forces
D/POB: 03/08/1969; Ch'him, Lebanon
Current Position: Prime Minister's Protective Detail

3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following statement
to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the Department
of State possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the individuals identified in
paragraph 2 above, as of this date. Post may cite this cable
in response.
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