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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting of Burundi Military for Amisom

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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BUJUMBURA IMMEDIATE 1585

UNCLAS STATE 095999

SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC EAID KCRM KJUS SNAR BY
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING OF BURUNDI MILITARY FOR AMISOM
TRAINING

REF: BUJUMBURA 441

1. (SBU) The Department of State has reviewed its files and
finds that as of September 3, 2008, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
officers listed below:

Name: Floribert Biyereke
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Position: Deputy Chief of Personnel
DOB: November 28, 1969

Name: Cyprien Nsengiyumva
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Position: Officer in Charge of Logistics
DOB: September 24, 1963

Name: Gilbert Mpawenayo
Rank: Corporal
Position: Officer in Charge of Logistics
DOB: 1976

2. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following statement
to authorized parties:

The Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses
no credible information of gross violations of human rights
by the officers identified in paragraph 1 above, as of
September 3, 2008. Post may cite this cable in response.

3. (U) If in the future post becomes aware of possible human
rights violations by any individual listed above, post should
inform the Department and not proceed with training.
RICE

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