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Cablegate: Chile: Epol Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0885 2761711
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 021711Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3769
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000885

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, DRL, INR, PM, DIPSEC, DIPSEC/CI
FBI FOR CD1D BROWN AND JOHNS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: EPOL REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
INTERNATIONAL EXPORT CONTROL CONFERENCE

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 Army officer who has
been nominated for 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 the Embassy, if possible by no later than October 15.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the International Export Control
Conference, which will be held in Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia, between
October 20 and October 23, 2008. The name and identifying
information of the proposed candidate appear in the following
format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth, and place of birth.

Gonzalo LIZASOAIN Videla, Army Colonel, Assistant Director General
of National Mobilization, 09/27/1956, Santiago, 6.848.564-9.

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

SIMONS

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