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Cablegate: Chile: Epol Request for Human Rights Vetting for Ilea

VZCZCXYZ0001
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSG #0887 2761739
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 021739Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3771
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS SANTIAGO 000887

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 ILEA
SENIOR OFFICIALS AWARENESS WORKSHOP

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 Police officers who
have 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 22.

3. (SBU) The proposed training is the Senior Officials Awareness
Workshop, which will be held at the International Law Enforcement
Academy, in Lima, Peru, between October 27 and October 31, 2008.
The name and identifying information of the proposed candidates
appear in the following format: Name, rank, unit, date of birth,
and place of birth.

Erika CHACANA Mercado, Commissioner, Section Chief, Investigative
Brigade on Sex Crimes, National Investigative Police, 04/01/1973,
Antofagasta, 12.441.597-7

Luis MOLINA Munoz, Commissioner, Section Chief, Investigative
Brigade on Sex Crimes, National Investigative Police, 06/22/1970,
Santiago, 11.657.101-3

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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