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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4958
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J5// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ3// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BANGKOK 003332

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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: JUSMAG THAI - CIVIL AFFAIRS TRAINING, FORT BRAGG, NORTH
CAROLINA, DECEMBER 15, 2008 - APRIL 17, 2009.

REF: A. JUSMAG THAI MEMO DATED NOVEMBER 04, 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) JUSMAG THAI has requested that the Embassy/State Department
complete human rights vetting request for individual listed below,
which has been selected to attend the course scheduled below.
Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible information at this time of
gross violations of human rights by this officer. Embassy Bangkok
Political Officer, Melissa G. Carlson, is the verifying officer for
the Embassy/Department of State.

JUSMAG THAI, Civil Affairs Training, Fort Bragg, North Carolina,
December 15, 2008 - April 17, 2009.

Participant:

Name: Apirdet Manvichachai
DPOB: July 18, 1972; Lopburi, Thailand
Title: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Directorate of Civil Affairs, Royal Thai Army.

JOHN

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