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Cablegate: Niger: Human Rights Vetting for Fan Members to Attend

VZCZCXRO4417
RR RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHNM #1105 3240441
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 190441Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY NIAMEY
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4701
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS NIAMEY 001105

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

DEPT FOR S/CRS, DRL, AF/RSA, AND AF/W

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PHUM NG
SUBJECT: NIGER: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR FAN MEMBERS TO ATTEND
EXTENDED IMET HIV CONFERENCE IN SAN ANTONIO, TX, FROM 06-12 DECEMBER
2008

1. The following individuals have been identified to attend the
Extended IMET HIV Conference in San Antonio, TX, from 06-12 December
2008.

Name: Mahaman Oumarou Tchiany
Rank: Brigadier General
DOB: 18 June 1950
POB: Tessaoua, Niger
Title: Director of Military Health Office, FAN

Name: Boubacar Dodo
Rank: Major
DOB: 15 August 1970
POB: Niamey
Title: State Medical Commander, Defense and Security Forces

2. Embassy Niamey has reviewed its files and has found no
information concerning human rights violations by the individuals
listed above as of November 06, 2008.

3. There is no record of any of the above individuals having any
past or current ties to the PSI Company of the Armed Forces of Niger
(FAN).

4. Additional DAO coordinating activities cannot be completed
without receiving official notification of vetting status.

5. Inquiries regarding this information may be directed to SFC
Chalawnda M. Kelley, Embassy Niamey at phone (227) 2072-2661, ext
4137 or e-mail kelleycm@state.gov.

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