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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Request - Jusmag

VZCZCXYZ0008
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #0188 3171938
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 121932Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6400
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 120188

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY REQUEST - JUSMAG
THAI - CIVIL AFFAIRS TRAINING

REF: BANGKOK 3332

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that,
to date, it possesses no credible evidence of gross violations of
human rights committed by the individual listed below. This
individual is a candidate to participate in the JUSMAG THAI Civil
Affairs Training program at Fort Bragg in North Carolina from
December 15, 2008 through April 17, 2009.

2. (U) Candidate:

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

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
individual identified above, as of this date. Post may cite this
cable in response.

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

5. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose:
-Email: DeBoseJL@state.gov
-Phone: 202-647-2989
RICE

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