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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Request - Jusmag

VZCZCXYZ0001
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #4166 3291224
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 241218Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6601
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 124166

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 - JUSMAG - ROYAL THAI ARMY OFFICER TO ATTEND THE FOREIGN
MILITARY ATTACH CONFERENCE SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE

REF: BANGKOK 3349

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 - Royal Thai
Army Officer, Foreign Military Attach Conference Sovereign Challenge
in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

2. (U) Candidate:

Name: Boochu Kirchok
DPOB: July 01, 1958; Supanburi, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander
Unit: Counter Terrorism Operations Center, 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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