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Cablegate: (U) Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #4462 3291953
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241947Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 2615

UNCLAS STATE 124462

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: (U) HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED
TRAINING FOR AL-RIKABI, AL-OBAIDI, AL-SHAMMARI

REF: BAGHDAD 3464

(U) 1. The Department has reviewed its files and finds that
it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the members of the Iraqi
Security Forces listed below. Department strongly suggests
that visa applications for these individuals be filed with as
much time as possible to allow for additional processing
procedures that may be required. Note that if, at any time,
the Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information of
a gross violation of human rights by any of these
individuals, the Embassy should so inform the Department and
cancel the proposed trainings.

(SBU) 2.The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: Kadhim Mohan Mutar AL-RIKABI
POSITION: Lieutenant Colonel, Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: July 1, 1969
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 1 to 18, 2008

NAME: Hayder Fadhil Razooqi AL-OBAIDI
POSITION: Staff Major, Iraqi Special Operations Force (ISOF)
S-3
DOB: August 5, 1976
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 1 to 18, 2008

NAME: Kareem Hakeem Farhan AL-SHAMMARI
POSITION: Colonel, Air Force, Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: January 27, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 1 to 18, 2008
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