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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Request - Jusmag

VZCZCXYZ0000
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #4901 3301757
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 251750Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6635
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/NO JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 124901

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 - JCET FUSION TORCH 09-1

REF: BANGKOK 3387

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 units and commanders listed below.
These units and commanders are candidates to participate in the
JUSMAG Thai JCET Fusion Torch 09-1 at Rajamangala University in the
Trang Province and at the Apai Borirak Camp in the Pattalung
Province, Thailand from May 4, 2009 through June 5, 2009.

2. (U) Units and Commanders:

Unit: Third Naval Area Command, Royal Thai Navy
Commander: Narong Thedvisal; DOB: March 26, 1951; POB: Bangkok,
Thailand; Title/Rank: Vice Admiral, Commander of Third Naval Area

Unit: Sub-Division 9, Royal Thai Marine Police
Commander: Lerdchai Thinrat; DOB: June 2, 1951; POB: Nakhon
Ratchasima, Thailand; Title/Rank: Police Colonel

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 units
and commanders 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 units and commanders 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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