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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Vietnam Leahy Vetting Request -

VZCZCXYZ0016
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #5046 3302053
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P R 252046Z NOV 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI PRIORITY 8117
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 6640
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 125046

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR PREL PTER SNAR MARR KCRM VM
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR VIETNAM LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
ILEA BANGKOK TACTICAL AND SAFETY TRAINING COURSE

REF: HANOI 1277

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that,
to date, it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights committed by the individuals identified below. These
individuals are candidates for the ILEA Bangkok Tactical and Safety
Training Course from December 8-18, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Phung Van Dang
DOB: 1966
POB: Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Position/Unit: Major Colonel, Ministry of Public Security (MPS)
Counter Narcotics Department, Ho Chi Minh City

Name: Nguyen Van Cuong
DOB: 1979
POB: Yen Thanh, Nghe An, Vietnam
Position/Unit: Senior Lieutenant, MPS Counter Narcotics Department,
Ho Chi Minh City

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
individuals identified in paragraph 2 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 individuals 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
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