Cablegate: Hr Vetting for Sovereign Challenge Conference -
DE RUEHVB #0771 3081238
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 031238Z NOV 08 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8753
INFO RUCQSOC/USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEHVB/USDAO ZAGREB HR PRIORITY
UNCLAS ZAGREB 000771
USSOCOM SCSO J5 MACDILL AFB FL
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KJUS PHUM PREL
SUBJECT: HR VETTING FOR SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE CONFERENCE -
REF: REFTEL 291437Z OCT 08 FM USSOCOM SCSO J5 MACDILL
1. (U)This cable responds to request in reftel.
2. (U) Embassy Zagreb has vetted the proposed names and has
found no evidence of "gross violations of human rights" as
per Leahy Amendment vetting requirements that would
disqualify the candidates from attending the 4th Annual
Sovereign Challenge Conference 17-20 November 2008.
3. (U) Embassy Zagreb verifies that as of October 30, 2008
the four foreign military attaches listed in reftel cleared
human rights vetting with effective date of October 30, 2008.
Based on the "good for one year" vetting policy, these
individuals are now cleared for participation in U.S.
sponsored training until October 30, 2009.