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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Laos Leahy Vetting Request - Ilea

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DE RUEHC #8039 3392139
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 042133Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHVN/AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE IMMEDIATE 3742
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 6825
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 128039

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR PHUM PREL PGOV MARR KCRM LA
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR LAOS LEAHY VETTING REQUEST - ILEA
BANGKOK "TACTICAL SAFETY AND PLANNING COURSE"

REF: Vientiane 625

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
to date, it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights for the individuals identified below. These individuals
are candidates for the "Tactical Safety and Planning" course hosted
by International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Bangkok in Thailand
from December 8-18,2008. The Lao nominees are police officers in the
Ministry of Public Security.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name and Rank: Police Major Bayphone Phimphisane
Position: Deputy Chief of Investigative Section, Drug Control
Department, General Department, Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 20 October 1964, Champasack, Lao PDR
Ppt: S0046628; Expiration Date: 24 November 2012
Lao ID: 0000498; Issue Date: 21/08/01

Name and Rank: Police Captain Sengthong Souphaphong
Position: Deputy of Administrative Section, Drug Control Department,
Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 5 August 1972, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Ppt: S 0012110; Expiration Date: 14 June 2009
Lao ID: A1-0000500; Issue Date: 10 August 2001

Name and Rank: Police Lieutenant Ouan Thongvilay
Position: Technical Staff of Investigation Section, Drug Control
Department, Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 28 October 1969, Savannakhet, Lao PDR
Ppt: S0046629; Expiration Date: 24 November 2012
Lao ID: 01-0204938; Issue Date: 24 November 2008

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 listed 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
RICE

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