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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Request - Jusmag

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #0223 3461655
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 111647Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 6967
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 130223

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 - ADVANCED SECURITY COOPERATION/EXECUTIVE COURSE, ASIA-PACIFIC
CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES

REF: BANGKOK 3573

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 individual listed below. This
individual is a candidate to participate in a DAO Advanced Security
Cooperation/Executive Course at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security
Studies from January 22, 2009 through March 11, 2009.

2. (U) Candidate:

Royal Thai Army Lieutenant Colonel Tawin Thesanathum; Chief of
Section, Plans and Policy Department, Directorate of Operations,
Royal Thai Army Headquarters; DOB: 9 February 1971; POB: Bangkok,
Thailand

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
individual 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 individual 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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