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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for African Center For

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DE RUEHC #1411 3502105
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 152058Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI 6623

UNCLAS STATE 131411

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR PHUM RW
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR AFRICAN CENTER FOR
SECURITY STUDIES COUSE JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 20, 2009

REF: KIGALI 824

1. (SBU) The Department of State has reviewed its files and
finds that as of December 15, 2008, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
officer listed below:

Name: Butera, Gerald
Rank: Major
Position: Director of Training
Unit: RW Defense Forces Headquarters
DOB: February 7, 1963
POB: Rwanda

2. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following statement
to authorized parties:

The Embassy verfies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by
the officer identified in paragraph 1 above, as of December
15, 2008.

3. (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.
RICE

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