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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Vetting Request -

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DE RUEHC #1922 3520014
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O R 170007Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 7086
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 131922

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
ILEA BANGKOK CHEMICAL CONTROL COURSE, SESSION 1

REF: BANGKOK 3616

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible evidence of gross
violations of human rights committed by the individuals listed below.
These individuals are candidates to attend the ILEA Bangkok Chemical
Control Course from January 19-23, 2009.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Prathak Charoensin
DPOB: 1 June 1957; Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Title/Rank: Deputy Commander, Colonel
Unit: Chiang Rai Provincial Police Region 5, Royal Thai Police

Name: Phonphom Mongbangyung
DPOB: 23 March 1970; Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Title/Rank: Inspector, Major
Unit: Sub-Division 1, Division 1, Narcotics Suppression Bureau, Royal
Thai Police

Alternates:

Name: Panuwat Buachat
DPOB: 7 April 1966; Chiang Mai, Thailand
Title/Rank: Deputy Superintendent, Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Security Affairs Sub-Division, Provincial Police Region 5,
Royal Thai Police

Name: Boonlerd Panto
DPOB: 22 Dec 1970; Rayong, Thailand
Title/Rank: Sub-Inspector, Captain,
Unit: Section 3, Sub-Division 2, Division 1, Narcotics Suppression
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

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 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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