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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Us Sponsored Training

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #3683 3572115
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 222108Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 3409

UNCLAS STATE 133683

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MOPS PGOV PHUM PINS PREL
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-SAADOON AND AL-MANEHLAWI

REF: BAGHDAD 3950

1. (U) The Department has reviewed its files and finds that
it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the members of the Iraqi
Security Forces listed below. Department strongly suggests
that visa applications for the individuals be filed with as
much time as possible to allow for additional processing
procedures that may be required. Note that if, at any time,
the Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information of
a gross violation of human rights by these individuals, the
Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. (SBU) The names of the proposed candidates (ref a) are as
follows:

NAME: Hussein Ogla Enad Al-SAADOON
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Army, CTB
DOB: August 8, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Language Program and
Program on Terrorism Security Studies (CTLP and PTSS)
TRAINING LOCATION: Marshall Center Garmisch, Germany
DATES OF TRAINING: 12 January - 20 March 2009

NAME: Asaad Mohammed Ali Jawad AL-MANEHLAWI
POSITION: Colonel, Iraqi Army, CTB
DOB: December 28, 1974
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Language Program and
Program on Terrorism Security Studies (CTLP and PTSS)
TRAINING LOCATION: Marshall Center Garmisch, Germany
DATES OF TRAINING: 12 January - 20 March 2009
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