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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Laos Leahy Vetting Request - Ilea

VZCZCXYZ0000
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #5300 3652335
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 302323Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHVN/AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE IMMEDIATE 3882
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 7315
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 135300

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 "POST BLAST INVESTIGATIONS" COURSE

REF: Vientiane 652

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 "Post Blast Investigations" course hosted by
the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand
from January 12-23, 2009. The Lao nominees are police officers in
the Ministry of Public Security.

2. (U) Candidates:

Police Lieutenant Khammany Xayavong
Technical Staff of Forensic Division, General Police Department,
Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 02 December 1976, Savannakhet, Lao PDR
Ppt: S0046535; Expiration Date: 30 November 2012
Lao ID: A1-0023777; Issue Date: 14 December 2007

Police Lieutenant Viengkhong Banchanthavong
Technical Staff of Investigation Division, General Police
Department, Ministry of Public Security
DPOB: 12 December 1971, Houaphanh, Lao PDR
Ppt: S 0046539; Expiration Date: 27 November 2012
Lao ID: 0000418; Issue Date: 10 August 2001

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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