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Cablegate: Egypt Leahy Vetting Response

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TO AMEMBASSY CAIRO IMMEDIATE 2760

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC EG EWWT PREL
SUBJECT: EGYPT LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE

REF: A. CAIRO 1577

1. (SBU) In response to reftel Leahy vetting request, the
Department has reviewed its files and finds it possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights at
this time by the Egyptian officials listed below. Please
note that if at any time the Embassy becomes aware of
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 following Egyptian officials have been selected
to participate, or are considered alternates, for several
U.S.-sponsored training courses. The names of the candidates
that follow are listed below in "rank or job title, name,
date of birth, city of birth (in Egypt), current residence"
format:

3. (SBU) 1). COL. MOHAMED ABD EL-MOEZ SHAHIN ELDERBALY, 25
SEPTEMBER 1966, MENOFYA, MOD
2). CAPT. MOHAMED MOHAMED FARID HUSSEIN, 13 MAY
1980, GIZA, FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT
3). CAPT. MOHAMED SHABAN MAHMOUD ELGOHARY
ELSHARKAWY, 28 AUGUST 1979, DAKAHLIYA,
SOUTHERN ZONE AIR FORCE
4). MAJ. MOHAMEN ABDELHALIM BADAWY, 26 JANUARY
1979, KALYOBIA, PRESIDENTIAL GUARDS
5). CAPT. AHMED ABDEL FATTAH AHMED HEIKAL, 13
SEPTEMBER 1980, ARMOR DEPT 3RD BRIGADE
6). CAPT. ALAA MOHAMED SAYED AHMED SAYED AHMED
SAYMAHA, 20 OCTOBER 1979, MORAL AFFAIRS
DEPT
7). IHAB MOHAMED AHMED ALY, 26 JUNE 1981,
ALEXANDRIA ARMOR DEPT, 2ND GROUP, 8TH
BRIGADE
8). LTC. ASHRAF MOHAMED RASHAD IBRAHIM DARWISH,
15 MARCH 1971, CAIRO, INTELLIGENCE DEPT
9). MAJ KARIM MOHAMED ABDELRAHMAN ABBAS REDA, 2
MARCH 1972, GIZA, AIR DEFENSE COMMAND

4. (SBU) Post is permitted to 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 in paragraph 2 above, as of this date. Post may
cite this cable in response.
CLINTON

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