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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0609 2330212
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 210212Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1094
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2759

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000609

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ AND EAP/RSP
BANGKOK FOR ILEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES FOR ILEA
"TERRORISM" COURSE, SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2009 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

REF: STATE 71676

1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.-sponsored
training programs.

3. To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S. sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has
conducted local human rights vetting for the following individuals
selected for the ILEA "Terrorism" Course from September 14-18, 2009
in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: KIM, Nean (Male)
DPOB: February 15, 1955; Kampong Thom
RANK/POSITION: Major General, Member of Secretariat of the National
Counter-Terrorism Committee (SNCTC)
DEPT/UNIT: SNCTC

NAME: KIM, Maksey (Male)
DPOB: August 25, 1969; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Director of SNCTC
DEPT/UNIT: SNCTC

NAME: TEP, Kalyan (Male)
DPOB: February 2, 1980; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: civilian, Official
DEPT/UNIT: SNCTC

NAME: SEN, Mongkol (Male)
DPOB: February 2, 1974; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: civilian, Chief of Bureau
DEPT/UNIT: SNCTC

NAME: NEO, Sambath (Male)
DPOB: May 8, 1980; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: civilian, Chief of Bureau
DEPT/UNIT: SNCTC

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the above-mentioned individuals.

5. The individuals will attend the ILEA "Terrorism" Course from
September 14-18, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course is sponsored
by the United States Department of State and will be presented by
the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department possesses
any credible information that the individuals named above have been
implicated in gross violations of human rights. Post requests a
Leahy vetting response from the Department by September 4, 2009.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Alicia
Gale at galean@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-110.

RODLEY

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