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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0610 2330214
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 210214Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1095
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2760

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000610

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 "COMPLEX
FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS" COURSE, SEPTEMBER 22-OCTOBER 2, 2009 IN
BANGKOK, THAILAND

REF: STATE 68448

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 Complex Financial Investigations Course, September
22-October 2, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: SOK, Veasna (Male)
DPOB: March 30, 1980; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Internal Security Department

NAME: YIM, Sophois (Male)
DPOB: April 15, 1956; Kampong Chhnang
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Commissioner
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kampong Chhnang Provincial Police

NAME: ROEUN, Nara (Male)
DPOB: July 18, 1962; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Commissioner
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kandal Provincial Police

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NAME: LOR, Sokha (Male)
DPOB: December 16, 1973; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Phnom Penh Commissary Police

NAME: MUONG, Thay (Male)
DPOB: August 5, 1969; Kampong Chhnang
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kampong Chhnang Provincial Police

ALTERNATE:

NAME: HAY, Makara (Male)
DPOB: January 30, 1983; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Section Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Internal Security Department

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. With
regards to candidate SOK Veasna, Post Assistant Regional Security
Officer interviewed candidate and determined that potential
derogatory information located during the internal vetting process
did not/not pertain to the candidate. ARSO cleared the candidate
for nomination to training.

5. The individuals will attend the Complex Financial Investigations
Course, September 22-October 2, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The
course is sponsored by the United States Department of State and
will be presented by the Internal Revenue Service.

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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