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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0612 2330218
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 210218Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1097

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000612

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ AND EAP/RSP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES FOR "FINANCIAL
INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES" COURSE SEPTEMBER 21-25 IN PHNOM PENH,
CAMBODIA

REF: STATE 61654

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 "Financial Investigative Techniques" course to be
held September 21-25, 2009, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

NOMINEES:

NAME: Thou, Sari (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1957; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Police Brigadier General, Deputy Director DEPT/UNIT:
Department of Anti-Economic Crime Police, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Em, Vicheth (Male)
DPOB: May 15, 1973; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Police Brigadier General, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Internal Security Department, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Sok, Khemrin (Male)
DPOB: September 12, 1970; Kampong Speu
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Criminal Police Department, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Tim, Vutht (Male)
DPOB: February 10, 1966; Kampong Speu
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: Internal Security Department, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Mat, Phalla (Male)
DPOB: October 22, 1958; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: Internal Security Department, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Ing, Hav (Male)
DPOB: November 13, 1966; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: Criminal Police Department, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Chheang, Mony (Male)
DPOB: April 13, 1962; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Deputy Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: Criminal Police Department, Ministry of Interior

NAME: Long, Phouk (Male)
DPOB: January 11, 1972; Prey Veng
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: Department of Anti-Economic Crime Police, Ministry of
Interior

NAME: Kong, Vichet (Male)
DPOB: June 11, 1974; Prey Veng
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Deputy Chief of Office DEPT/UNIT:
Department of Anti-Economic Crime Police, Ministry of Interior

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 "Financial Investigative
Techniques" course from September 21-25, 2009, in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia. The course is sponsored by and will be presented by the
United States Department of Treasury.

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 August 31, 2009.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Melissa
Sweeney at sweeneyma@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-401.

RODLEY

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