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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0622 2361026
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241026Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1106
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2766

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000622

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 "CRIME
SCENE INVESTIGATIONS" COURSE, OCTOBER 19-30, 2009 IN BANGKOK,
THAILAND

REF: STATE 77415

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 "Crime Scene
Investigations" Course, October 19-30, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: POL, Vuthy (Male)
DPOB: January 11, 1968; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kampong Chhnang Provincial Police

NAME: MOM, Saronn (Male)
DPOB: April 4, 1961; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Svay Rieng Provincial Police

NAME: CHEA, Chheng (Male)
DPOB: December 10, 1959; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Major, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Battambang Provincial Police

NAME: THOUENG, Chendareth (Male)
DPOB: December 11, 1962; Siem Reap
RANK/POSITION: Major, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Siem Reap Provincial Police

NAME: UN, Sam On (Male)
DPOB: June 12, 1969; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Banteay Meanchey Provincial Police

NAME: CHIM, Noeun (Male)
DPOB: May 1, 1969; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Takeo Provincial Police

ALTERNATE:

NAME: BOU, Saren (Male)
DPOB: April 22, 1969; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Svay Rieng Provincial Police

NAME: DIN, Thea Nouk (Male)
DPOB: January 7, 1973; Kampong Chhnang
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Kampong Chhnang Provincial Police

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 Crime Scene Investigations Course
from October 19 - October 30, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course
is sponsored by the United States Department of State and will be
presented by the 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 11, 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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