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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S Sponsored Training

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DE RUEHC #4753 2261331
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P 141315Z AUG 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 7947

UNCLAS STATE 084753

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ PHUM MASS
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL SHARSHAI

REF: BAGHDAD 2104

1. (U) The Department has reviewed its files and finds that
it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the member of the Iraqi Security
Forces listed below. Department strongly suggests that a
visa application for this individual be filed with as much
time as possible to allow for additional processing
procedures that may be required. Note that if, at any time,
the Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information of
a gross violation of human rights by this individual, the
Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. (SBU) The name of the proposed candidate is as follows:

NAME: Ali Kareem Hamdi AL-SHARSHAHI
POSITION: First Lieutenant/Pilot/Iraqi Air Force/Ministry of
Defense
DOB: August 21, 1983
TYPE OF TRAINING: English Language Training/Pilot Training
TRAINING LOCATION: Defense Language Institute, Lackland, AFB,
TX/Columbus AFB, MS
DATES OF TRAINING: October 7 - December 15, 2010
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