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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Individuals Scheduled to Attend

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TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 7468

UNCLAS STATE 088554

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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND
A MILITARY-TO-MILITARY EVENT WITH CJTF-HOA IN MOMBASA,
KENYA AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2009

REF: KIGALI 497

1. (SBU) The Department of State has reviewed its files and
finds as of August 25, 2009, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
individuals listed below:

Name: Alphonse Zigira
DOB: January 1, 1963
POB: Byumba, Rwanda

Name: Emile Gatashya
DOB: February 12, 1975
POB: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Name: Richard Karasira
Rank: Captain
DOB: April 10, 1968
POB: Bujumbura, Burundi

2. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following statement
to authorized parties:

The Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses
no credible information of gross violations of human rights
by the individuals identified in paragraph 1 above, as of
August 25, 2009.

3. (U) If in the future post becomes aware of possible human
rights violations by the individuals listed above, post
should inform the Department and not proceed with training.
CLINTON

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