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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for the Africa Endeavor Exercise In

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TO AMEMBASSY KIGALI IMMEDIATE 7469

UNCLAS STATE 088556

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS PHUM RW
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR THE AFRICA ENDEAVOR EXERCISE IN
LIBREVILLE, GABON SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 8, 2009

REF: KIGALI 498

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: James Abaine
Rank: Major
DOB: January 11, 1968
POB: Cankuzo, Burundi

Name: Christopher Semuhungu
Rank: Captain
DOB: July 24, 1970
POB: Cankuzo, Burundi

Name: Richard Sebahire
Rank: Corporal
DOB: December 28, 1972
POB: Mbarara, Uganda

Name: Jean Petit Bizimana
Rank: Corporal
DOB: August 28, 1975
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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