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STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA CHRISTY, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: JUSMAG BANGKOK, COURSES, TEXAS AND HAWAII, OCTOBER 21 -
APRIL 09 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights
verification required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG Bangkok has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the 4
individuals listed below, who have been selected to participate in
the above-mentioned courses. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by
these persons. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Gillian R. Apfel,
is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

Course: Advanced Security Cooperation, Asia Pacific Center for
Security Studies, Hawaii, 21 October 21 - Dec 10, 2009. JUSMAG is
the funding agency.
Participants:
Name: Terdsak Trirattanagool
DPOB: 02 Aug 1960; Tak, Thailand
Title/Rank: Special Colonel
Unit: Nation Defense Studies Institute, Headquarters National
Defense

Name: Pariwat Kanchanawila
DPOB: 12 Oct 1971; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Counter Terrorist Operations Center, Donmuang District

Course: Language Instructor Basic, Defense Language Institute,
Lackland AFB, Texas, September 30, 2009 - April 09, 2010.
JUSMAG is the funding agency.
Participants:

Name: Saranya Punpermsiri
DPOB: 26 Mar 1980; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Captain
Unit: Army Language Center, Army Training Command

Name: Pinpattra Kaewplang
DPOB: 14 Aug 1984; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Second Lieutenant
Unit: Army Language Center, Army Training Command

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