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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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DE RUEHPF #0641 2440830
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 010830Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1128
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHHMUNA/USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J45/J5/FPA//
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ32

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000641

US DAO PHNOM PENH CB

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM-HDP, DRL, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP AND S/GHD

E. O 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS PHUM MARR MASS CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE
"BOARDING OFFICER BASIC COURSE," SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 23, 2009 IN
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

REF: 03 SECSTATE 034981

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 "Boarding Officer Basic Course," September
19-October 23, 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina.
NAME: Has, Sottha (Male)
DPOB: October 1, 1979; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Personnel Office
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Cambodian Navy, Ream Naval Base

NAME: Ouk, Sophoat (Male)
DPOB: June 26, 1979; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Chief of Boarding Arms
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Cambodian Navy, Ream Naval Base

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 individuals.

5. Individuals will attend the "Boarding Officer Basic Course,"
September 19-October 23, 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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.

7. Points of contacts for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Major Wayne
Turnbull turnbullpw@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-219 or Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

RODLEY

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