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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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DE RUEHPF #0686 2511011
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 081011Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1177
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 000686

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
ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR COURSE, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
THROUGH MARCH 19, 2010 AT LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS

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 Advanced English Language Instructor Course,
November 25, 2009 through March 19, 2010 at Lackland Air Force Base,
Texas.

NAME: Oum, Vutha (Male)
DPOB: February 15, 1986; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Instructor
RANK: Captain
DEPT/UNIT: Social Science and Language College, National Defense
University

NAME: Phan, Sophal (Male)
DPBO: November 9, 1975; Kampong Speu
POSITION: Instructor
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Social Science and Language College, National Defense
University

NAME: Ngeth, Vichhaydara (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1985; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Instructor
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Social Science and Language College, National Defense
University

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 Advanced English Language Instructor
Course, November 25, 2009 through March 19, 2010 at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas.

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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