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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000708

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
US NAVY JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRAIN-THE-TRAINER COURSE, OCTOBER
19-NOVEMBER 13, 2009 AT REAM NAVAL BASE, SIHANOUK PROVINCE,
CAMBODIA

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 US Navy Junior Development Train-the-Trainer Course
from October 19-November 13, 2009 at Ream Naval Base, Sihanouk
Province, Cambodia.

NAME: Im, Ry (Male)
DPOB: May 15, 1957; Kampot
POSITION: Deputy Commander of Unit 7
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Suong, Ravuth (Male)
DPOB: April 10, 1964; Takeo
POSITION: Deputy Commander of Unit 7
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Mom, Saban (Male)
DPOB: September 9, 1957; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Chief of Staff of Unit 7
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Chhay, Bunthem (Male)
DPOB: September 9, 1958; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1142
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Ek, Sam An (Male)
DPOB: December 14, 1968; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Chief of Staff of Unit 6
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Nuon, Siveasna (Male)
DPOB: April 3, 1961; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Chief of S3
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Rin, Pisith (Male)
DPOB: October 9, 1963; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Training
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Kang, Sochea (Male)
DPOB: October 7, 1983; Kampong Speu
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1143
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Ly, Vanthon (Male)
DPOB: May 3, 1962; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1101
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Sang, Sareth (Male)
DPOB: December 9, 1965; Kampong Chhnang
POSITION: Technical Staff of Unit 6
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Chan, Rany (Male)
DPOB: March 15, 1970, Svay Rieng
POSITION: Staff of Unit 6
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Thong, Ban (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1964; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Staff of S3

RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Dim, Soklim (Male)
DPOB: June 14, 1964; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Captain of Transportation Ship
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Mean, Savoeun (Male)
DPOB: March 16, 1972; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1144
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Sok, Reaksmey (Male)
DPOB: March 3, 1974; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1109
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Roth, Darith (Male)
DPOB: February 1, 1970; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Staff of Training
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: So, Sovath (Male)
DPOB: December 8, 1970, Pursat
POSITION: Staff of S3 (radar)
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

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 US Navy Junior Development
Train-the-Trainer Course from October 19-November 13, 2009 at Ream
Naval Base, Sihanouk Province, Cambodia.

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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