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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1202
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000711

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
USCG ADVANCED MARITIME OPERATIONS AND PLANNING TRAINING, OCTOBER
12-16, 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 USCG Advanced Maritime Operations and Planning
Training, October 12-16, 2009 at Ream Naval Base, Sihanouk Province,
Cambodia.

NAME: Hing, Puth Dara (Male)
DPOB: January 22, 1954; Takeo
POSITION: Deputy Commander
RANK: Commodore
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Sao, Chan (Male)
DPOB: November 10, 1960; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Staff
RANK: Captain
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Chhong, Sideth (Male)
DPOB: April 6, 1960; Pursat
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Staff
RANK: Captain
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Tep, Sam Ol (Male)
DPOB: August 22, 1958; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Staff
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Kang, Rethrumduol (Male)
DPOB: February 8, 1964; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Chief of S3
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: San, Tara (Male)
DPOB: May 1, 1960; Kandal
POSITION: Commander of Fast Patrol Unit 7
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Svay, Sonthy (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1964; Kandal
POSITION: Chief of S2
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Om, Yeanny (Male)
DPOB: May 5, 1962; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Commander of Transportation Unit
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Mok, Chandara (Male)
DPOB: May 2, 1972; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Chief of S3
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Men, Kanong (Male)
DPOB: November 11, 1957; Takeo
POSITION: Deputy Chief of S3
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Proeun, Sarun (Male)
DPOB: February 5, 1970; Banteay Meanchey
POSITION: Deputy Chief of S2
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Min, Chhom (Male)
DPOB: May 9, 1959; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Commander of Fast Patrol Unit 7
RANK: Lieutenant Commander


DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: In, Sokhemra (Male)
DPOB: December 2, 1965; Prey Veng
POSITION: Commander of Coast Patrol Unit 6
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Keo, La (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1962; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Commander of Transportation Unit
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: San, Sary (Male)
DPOB: October 10, 1960; Pursat
POSITION: Chief of Staff of Transportation Unit
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Tim, Munipisey (Male)
DPOB: March 2, 1981; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Commander of Fast Patrol Unit 7
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Som, Sokon (Male)
DPOB: May 15, 1959; Kandal
POSITION: Staff of S3
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Vong, Moeun (Male)
DPOB: January 10, 1970; Kampot
POSITION: Staff of S3
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: ReamQal Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Kem, Sam Oeun (Male)
DPOB: June 2, 1983; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Staff of S3
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Toch, Sopheak (Male)
DPOB: February 6, 1982; Kampot
POSITION: Deputy Commander of Coast Patrol Unit 6
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
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 USCG Advanced Maritime Operations and
Planning Training, October 12-16, 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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