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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0727 2730052
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P 300052Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1224
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2776

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000727

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ AND EAP/RSP
BANGKOK FOR ILEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES TO ATTEND THE ILEA
"TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS" COURSE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

REF: STATE 89216

1. This is an EAP 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 "Trafficking in Persons" Course, November 9-20,
2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: CHIV, Phally (Male)
DPOB: December 1, 1964; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Brigadier General, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: SAMBO, Manarith (Male)
DPOB: July 8, 1962; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: NEUNG, Savuth (Male)
DPOB: October 1, 1955; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Major, Assistant
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: SOK, Sambo (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1970; Prey Veng
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: ROUS, Kim Heng (Male)
DPOB: September 13, 1964; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Major, Section Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: VAT, Nyvoan (Male)
DPOB: June 8, 1980; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Section Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

ALTERNATES:

NAME: TEN, Boroath (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1966; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: MEN, Roatha (Male)
DPOB: April 30, 1970; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

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-mentioned individuals.

5. The individuals will attend the "Trafficking in Persons" Course,
November 9-20, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course is sponsored
by the United States Department of State, with instruction provided
by experts from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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. Post requests a
Leahy vetting response from the Department by October 16, 2009.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Alicia
Gale at galean@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-110.

RODLEY

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