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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Request - Jiatf Cd

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #1125 2441825
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 011808Z SEP 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 3025
INFO RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINTSTAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 091125

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MOPS PHUM KCRM MARR PREL TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY REQUEST - JIATF CD
URBAN INTERDICTION SKILLS AND LE SKILLS, BPP TRAINING CENTER NUMBER 3

REF: BANGKOK 1874

1. (U) The Department of State reviewed its files and found that, to
date, it possesses no credible evidence of gross violations of human
rights committed by the commanders and units listed below. The
members of the units are candidates to attend the course titled CD
Urban Interdiction Skills & LE skills, BPP Training Center Number 3
in Ubon Ratchathani from October 19 - November 20, 2009. JIATF
West/DEA/DOD is the funding agency.

2. (U) Commanders/Units:

Name: Yenprem Sorasak
DPOB: 8/21/1958; Ratchaburi, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, Major General
Unit: Narcotics Suppression Bureau, Division 2, Royal Thai Police

Name: Thaiying Chote
DPOB: 11/6/1952; Surin, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, Major General
Unit: Border Patrol Police, Region II, Royal Thai Police

Name: Poompoung Adungsawat
DPOB: 4/17/1956; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander Rear Admiral
Unit: Mekong Riverine Unit HQ, Royal Thai

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
members of the units identified above, as of this date. Post may
cite this cable in response.

4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the members of the units listed above, post should
inform the Department and not proceed with training.

5. (U) POC for this action is David Rodriguez:
-Email: RodriguezDX@state.gov
-Phone: 202-647-2989
CLINTON

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