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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA CHRISTY, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: JUSMAG JCET LANTERN TORCH 10-1 EXERCISE, LAMPANG,
THAILAND, JANUARY 25 - MARCH 19, 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED OCTOBER 21, 2009
B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights verification
required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG Bangkok has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the units and
the commanders listed below, who have been selected to participate
in the above-mentioned exercise. Embassy Bangkok possesses no
credible information at this time of gross violations of human
rights by these units and persons. Embassy Bangkok Political
Officer, Gillian R. Apfel, is the verifying officer for the
Embassy/Department of State.

Exercise: JCET Lantern Torch 10-1, Lampang, Thailand, January 25 -
March 19, 2010. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Units and Commanders:

Name: Prawit Kumlah
DPOB: 29 January 1961; Korat, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, 1st Lieutenant
Unit: 2nd Special Force, Company, 3rd Army Area Command

Name: Chawalit Glintub
DPOB: 12 December 1967; Amphur Bangragum, Phitsanulok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, 2nd Lieutenant
Unit: Long Range Reconnaissance Company, 4th Infantry Division

Name: Karunchai Saekrung
DPOB: 4 May 1964; Amphur Manorom, Chainat, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, 1st Lieutenant
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 5nd Special Force Company

Name: Eknavin Baothonglor
DPOB: 11 June 1976; Amphur Meung, Udonthani, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, 1st Lieutenant
Unit: 1st Battalion, 5nd Special Force Company

Name: Wasapol Tontisun
DPOB: 2 April 1984; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander, 1st Lieutenant
Unit: Long Range Reconnaissance Company, 1st Division, King's
Guard

Name: Jakkrit Kaewpiloon
DPOB: 16 August 1982; Amphur Meung, Nan, Thailand.
Title/Rank: Commander, 1st Lieutenant
Unit: Long Range Reconnaissance Company, 1st Cavalry Division.

3. JUSMAGTHAI is requesting HRV of these units and the commanders no
later than 10 December 2009 in order to meet Department of State,
Joint Staff, SOCOM, SOCPAC and 1st Special Operations Group
(Airborne) administrative requirement.

GRIFFITHS

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