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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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P 200833Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1278
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000773

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, NOVEMBER 2-13,
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, November 2-13, 2009 at Ream Naval Base, Sihanouk Province,
Cambodia.

NAME: Im, Saroeun (Male)
DPOB: September 27, 1961; Kandal
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1131
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Khuth, Ry (Male)
DPOB: July 22, 1958; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Technical Office
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

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NAME: Chhay, Sitha (Male)
DPOB: May 2, 1960; Kandal
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Technical Office
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Tep, Sophal (Male)
DPOB: February 1, 1962; Kampot
POSITION: Staff of S3
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Chhun, Moeun (Male)
DPOB: March 2, 1965; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Gunner
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Kim, Sopha (Male)
DPOB: April 17, 1965; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Air Defense Unit
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Ou, Sothy (Male)
DPOB: January 15, 1967; Kandal
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1107
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Say, Chhunly (Male)
DPOB: April 5, 1963; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1105
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Hum, Lay (Male)
DPOB: March 10, 1979; Kandal
POSITION: Captain of Ship 1134
RANK: Lieutenant
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, November 2-13, 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.


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