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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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DE RUEHPF #0779 2960050
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P 230050Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1284
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
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RHHMUNA/USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J45/J5/FPA//
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000779

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: Sim, Sophal (Male)
DPOB: October 11, 1967; Prey Veng
POSITION: Chief of Technical Office
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Srey, Vanna (Male)
DPOB: May 1, 1963; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Chief of S1
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Men, Sovannarith (Male)
DPOB: March 11, 1959; Kampong Chhnang
POSITION: staff of S3
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Ouk, Ratha (Male)
DPOB: November 10, 1966; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Deputy Chief of S3
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Ream Naval Base, Royal Cambodian Navy

NAME: Chan, Vuthy (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1963; Takeo
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Gunner
RANK: Lieutenant Commander
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.

RODLEY

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