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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8960
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 002916

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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 10-2, SATTAHIP, THAILAND,
MARCH 22 - MAY 07, 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED NOVEMBER 12, 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 Unit and
the Commander listed below, who has been selected to attend the
below-mentioned course. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by this
unit and commander. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Thomas
Hines, is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of
State.

Course: JCET Lantern Torch 10-2, Sattahip, Thailand, March 22 - May
07, 2010. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Commander and Unit:

Name: Rerngrach Uttisen
DPOB: September 02, 1971; Ubonrachthani, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander
Unit: RECON Battalion, Royal Thai Marine Corps.

JOHN

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