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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8961
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS BANGKOK 002917

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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 - COURSES, U.S., DECEMBER 09, 2009- JUNE 04,
2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED NOVEMBER 17, 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 2
individuals listed below, who have been selected to attend the
below-mentioned courses. 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: Oral Proficiency Skills/Aviation, DLACDLI, LACKLAND Air
Force Base, Texas, December 09, 2009 - June 04, 2010. JUSMAG is the
funding agency.

Name: Virachai Yowaka
DPOB: May 27, 1976; Roi-Et, Thailand
Title/Rank: Flight Lieutenant,
Unit: 601st Squadron, Wing 6, Don Muang, Royal Thai Air Force.

-- Courses: Specialized English Language Training, Texas Lackland
Air Force Base' December 12, 2009 - February 12, 2010, SOS
International Officer School and Squadron Officer School,
Mississippi Maxwell Air Force Base, April 10 - May 14, 2010. JUSMAG
is the funding agency.

Name: Prayong Srisamut
DPOB: July 20, 1976, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Title/Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: Directorate of Information and Communication Technology,
Royal Thai Air Force.

JOHN

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