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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0819/01 3080554
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P 040554Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1329

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000819

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/RSP, EAP/MLS, DRL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL KTIP CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES TO ATTEND THE
"CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TRAINING IN TRAFFICKING CASES" COURSE,
NOVEMBER 16-27, 2009 IN PHNOM PENH, 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 "Criminal Investigation Training in Trafficking
Cases" Course, November 16-27, 2009 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

NOMINEES:

NAME: EK, Sovanna (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1960; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel; Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: KHENG, Vanny (Male)
DPOB: July 4, 1966; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: VA, Vanny (Male)
DPOB: April 25, 1963; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel; Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: PUT, Sao Sirana (Female)
DPOB: May 5, 1963; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Major; Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: LOURS, Kimsok (Male)
DPOB: June 11, 1963; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Major, Department Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: HEAK, Sopheak (Male)
DPOB: January 10, 1950; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: Major; Department Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: EK, Sokun (Male)
DPOB: October 2, 1968; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Major; Department Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: PRUM, Saroeun (Male)
DPOB: January 15, 1970; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: Major, Department Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: HIN, Chan Vitha (Male)
DPOB: September 24, 1969; Prey Veng
RANK/POSITION: Captain; Department Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: KHLORK, Phearom (Male)
DPOB: February 12, 1970; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Captain; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: PICH, Reaksmey (Male)
DPOB: March 17, 1956; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Captain; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: MAO, Sophanna (Male)
DPOB: January 11, 1966; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Captain; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: YIM, Monor Rith (Male)
DPOB: October 15, 1970; Kampong Speu
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy

DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: KEO, Chamroeun (Male)
DPOB: September 9, 1959; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: HANG, Kina Vireak (Male)
DPOB: March 10, 1980; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: SENG, Sunmarith (Male)
DPOB: May 2, 1966; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: LENG, Vutha (Male)
DPOB: March 2, 1980; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: HENG, Veasna (Male)
DPOB: February 15, 1970; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: TIT, Sophorn (Male)
DPOB: April 4, 1980; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: LONG, Bunthorn (Male)
DPOB: August 4, 1982; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Second Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: KUNG, Sarath (Male)
DPOB: May 21, 1986; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Second Lieutenant; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: CHAN, Soman (Male)
DPOB: December 11, 1983; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Second Lieutenant; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: YA, Maly (Male)
DPOB: October 9, 1970; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Second Lieutenant; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: MAR, Thona (Female)
DPOB: June 24, 1965; Kratie
RANK/POSITION: Second Lieutenant; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: AV, Sopheak (Male)
DPOB: January 28, 1988; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Warrant Officer Second Class; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Investigative Division

NAME: KHEM, Sokhorn (Male)
DPOB: February 17, 1979; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Department Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit


NAME: CHEA, Sothy (Male)
DPOB: February 15, 1959; Takeo
RANK/POSITION: First Lieutenant; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: HANN, Bun (Male)
DPOB: August 28, 1970; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Warrant Officer First Class; Officer

DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: AUM, Pich Pidor (Male)
DPOB: December 20, 1983; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Warrant Officer Second Class; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

NAME: UNG, Makara (Male)
DPOB: January 21, 1971; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Warrant Officer Second Class; Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit

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-mentioned individuals.

5. The individuals will attend the "Criminal Investigation Training
in Trafficking Cases" Course, November 16-27, 2009 in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia. The course is sponsored by the United States Department
of State, with instruction provided by experts from The Asia
Foundation and the Southeast Asia Investigations into Social and
Humanitarian Activities (SISHA) organization.

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. Post requests a
Leahy vetting response from the Department by November 13, 2009.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

RODLEY

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