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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0826 3090950
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050950Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1337
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2794

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000826

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ AND EAP/RSP
BANGKOK FOR ILEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES FOR ILEA "POST
BLAST INVESTIGATION COURSE," DECEMBER 7-18, 2009 IN BANGKOK,
THAILAND

REF: STATE 101181

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 "Post Blast Investigation Course," December 7-18,
2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: MOUL, Chantha (Male)
DPOB: June 26, 1963; Kampot
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Department Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Royal Cambodian Police Academy

NAME: PHAN, Ratana (Male)
DPOB: March 5, 1981; Prey Veng
RANK/POSITION: Major, Vice Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Anti-Terrorism Department

ALTERNATES:

NAME: PRAK, Narong (Male)
DPOB: January 7, 1964; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director of Institute
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Royal Cambodian Police Academy

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 "Post Blast Investigation
Course," December 7-18, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course is
sponsored by the United States Department of State and with
instruction provided by experts from the United States Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

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 27, 2009.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Alicia
Gale at galean@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-110.

RODLEY

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