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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPF #0827 3090951
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050951Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1338
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2795

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000827

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 "TACTICAL
SAFETY AND PLANNING" COURSE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

REF: STATE 101178

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 "Tactical Safety and Planning Course," December
14-18, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: LEANG, Phearom (Male)
DPOB: September 26, 1983; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director of Institute
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Royal Cambodian Police Academy

NAME: MOM, Naren (Male)
DPOB: October 10, 1979; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director of Department
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Royal Cambodian Police Academy

NAME: HEAN, Ly (Male)
DPOB: June 13, 1973; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Vice Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Personnel Department

NAME: VONG, Sary (Male)
DPOB: October 10, 1963; Kampong Chhnang
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Banteay Meanchay Police Commission

ALTERNATES:

NAME: VORN, Phirum (Male)
DPOB: February 12, 1971; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Major, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Royal Cambodian Police Academy

NAME: UM, Mea Lea (Male)
DPOB: September 15, 1970; Prey Veng
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Chief of Section
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Anti-Terrorism Department

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 "Tactical Safety and Planning
Course," December 14-18, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course is
sponsored by the United States Department of State and with
instruction provided by experts from the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA).

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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