Search

 

Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

VZCZCXYZ0012
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBK #3113 3450527
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 110527Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9235
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CJCS WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J5// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ3// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BANGKOK 003113

SIPDIS

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, VIRGINIA, DECEMBER 12, 2009 - MARCH
19, 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED DECEMBER 09, 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 two
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
these persons. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Gillian R. Apfel,
is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

-- Courses: Joint Transition and Joint Combined War Fighting, Joint
Staff Forces College, Norfolk, Virginia, December 28, 2009 - March
19, 2010. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Name: Chusak Panompanthong
DPOB: December 28, 1971; Surin, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 2nd Army Area, Education Division, Royal Thai Army.

-- Courses: Joint Transition and Joint Combined War Fighting, Joint
Staff Forces College, Norfolk, Virginia, December 12, 2009 - March
19, 2010. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Name: Prakarn Tedkaew
DPOB: July 22, 1971; Khon Kaen, Thailand
Title/Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Directorate of Personnel, Royal Thai Air Forces.

JOHN

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>



UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>

Save The Children: One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry...
More>>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>



Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>