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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9235
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
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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

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