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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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DE RUEHBK #3166 3500939
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 160939Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9311
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 003166

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 - JOINT TRANSITION AND JT/COMBINED WARFIGHT
COURSES, VIRGINIA, DECEMBER 28, 2009 - MARCH 19, 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED DECEMBER 16, 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 individual
below, who has been selected to attend the below-mentioned courses.
Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible information at this time of
gross violations of human rights by this person. Embassy Bangkok
Political Officer, Gillian R. Apfel, is the verifying officer for
the Embassy/Department of State.

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

Name: Mansuang Suwan
DPOB: July 22 1969; Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Title/Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Directorate of Operations, Royal Thai Air Forces.

JOHN

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