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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0927 3510820
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 170820Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1462
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2814

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000927

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 "CHEMICAL
CONTROL" COURSE, JANUARY 18-22, 2010 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

REF: STATE 124409

1. This is an EAP 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 ILEA "Chemical Control" Course, January 18-22, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: KHENG, Vanny (Male)
DPOB: June 4, 1966; Kampot
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Department

NAME: UN, Samrith (Male)
DPOB: April 12, 1966; Siem Reap
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Banteay
Meanchey Provincial Police

NAME: MEN, Charyaroath (Male)
DPOB: February 6, 1975; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Scientific & Technical Department

NAME: SUN, Vichet (Male)
DPOB: October 19, 1979; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Section Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Foreign
Affairs Department

ALTERNATES:

NAME: KONG, Komett (Male)
DPOB: February 27, 1972; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Criminal
Police Department

NAME: VAR, Phalla (Male)
DPOB: February 3, 1976; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Captain, Section Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police,
Scientific & Technical 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 ILEA "Chemical Control" Course,
January 18-22, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course is sponsored
by the United States Department of State, with instruction provided
by experts from the United States 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.

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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