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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9642
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
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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 - INTERNATIONAL ANTITERRORISM, NETSAFA
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 10 -
MARCH 10, 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED JANUARY 21, 2010
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
listed below, who has been selected to attend the below-mentioned
course. 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.

Course: International Antiterrorism, NETSAFA International Training
Center, Pensacola, Florida, February 10 - March 10, 2010. JUSMAG is
the funding agency.

Participant:

Name: Choksatit Boontom
DPOB: February 26, 1975; Rayong, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: SEAL Team 2, Naval Special Warfare Group 1, Royal Thai Fleet,
Chonburi.


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