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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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DE RUEHBK #0249 0290902
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O 290902Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9752
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 000249

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 - JCET FLASH TORCH 10-1 COURSE, SATTAHIP,
THAILAND, MAY 10 - JUNE 25, 2010

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED JANUARY 26, 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 unit and
the commander 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
unit and commander. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Gillian R.
Apfel, is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of
State.

- Course: Flash Torch 10-1, Sattahip, Thailand, May 10 - June 25,
2010. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Name: Apakorn Youkongkaew
DPOB: March 8, 1964; Nakornsri Thammarat, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander
Unit: Naval Special Warfare Group 1, Naval Special Warfare Command,
Royal Thai Fleet, Royal Thai Navy.

JOHN

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