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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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P 112358Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1537
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RUEHPF/USDAO PHNOM PENH CB

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000015

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM-HDP, DRL, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP AND S/GHD

E. O 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS PHUM MARR MASS CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE
FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCE ORIENTATION TOUR IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED
STATES, FEBRUARY 6-22, 2010

REF: 03 SECSTATE 034981

1. This is an 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
to attend the Foreign Military Finance Orientation Tour in the
Continental United States, February 6-22, 2010.

NAME: SUM, Samnang (Male)
DPOB: March 18, 1954; Prey Veng
POSITION: Director General
RANK: Lieutenant General
DEPT/UNIT: Department General of Logistics and Finance, Ministry of
Defense

NAME: SUON, Samnang (Male)
DPOB: November 25, 1961; Siem Reap
POSITION: Deputy Director General
RANK: Lieutenant General
DEPT/UNIT: Policy and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense


NAME: PHAT, Vibolsopheak
DPOB: July 7, 1981; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Director of International Relations
RANK: Major General
DEPT/UNIT: Policy and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense

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 individuals.

5. Individuals will attend the Foreign Military Finance Orientation
Tour in the Continental United States, February 6-22, 2010.

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. Points of contacts for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Major Wayne
Turnbull turnbullpw@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-219 or Jenae
Johnson at Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

RODLEY

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