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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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P 220705Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1596
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000049

US DAO PHNOM PENH CB

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
NAVY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE PORT SECURITY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TRAINING, FEBRUARY 15-19, 2010 AT SIHANOUKVILLE PORT, CAMBODIA

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
selected for the Navy Criminal Investigative Service Port Security
Law Enforcement Training, February 15-19, 2010 at Sihanoukville
Port, Cambodia.

NAME: KAO, Ratana (Male)
DPOB: February 1, 1977; Battambang
POSITION: Deputy Commissioner
RANK: Lieutenant Colonel
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: SEANG, Leng (Male)
DPOB: December 11, 1968; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Chief of Immigration Office
RANK: Lieutenant Colonel
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: SAM, Saroeun (Male)
DPOB: March 1, 1955; Takeo
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Immigration Office
RANK: Major
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: PHOU, Rithy (Male)
DPOB: February 10, 1960; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Chief of Counter-Terrorism Office
RANK: Major
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: HUOTH, Sophal (Male)
DPOB: April 13, 1957; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Immigration
RANK: Major
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: HENG, Kim An (Male)
DPOB: May 22, 1979; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Staff of Internal Security Office
RANK: Captain
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: MIN, Bunnoeun (Male)
DPOB: May 20, 1984; Kandal
POSITION: Staff of Immigration Office
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: KEM, Maly (Male)
DPOB: June 2, 1960; Kampot
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Central Security
RANK: Lieutenant Colonel
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: PROM, Nisay (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1970; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Internal Security Office
RANK: Captain
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Cambodian National Police, Preah
Sihanouk Provincial Police

NAME: MOM, Phirom (Male)
DPOB: March 18, 1958; Moath Chrouk, Kampuchea Krom
POSITION: Chief of Security Office
RANK: Lieutenant Colonel
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Gendarmerie

NAME: NHEL, Vannak (Male)
DPOB: November 14, 1969; Kandal


POSITION: Deputy Chief of Security
RANK: Major
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Gendarmerie

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 Navy Criminal Investigative Service
Port Security Law Enforcement Training, February 15-19, 2010 at
Sihanoukville Port, Cambodia.

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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