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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0051 0220722
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 220722Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1599
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2845

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000051

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 "COMPUTER
CRIME INVESTIGATION" COURSE, FEBRUARY 22-MARCH 5, 2010 IN BANGKOK,
THAILAND

REF: STATE 129439

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 "Computer Crime Investigation" Course, February
22-March 5, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: HAK, Kemrong (Male)
DPOB: December 4, 1970; Kratie
RANK/POSITION: Brig. General, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Interpol

NAME: SOK, Saret (Male)
DPOB: September 19, 1970; Kampong Cham
RANK/POSITION: Brig. General, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Immigration Police Department

ALTERNATES:

NAME: PHOK, Chantara (Male)
DPOB: May 10, 1967; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Internal Security Department

NAME: PHOV, Duy (Male)
DPOB: October 10, 1977; Kampot
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Personnel 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 "Computer Crime Investigation"
Course, February 22-March 5, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. The course
is sponsored by the United States Department of State and with
instruction provided by the United States Federal Bureau of
Investigation.

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. Post requests a
Leahy vetting response from the Department by February 12, 2010.

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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