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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

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DE RUEHPF #0052 0220830
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 220830Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1600
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2846

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000052

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
"SUPERVISORY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS" COURSE, FEBRUARY 22-APRIL 2,
2010 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

REF: STATE 121184

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 "Supervisory Criminal Investigators" course,
February 22-April 2, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

NOMINEES:

NAME: YIM, Virak (Male)
DPOB: May 16, 1959; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Brig. General, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile
Protection Department

NAME: SOK, Chanthyra (Female)
DPOB: July 12, 1961; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Brig. General, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Secretariat-General of Ministry of
Interior

NAME: SREY, Sophanarith (Male)
DPOB: October 11, 1967; Kraties
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Scientific and Technical Police
Department

NAME: LIM, Sovanna (Female)
DPOB: January 17, 1972; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel, Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Personnel Department

NAME: SOM, Sonin (Male)
DPOB: May 16, 1973; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Heritage Protection Department

ALTERNATES:

NAME: PAK, Youleang (Male)
DPOB: August 18, 1968; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile
Protection Department

NAME: PRAK, Huy (Male)
DPOB: February 10, 1960; Kampong Chhnang
RANK/POSITION: Colonel, Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Intelligence 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 "Supervisory Criminal
Investigators" course, February 22-April 2, 2010 in Bangkok,
Thailand. The course is sponsored by the United States Department
of State and with instruction provided by experts from the United
States, Thailand, Australia, and the Special Administrative Region
of Hong Kong.

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. 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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