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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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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
PEACEKEEPING OPERATION CONTINGENT COMMANDERS COURSE (PKOCCC) AT THE
CENTER OF CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS (CCMR), FEBRUARY 15-26, 2010 IN
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, USA

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
training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has conducted local human
rights vetting for the following individuals to attend the
Peacekeeping Operation Commanders Course (PKOCCC) at the Center for
Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), February 15-26, 2010 in Monterey,
California, USA.

NAME: SAM, Soeun (Male)
DPOB: September 1, 1974; Kompong Thom
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel; Deputy Chief of Planning Office
DEPT/UNIT: Department of Peacekeeping Operation, Policy and Foreign
Affairs, Ministry of National Defense

NAME: SAING, Sovann (Male)
DPOB: January 3, 1976; Kandal
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel; Deputy Chief of Planning Office
DEPT/UNIT: Department of International Relations, Policy and Foreign
Affairs, Ministry of National Defense

NAME: SIN, Vong (Male)
DPOB: October 9, 1973; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Lt. Colonel; Staff of Personnel Directorate
DEPT/UNIT: High Command Headquarters, Royal Cambodian Armed Forces

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 Peacekeeping Operation Commanders
Course (PKOCCC) at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR),
February 15-26, 2010 in Monterey, California, USA.

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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