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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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DE RUEHPF #0069/01 0280052
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 280052Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1623

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000069

SIPDIS

E. O 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS PHUM MARR MASS CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION COMMODITY IDENTIFICATION TRAINING,
FEBRUARY 17-19, 2010 IN PHNOM PENH, 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 Weapons of Mass Destruction Commodity
Identification Training, February 17-19, 2010 in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia.

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

NAME: LOU, Lykheng (Male)
DPOB: April 11, 1974; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Chief of Section
DEPT/UNIT: Sihanouk Port 2

NAME: TOR, Ny (Male)
DPOB: May 9, 1958; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Assistant Harbour Master
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Autonomous Port 3

NAME: KEO, Thunnara (Male)
DPOB: May 22, 1957; Prey Veng
POSITION: Chief Security
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Autonomous Port 3

NAME: TOUCH, Sopheak (Male)
DPOB: February 2, 1980; Kandal
POSITION: Deputy Chief Security
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Autonomous Port 3

NAME: THONG, Chantha (Male)
DPOB: December 9, 1971; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Major; Deputy Chief of Border Check Point
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Immigration Office

NAME: SARIM, Sakdaphal (Male)
DPOB: September 1, 1969; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major; Deputy Chief of Border Check Point
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Immigration Office

NAME: LY, Chanserey (Male)
DPOB: March 30, 1959; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major; Deputy Chief of Border Check Point
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Immigration Office

NAME: TAING, Vandy (Male)
DPOB: May 24, 1960; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Major; Deputy Chief Office
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Immigration Office

NAME: SIM, Khay (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1975; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Major; Deputy Chief Office
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Interior, Immigration Office

NAME: CHAR, Vantha (Male)
DPOB: April 23, 1957; Svay Rieng
RANK/POSITION: Brig. General; Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Defense, Protection Department

NAME: SOM, Sethirom (Male)
DPOB: October 23, 1959; Kampong Speu
RANK/POSITION: Brig. General; Deputy
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Defense, Information Department

NAME: HANG, Moeun (Male)
DPOB: November 28, 1954; Siem Reap
POSITION: Deputy General Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Commerce

NAME: KIM, Meas Sokseiha (Male)
DPOB: August 31, 1974; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Director of Department
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Commerce, CamControl

NAME: LOEUNG, Ratha (Male)
DPOB: December 6, 1975; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Commerce, CamControl

NAME: LAY, Soksaokunthea (Male)
DPOB: December 31, 1974; Phnom Penh


POSITION: Chief of Branch
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Commerce, CamControl

NAME: BUN, Chamroeun (Male)
DPOB: March 15, 1975; Kandal
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Branch
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of Commerce, CamControl

NAME: SAO, Ly (Male)
DPOB: March 1, 1973; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Assistant
DEPT/UNIT: Custom and Excise of Cambodia, International Office

NAME: YOEUK, You (Male)
DPOB: July 10, 1972; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Assistant
DEPT/UNIT: Custom and Excise of Cambodia, Technical Office

NAME: CHIN, Heng Sambath (Male)
DPOB: November 10, 1967; Kandal
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Checkpoint
DEPT/UNIT: Custom and Excise of Cambodia

NAME: CHEA, Samnang (Male)
DPOB: October 5, 1980; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Technical Official
DEPT/UNIT: Custom and Excise of Cambodia

NAME: NEANG, Sovathara (Male)
DPOB: September 8, 1980; Kandal
POSITION: Technical Official
DEPT/UNIT: Custom and Excise of Cambodia

NAME: SO, Nasoth (Male)
DPOB: October 10, 1968; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Director of Phnom Penh Airport
DEPT/UNIT: State Secretariat of Civil Action, Phnom Penh 2 and Siem
Reap 2

NAME: MEY, Kosal (Male)
DPOB: December 20, 1973; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Chief of Security
DEPT/UNIT: State Secretariat of Civil Action, Phnom Penh 2 and Siem
Reap 2

NAME: SAO, Wathana (Male)
DPOB: August 11, 1974; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: State Secretariat of Civil Action, Phnom Penh 2 and Siem
Reap 2

NAME: SVAY, Santhor (Male)
DPOB: May 15, 1961; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: State Secretariat of Civil Action, Phnom Penh 2 and Siem
Reap 2

NAME: KHUN, Rachana (Female)
DPOB: January 1, 1980; Prey Veng
POSITION: Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: (SNCTC) Secretariat, National Counter Terrorism Committee


NAME: SENG, Sophorn (Female)
DPOB: May 7, 1979; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Office Chief
DEPT/UNIT: (SNCTC) Secretariat, National Counter Terrorism Committee


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 Weapons of Mass Destruction Commodity
Identification Training, February 17-19, 2010 in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia. The course is supported by the State Department's Export
Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and the
Department of Energy's International Nonproliferation Export Control
Program.

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 Melissa Sweeney
sweeneyma@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-401 or Jenae Johnson at
Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

RODLEY

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