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Cablegate: Thailand Embassy/State Department Human Rights

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FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9804
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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RUWGTCH/JIATF WEST //J3// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J5// IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ3// IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BANGKOK 000283

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STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA CHRISTY, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: JUSMAG -COURSES, U.S. APRIL 5, 2010 - JUNE 6, 2011

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED FEBRUARY 02, 2010
B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights verification
required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG Bangkok has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the individual
listed below, who has been selected to attend the below-mentioned
courses. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible information at this
time of gross violations of human rights by this person. Embassy
Bangkok Political Officer, Gillian R. Apfel, is the verifying
officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

Courses:

-- Specialized English Language Training, Lackland Air Force Base,
Texas, April 5 - June 4, 2010;

-- International Officer School (For AC&SC), Maxwell Air Force Base,
Alabama, June 14 - July 28, 2010; and

-- Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama,
Aug 4, 2010 - June 6, 2011. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Participant:

Name: Pongchat Phansri
DPOB: January 6, 1973; Chiangmai Province, Thailand
Title/Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Air command and Staff College, Directorate of Education and
Training.

JOHN

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