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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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P 160824Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1668
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000108

US DAO PHNOM PENH CB

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
JOINT BOARDING OFFICERS COURSE, MARCH 8-19, 2010 AT REAM NAVAL BASE,
CAMBODIA

REF: 03 STATE 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 Joint Boarding Officers Course, March 8-19, 2010 at
Ream Naval Base, Cambodia.

NAME: NGETH, Sothearith (Male)
DPOB: February 20, 1967; Kampot
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1401
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Transportation Unit, Ream Naval Base

NAME: POCH, Chamroeun (Male)
DPOB: April 4, 1960; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Chief of Ship Control Office
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Transportation Unit, Ream Naval Base

NAME: NEANG, Samrethysak (Male)
DPOB: May 25, 1982; Kandal
POSITION: Navigator
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Transportation Unit, Ream Naval Base

NAME: TOCH, Sinath (Male)
DPOB: May 2, 1970; Koh Kong
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1401
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Transportation Unit, Ream Naval Base

NAME: OU, Sothy (Male)
DPOB: January 15, 1967; Kandal
POSITION: Captain, Ship 1107
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: TAN, Bunna (Male)
DPOB: June 13, 1966; Takeo
POSITION: Captain, Ship 1104
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: LOCH, Chrey (Male)
DPOB: September 25, 1972; Kampot
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1101
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: LY, Rachanak (Male)
DPOB: January 30, 1970; Siem Reap
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1108
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: SOK, Chen (Male)
DPOB: December 12, 1973; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1104
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: NUON, Saroeun (Male)
DPOB: August 13, 1974; Kampot
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1106
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: KEO, Vireak (Male)
DPOB: January 2, 1969; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Crew, Ship 1106
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: MEN, Than (Male)
DPOB: December 6, 1970; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1102
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: SRAS, Savuth (Male)
DPOB: February 13, 1975; Kandal
POSITION: Chief of Engine Inspection
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: PECH, Neang (Male)
DPOB: July 20, 1968; Kandal
POSITION: Captain, Ship 1103
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Coast Patrol Unit 6, Ream Naval Base

NAME: SOK, Kimthon (Male)
DPOB: April 3, 1960; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1123
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: NGETH, Phalla (Male)
DPOB: August 15, 1968; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1142
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: SIM, Chhoeuth (Male)
DPOB: July 10, 1975; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Chief of Ship Control Office
RANK: Warrant Officer Class 1
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: THAN, Ratana (Male)
DPOB: May 15, 1979; Battambang
POSITION: Navigator
RANK: Petty Officer Class 3
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: KONG, Than (Male)
DPOB: July 1, 1992; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Chief of Ship Control Office
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: VONG, Thea (Male)
DPOB: October 15, 1972; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1131
RANK: Ensign
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: SAN, Pheak (Male)
DPOB: February 2, 1962; Kandal
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1132
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: CHETH, Rithy (Male)
DPOB: May 10, 1970; Kandal
POSITION: Executive Officer, Ship 1143
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: CHHITH, Lay (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1980; Takeo
POSITION: Radar Operator
RANK: Petty Officer Class 1
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

NAME: TAN, Kimsan (Male)
DPOB: December 6, 1974; Pursat
POSITION: Chief of Ship Control Office
RANK: Lieutenant Junior Grade
DEPT/UNIT: Fast Patrol Unit 7, Ream Naval Base

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 Joint Boarding Officers Course, March
8-19, 2010 at Ream Naval Base, Cambodia.

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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