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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend the Us

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P 230014Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1705
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
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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 US
MILITARY INSTALLATION FOR CIVIL-MILITARY OPERATIONS AND ARMY
TRAINING, MARCH 15-APRIL 5, 2010 IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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
training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has conducted local human
rights vetting for the following individual to attend the US
Military Installation for Civil-Military Operations and Army
Training, March 15-April 5, 2010 in San Diego, California.

NAME: KHIEV, Saphat (Male)
DPOB: December 12, 1960; Kampot
POSITION: Deputy Director of Personnel Dept
RANK: Major General
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of National Defense

NAME: SAO, Chandara (Male)
DPOB: August 5, 1964; Takeo
POSITION: Deputy Director of Secretariat, General Secretariat
RANK: Brigadier General
DEPT/UNIT: Ministry of National Defense

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 US Military Installation for
Civil-Military Operations and Army Training, March 15-April 5, 2010
in San Diego, California.

6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department possesses
any credible information that the individual 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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