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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

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P 090113Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1652
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
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UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000093

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
NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE PORT SECURITY AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT COURSE, MARCH 1-5, 2010 IN PHNOM PENH, 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 Navy Criminal Investigative Service Port Security
and Law Enforcement Course, March 1-5, 2010 in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia.

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

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

NAME: IM, Chantha (Male)
DPOB: October 17, 1961; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Assistant Port Security Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Autonomous Port

NAME: PEO, Nary (Female)
DPOB: February 11, 1959; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Assistant Port Security Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Autonomous Port

NAME: SUN, Sokhim (Female)
DPOB: April 1, 1957; Kandal
POSITION: Security Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Phnom Penh Autonomous Port

NAME: PHEAS, Ky (Male)
DPOB: July 23, 1970; Prey Veng
POSITION: Assistant Chief of Gateway
DEPT/UNIT: Customs and Excise Department

NAME: KONG, Jeudi (Male)
DPOB: May 5, 1969; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Assistant Chief of Gateway
DEPT/UNIT: Customs and Excise Department

NAME: TOP, Sovann (Male)
DPOB: May 9, 1968; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lt. Colonel; Chief of Office
DEPT/UNIT: Customs and Excise Department

NAME: SENG, Savoth (Male)
DPOB: January 1, 1964; Phnom Penh
RANK/POSITION: Lieutenant; Deputy Chief of Division
DEPT/UNIT: Customs and Excise Department

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 Navy Criminal Investigative Service
Port Security and Law Enforcement Course, March 1-5, 2010 in Phnom
Penh, 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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