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Cablegate: Response to Freetown 27 - Leahy Vetting Request

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SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO FREETOWN 27 - LEAHY VETTING REQUEST

REF: FREETOWN 27

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and
finds that as of January 25, 2010, it possesses no credible
information of gross
violations of human rights by the individuals listed below:

Name: Amadu Mannah
Rank: Chief Superintendent
Organization: Sierra Leone Police Force (SLP)
Current Position: Local Unit Commander, Kenema Division
DPOB: 09/10/1964, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: O210668

Name: Mohamed Bendu Kamara
Rank: Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Position: Director of Legal and Justice Support
DPOB: 01/16/1969, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: S003620

Name: Litho Lamin
Rank: Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Position: Local Unit Commander-Airport Police Division
DPOB: 03/10/1960, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: S004651

Name: Samuel Benedict Vandi
Rank: Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Position: Local Unit Commander-Bonthe Division
DPOB: 07/17/1956, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: S005382

Name: Gloria Olive Victoria Tarawally
Rank: Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Position: Administration Operations Division, Chief
of Administration
DPOB: 01/14/1961, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: S003556

Name: Fatama Kanko Kamara
Rank: Assistant Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Position: Assistant Director of Investigation
DPOB: 09/09/1961, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: S004629

Name: Theresa Gogra
Rank: Inspector
Organization: SLP
Current Assignment: Support Services to AIG-Headquarters
DPOB: 01/01/1983, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: O05507

Name: Esther Mary Kaintor
Rank: Inspector
Organization: SLP
Current Assignment: Examination Officer, Police Training
School
DPOB: 03/23/1972, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: S005501

Name: Zainab Kamara
Rank: Inspector
Organization: SLP
Current Assignment: Commanding Officer, Administration
DPOB: 10/23/1979, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: O206102

Alternates:
Name: Memunatu Borah Bangura
Rank: Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Assignment: Director of Community Relations
DPOB: 02/21/1972, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: S003737

Name: Mira Yainkain Koroma
Rank: Inspector
Organization: SLP
Current Assignment: Family Support Unit
DPOB: 08/24/1980, Sierra Leone
Gender: Female
PPT: O205845

2. Department does not clear the following individual to
participate in the training course, as Department has
uncovered information that this individual may have been
implicated in violations of human rights:

Name: Joseph B. Kabia
Rank: Chief Superintendent
Organization: SLP
Current Position: Local Unit Commander-Bo Division
DPOB: October 13, 1955, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: S005165

3. POC at post is ARSO Natasha Poeschl, IVG 8798-5141.

4. Embassy Freetown has reviewed its files and found no
information concerning gross human rights violations or
criminal activity by the individuals. Embassy is reminded
that it must maintain a record of its vetting results for
the following sections: Political, Regional Security and
Consular. Records should be maintained in the Political
Section.

5. Embassy Freetown is authorized to report this
information to the appropriate officials in the following
language: "Embassy reports that, as of this date, the
Department of State has no credible informtion regarding
gross abuse of human rights on the part of the named
individuals."

6. If at any time Embassy becomes aware of any
information regarding incidents that could be deemed to be
credible information of gross violation of human rights by
any personnel involved in this training, Embassy should so
inform the Department and not proceed with the training.
CLINTON

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