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Cablegate: Response to Freetown 60 - Leahy Vetting Request

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SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO FREETOWN 60 - LEAHY VETTING REQUEST

REF: FREETOWN 60

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that it possesses no credible information of gross violations
of human rights by the individuals listed below who will be
participating in the "FBI National Academy Associates Middle
East/Africa Chapter Retraining Conference" from March 23-27,
2010, in Botswana.

2. The following are the list of candidates:

Candidate 1:
Name: Patrick Kamara
Rank: Superintendent
Organization: Sierra Leone Police (SLP)
Current Position: Superintendent, Sierra Leone Police
DPOB: 09/24/1954, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: S004338, exp. 26 March 2013

Candidate 2:
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, exp. 3 March 2013

Candidate 3:
Name: Musa Mockarie Lappia
Rank: Director of CID
Organization: Sierra Leone Police (SLP)
Current Position: Director of CID, Sierra Leone Police
DPOB: 04/12/1967, Sierra Leone
Gender: Male
PPT: S003552, exp. 18 April 2010

3. POC for this matter is Legat David Brooks,
David.Brooks@ic.fbi.gov, cell: 232-76-801-497, IVG: 798, ext.
5400 or 5401.

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 information 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 this training.
CLINTON

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