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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S.-Sponsored Training

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P 241531Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 1517

UNCLAS STATE 016948

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SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS IZ
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S.-SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR MOD OFFICIALS, SENIOR EXECUTIVE SEMINAR

REF: BAGHDAD 315

1. (U) The Department has reviewed its files and finds that
it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the members of the Iraqi
Ministry of Defense listed below. Department strongly
suggests that visa applications for these individuals be
filed with as much lead time as possible to allow for
additional processing procedures that may be required. Note
that if, at any time, the Embassy becomes aware of any
information regarding incidents which could be deemed to be
credible information of a gross violation of human rights by
these individuals, the Embassy should so inform the
Department.

2. (SBU) The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:


FULL NAME: Hatem Ismaeel Thamir AL KHAZAJI
POSITION: Staff Brigadier General/Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: March 25, 1954
TYPE OF TRAINING: Senior Executive Seminar
DATES OF TRAINING: March 29 - April 9, 2010
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC

FULL NAME: Nedal Modher Mohammed AL REKABI
POSITION: Staff Brigadier General/Director of Strategic
Counter Terrorism Bureau/Counter Terrorism
DOB: May 22, 1959
TYPE OF TRAINING: Senior Executive Seminar
DATES OF TRAINING: March 29 - April 9, 2010
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC

FULL NAME: Mahdi Falih Othman ALBU MOHAMMED
POSITION: BG/Director of Target Section/Counter Terrorism
Bureau
DOB: September 10, 1959
TYPE OF TRAINING: Senior Executive Seminar
DATES OF TRAINING: March 29 - April 9, 2010
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
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