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

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P 241533Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 1520

UNCLAS STATE 016953

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS IZ
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S.-SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR ALAARAGY AND AL-SODANI, SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE

REF: BAGHDAD 377

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:


NAME: Ismael AL-SODANI
DOB: August 23, 1962
POSITION: Defense Attach
TYPE OF TRAINING: Sovereign Challenge at Special Operations
Command
TRAINING LOCATION: Tampa, FL
DATES OF TRAINING: March 8-11, 2010

NAME: Ali ALAARAGY
DOB: 26 May 1963
POSITION: Defense Attach
TYPE OF TRAINING: Sovereign Challenge at Special Operations
Command
TRAINING LOCATION: Tampa, FL
DATES OF TRAINING: March 8-11, 2010
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