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

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DE RUEHC #6964 0551538
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241536Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 1527

UNCLAS STATE 016964

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS IZ
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S.-SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR BAIDHANI, SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMBATING TERRORISM
COURSE

REF: BAGHDAD 329

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 member of the Iraqi Ministry
of Defense listed below. Department strongly suggests that a
visa application for this individual 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 this individual, the
Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. (SBU) The name of the proposed candidate is as follows:


FULL NAME: Adel Arab Baddy AL BAIDHANI
POSITION: LTC/Iraqi Special Opns Force/Counter Terrorism
DOB: Nov 30, 1971
TYPE OF TRAINING: Special Operations Combating Terrorism
Course
DATES OF TRAINING: March 3 - May 14, 2010
TRAINING LOCATION: Lackland AFB, TX/Hurlbert Field, FL, USA
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