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09PHNOMPENH229 2009-04-07 04:11:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Phnom Penh
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HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE VARIOUS

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1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.



2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S. sponsored
training programs.



3. To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S. sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has
conducted local human rights vetting for the following individuals
selected for various training courses from May 1, 2009 - April 28,
2010 in Phnom Penh.

NAME: Chea Bunhour (Male)
DPOB: Feb. 15, 1976, Kratie
POSITION: Team Leader of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Major
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Sin Sak (Male)
DPOB: Jan. 1, 1984, Prey Veng
POSITION: Operator
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Yeim Lyheang (Male)
DPOB: Oct. 10, 1975, Kampong Cham
POSITION: Operator
RANK: Second Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Roth Thira (Male)
DPOB: Jan. 1, 1985, Kampot
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Khim Sokhom (Male)
DPOB: Jan. 1, 1988, Takeo
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Nhem Makara (Male)
DPOB: Jan. 1, 1987, Svay Rieng
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Peov Piseth (Male)
DPOB: May. 6, 1984, Prey Veng
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Hor Aun (Male)
DPOB: Feb. 15, 1982, Svay Rieng
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Ouk Sakhorn (Male)
DPOB: Nov. 30, 1986, Prey Veng
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Chai Sorng (Male)
DPOB: Dec. 16, 1975, Prey Veng
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: He Sampos (Male)
DPOB: Oct. 8, 1983, Svay Rieng
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Tep Bunthoeun (Male)
DPOB: Jun. 2, 1986, Takeo
POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force

NAME: Choeun Bunthy (Male)
DPOB: Mar. 13, 1979, Phnom Penh

POSITION: Operator of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
RANK: Lieutenant
DEPT/UNIT: Counter-Terrorism Armed Force



4. The individuals listed above were members of Brigade 70 in
differing periods from 1999 to the recent past; however, none of the
listed individuals were members of B-70 prior to 31 December 1997.
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that, as of
this date, it possesses no credible information of gross violations
of human rights by the above named individuals.



5. Individuals will attend the various training courses from May 1,
2009 - April 28, 2010 in Phnom Penh.



6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department possesses
any credible information that the individuals named above have been
implicated in gross violations of human rights.



7. Points of contacts for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Major Wayne
Turnbull at turnbullpw@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-219, or Janet
Deutsch at deutschje@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

RODLEY