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10STATE5967 2010-01-21 15:32:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Secretary of State
Cable title:  

LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (TIRANA 729)

Tags:   ASEC MARR MASS PGOV PHUM AL 
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DE RUEHC #5967 0211538
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P 211532Z JAN 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY TIRANA PRIORITY 4441
					  UNCLAS STATE 005967 

SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC MARR MASS PGOV PHUM AL
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (TIRANA 729)

REF: TIRANA 801



1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates
nominated to attend the FINAL PLANNING CONFERENCE UNIT LEVEL
EXCHANGE in NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. from 2/1/2010 to 2/5/2010.



2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 01/20/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individuals in
USG-funded training:

ALBERIM KOLGEGA, MAJOR RAPID REACTION BRIGADE, 8/20/1969
ERVIN LAKURIQI, LT, PLATOON COMMNADER 2ND BATTALION,
12/27/1981
EDMOND SARDI, MAJOR, TRAINING SPECIALIST FOR NATO, 7/2/1970



3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following
statement to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individuals
identified above, as of 01/20/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.



4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individuals
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON