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05BANGKOK1892 THAILAND: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR: COUNTER-DRUG MISSION FUSION TORCH (FT) 05-2

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This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BANGKOK 001892

 

SIPDIS

 

STATE FOR EAP/BCLTV, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL

PACOM FOR FPA HUSO

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING

SUBJECT: THAILAND: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS

VETTING FOR: COUNTER-DRUG MISSION FUSION TORCH (FT) 05-2

 

REF: A. JIATF WEST J33 MEMO DATED 15 MARCH 2005

¶B. POL/MIL MEMO DATED 10 MARCH 2005

¶C. JIATF WEST J33 MEMO DATED 07 MARCH 2005

¶D. STATE 021314 – GUIDANCE

¶E. 03 STATE 34981 – GUIDANCE

 

¶1. This is an action request.

 

¶2. Joint Interagency Task Force West J33/JUSMAG THAI in

conjunction with DEA Bangkok Country Office (BCO) has

requested that the Embassy/State Department complete human

rights vetting for units that have been selected to

participate in Exercise Fusion Torch (FT) 05-2 scheduled from

15 May – 17 June 2005. To meet internal DOD advance

deployment deadlines, they requested that the review of human

rights reports and files be completed no later than 14 March

2005, if possible.

 

¶3. The Embassy possesses no credible evidence that any of

the units listed below in paragraph four have committed gross

violations of human rights. Please advise whether the

Department has any relevant information on the units listed

below.

 

¶4. Participants in the Exercise are as follows:

 

¶A. Naval Special Warfare Group, Seal Team 3, Sattahip,

Thailand

¶B. Naval Special Warfare Group, Seal Team 1, Sattahip,

Thailand

¶C. Narcotics Suppression Bureau Division 1, Sub-Division 2,

Chonburi, Thailand

¶D. Maritime Peacekeeping Operations Unit (MPKOU) (Formerly

called the Mekong Riverine

– Operations Unit, MROU), Pathum Thani Training Cadre,

Pathum Thani, Thailand

¶E. Naval Special Warfare Special Boat Unit Detachment 3,

Sattahip, Thailand

BOYCE

Written by thaicables

August 28, 2011 at 5:29 am

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