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05BANGKOK2069 THAILAND: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR: EXERCISE COUNTER-DRUG FUSION TORCH (FT) 05-3

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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 002069

 

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: EXERCISE COUNTER-DRUG FUSION TORCH (FT) 05-3

 

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 Counter-Drug Fusion Torch (FT) 05-3

scheduled from 18 July – 5 August 2005. To meet internal DOD

advance deployment deadlines, they have requested that the

review of human rights reports and files be completed no

later than 31 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, Seam Team 1, Sattahip,

Thailand

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

Chonburi, Thailand

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

Sattahip, Thailand

BOYCE

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