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05BANGKOK2254 EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR EXERCISE BALANCE TORCH (BT) 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 002254

 

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: EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR

EXERCISE BALANCE TORCH (BT) 05-2

 

REF: A. EAP/BCLTV E-MAIL DATED 3/30/05

 

¶B. STATE 42012

¶C. BANGKOK 1163

 

¶1. (U) DOD (OSD/POLICY), per Ref A, has requested that the

Embassy/State Department complete further human rights

vetting for the 25th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry

Division, 4th Army Area, a unit that has been selected to

participate in Exercise Balance Torch (BT) 05-2 scheduled

from 11 April – 3 June 2005.

 

¶2. (U) The Embassy has reviewed its previous vetting (Ref C)

on the 25th Infantry Regiment, and made additional inquiries

of an academic and an NGO that monitor human rights abuses

involving security forces in Thailand. The Embassy possesses

no credible evidence that the 25th Infantry Regiment or its

personnel have committed gross violations of human rights.

Please advise whether the Department has any relevant

information on this unit.

 

¶3. (U) Embassy Bangkok Political Counselor Robert J. Clarke

is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

 

BOYCE

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August 28, 2011 at 5:53 am

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