77903 9/11/2006 13:20 06BUCHAREST1407 Embassy Bucharest CONFIDENTIAL 05STATE131486|05STATE21314 VZCZCXYZ0001 OO RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #1407 2541320 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 111320Z SEP 06 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RHMFISS/COMSOCEUR VAIHINGEN GE IMMEDIATE INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5128 C O N F I D E N T I A L BUCHAREST 001407
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/11/2016 TAGS: MARR, MOPS, PGOV, PREL, RO SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING: ROMANIAN JCET PROPOSAL FOR 1ST QTR FY07
REF: A. 05 STATE 131486 DTG 142321 JUL 05 B. 2005 STATE 021314 DTG 042203Z FEB 05
Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Mark A. Taplin, Reasons 1.4(a) and (d).
1. (C) This message constitutes response to SOCEUR request for human rights vetting of Romanian Special Forces Unit participating in Joint Combined Exchange Training (reference: SOCEUR to USDAO Bucharest; DTG 301157Z May 06).
2. (C) The Embassy conducted a thorough review of its records and other information, per guidelines and established procedures, for "Leahy Amendment" purposes, regarding any possible gross human rights violations by a unit of the Romanian military which has been proposed for DOD-funded training. The Unit in question is the Rapid Intervention Detachment within the General Defense Directorate for Intelligence; Ministry of Defense, General Constantin Tucan, Commander.
3. (C) Based upon Embassy review of its human rights records and other information, this message certifies that in accordance with guidance that there is no/no credible information of gross violations of human rights by this unit or its commander. Taubman