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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Pacific Area Special

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DE RUEHKA #0351 0630825
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 040825Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3367
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC

UNCLAS DHAKA 000351

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT. FOR SCA/PB ATTN: BRENT CHRISTENSEN
DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG
DEPT FOR DRL ATTN: ROD MORGAN OR LEROY POTTS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR PACIFIC AREA SPECIAL
TRAINING COURSE, APRIL 10-13, 2007


1. This is an action request. See para three.

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Pacific Area Special Training Course
being held in Honolulu, Hawaii from April 10-13, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on March 4, 2007. Post requests that
vetting be completed by March 16, 2007, to provide sufficient
time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Naim Ahmed
Rank: N/A (civilian)
Unit: Ministry of Home Affairs
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: N/A/ (civilian)
DOB: 01/01/1957
POB: Madaripur, Bangladesh

Name: Mohammad Abdus Salam
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DG-FI)
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-2302
DOB: 07/04/1961
POB: Munshigonj, Bangladesh

3. Post requests that the Department of State authorize post
to make the following statement to the relevant DOD units:
"Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by
the above named individual or unit."

4. Post Human Rights Officer is Luke Zahner, unclass
e-mail:zahnerlv@state.gov.

5. COMMENT: Embassy has no information to indicate this
individual or any unit he has served in has been involved in
gross violations of human rights.
PASI

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