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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for International Maritime

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R 250855Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3585
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
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RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC

UNCLAS DHAKA 000485

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 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME
OFFICER COURSE, MAY 30-AUGUST 10, 2007


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the International Maritime Officers Course
scheduled for May 30-August 10, 2007 in Yorktown, Virginia.
Post vetting was completed on March 25, 2007. Post requests
that vetting be completed by April 17, 2007, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Mohammad Rashed Sattar
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: Coast Guard Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: P No-961
DOB: 05/23/72
POB: Chittagong, 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.
BUTENIS

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