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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Peace Support Operation

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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 PEACE SUPPORT OPERATION
INSTRUCTORS COURSE, MAY 6-18, 2007


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

2. The following candidates has been selected for
participation in the Peace Support Operation Instructors
Course at Monterrey, California, from May 6 to 18, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on April 23, 2007. Post requests that
vetting be completed by April 29, 2007, to provide sufficient
time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Nahidul Islam Khan
Rank: Major
Unit: Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training
Unit Location: Rajendrapur
Personal Number: BA-3507
DOB: 08/18/68
POB: Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Name: Mohammad Towhid Hussain
Rank: Major
Unit: Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training
Unit Location: Rajendrapur
Personal Number: BA-4168
DOB: 08/29/71
POB: Dhaka, 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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