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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Inl Training of Psd For

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DE RUEHBUL #1213/01 1011232
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 111232Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7435

UNCLAS KABUL 001213

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL, AND INL/CNPR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PGOV PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: INL TRAINING OF PSD FOR
HERAT CHIEF PROSECUTOR


1. (U) This is a time-sensitive action request; please see
para 3.

2. (SBU) Background: In order to comply with Leahy Amendment
vetting requirements, this cable forwards (in para 5) the
names and biodata of eight candidates for INL-funded training
as members of a personal security detail (PSD) for Herat
Chief Prosecutor Maria Bashir. The Chief Prosecutor was
asked to nominate candidates whom she trusts fully. Chief
Prosecutor Bashir has received threats, due both to the fact
she is an Afghan woman in a senior position, and because of
her prosecution of corruption. Post therefore is eager to
have these PSD candidates complete this training as soon as
possible, so that they can begin to provide Chief Prosecutor
Bashir protection.

3. (U) Action Request: In light of this background, and
given the relatively small number of candidates on this list,
post request that the Department complete its Leahy review of
the candidates as soon as possible. Post wishes to thank
Department in advance for its support on this matter.

4. (U) INL has conducted in-country vetting and possesses no
evidence that any of the candidates have committed human
rights violations. Post has made a good faith effort to
ensure that the individuals who provided only one name truly
have only one name.

5. (SBU) Following is biographical data on the PSD candidates:

1. Name: Zalmai Nazari
First Name: Zalmai
Father's Name: Ghulam Rasoul Nazari
Job or Occupation: Driver
DOB: 1978
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik

2. Name: Torayalai Nazari
First Name: Torayalai
Father's Name: Ghulam Rasoul Nazari
Job or Occupation: unemployed
DOB: 1984
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik

3. Name: Omid Nazari
First Name: Omid
Father's Name: Ghulam Rasoul Nazari
Job or Occupation: Unemployed
DOB: 1985
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik

4. Name: Mirwious Sayedi
First Name: Mirwious
Father's Name: Abdul Ghayas Sayedi
Job or Occupation: Driver
DOB: 1977
Place of Birth: Kabul
Ethnicity: Tajik

5. Name: Ghulam Mahboob Ghulami
First Name: Ghulam
Father's Name: Ghulam Dastager Ghulami
Job or Occupation: Laborer
DOB: 1973
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik

6. Name: Hamidullah Amini
First Name: Haidullah
Father's Name: Aminullah Amini
Job or Occupation: Unemployed
DOB: 1979
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik

7. Name: Zalmay Ghafari
First Name: Zalmay
Father's Name: Abdul Qayum
Job or Occupation: Unemployed
DOB: 1979
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik


8. Name: Khalil Ahmad Yousoufzai
First Name: Khalil
Father's Name: Haji Abdullah Yousoufzai

Job or Occupation: Tailor
DOB: 1979
Place of Birth: Herat
Ethnicity: Tajik
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