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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Near East/South Asia

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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 NEAR EAST/SOUTH ASIA
CENTER EXECUTIVE SEMINAR, MAY 30, 2007

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Near East/South Asia Center for
Strategic Studies Executive Seminar starting on May 30, 2007.
Post vetting was completed on May 1, 2007. Post requests
that vetting be completed by May 15, 2007, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Mohammad Hasib Azia
Rank: Civilian (Foreign Secretary in Charge)
Ministry: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
DOB: 02/31/55
POB: Chittagong

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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