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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Disaster Preparedness Course, May

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DEPT FOR SCA/PB ATTN: BRENT CHRISTENSEN
DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNING
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 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COURSE, MAY
23, 2007

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the Disaster Preparedness Course starting on May 23, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on May 10, 2007. Post requests that vetting be
completed by May 21, 2007, to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for
the following candidate:

Name: Mohammad Jahangir Alam Khan
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Bangladesh Naval Academy
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: P No. 1013
Date of Birth: 16 Dec 66
Place of Birth: Munshigonj

Location of training course: Lackland Air Force Base, TX and Fort
Leonard Wood, MO
Date(s) of training course: 23 May 07 to 31 Aug 07

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. Alternate contact is wongre@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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