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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, JUNE 17-28, 2007

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Peace Support Operation Instructors
Course to be held in Dhaka from June 17 to 28, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on May 30, 2007. Post requests that
vetting be completed by June 10, 2007, to provide sufficient
time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Abu Mohammad Akik
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Mongla
Unit Location: Mongla
Personal Number: 722
Date of Birth: 13 Nov 67
Place of Birth: Magura

Name: Hasan Faqrul Bari
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Issa Khan
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 842
Date of Birth: 2 Oct 70
Place of Birth: Kustia

Name: Abul Khair Mohammad Zakaria
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Issa Khan
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1082
Date of Birth: 30 Jan 79
Place of Birth: Patuakhali

Name: Atiqur Rahman Bhuiyan
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Sagar
Unit Location: (Ship)
Personal Number: 1145
Date of Birth: 5 Oct 75
Place of Birth: Comilla

Ran Name: Ahmed Ferdous Mohammad Zahidur Rahman
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BN Dockyard
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1148
Date of Birth: 27 Oct 75
Place of Birth: Comilla

Name: Mohammad Towhidul Islam
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: BAF Base Zahur
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 8477
Date of Birth: 26 Oct 65
Place of Birth: Meherpur

Name: Abu Hayder Mohammad Mostafa Morshed
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: BAF Base Pahar Kanchanpur
Unit Location: Pahar Kanchanpur
Personal Number: 8484
Date of Birth: 1 Mar 65
Place of Birth: Mymensingh

Name: Abdullah Al Farooq
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: No 3 Squadron, BAF
Unit Location:
Personal Number: 8357
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 71
Place of Birth: Dhaka

Name: Mohammad Shahnewaz
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: Air Defense Operation Center, BAF
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 8501
Date of Birth: 15 Mar 70
Place of Birth: Comilla

Name: Abul Kalam Mohammad Rabiul Islam
Rank: Major
Unit: 29, Bangladesh Infantry Regiment

Unit Location: Rangpur
Personal Number: BA-3531
Date of Birth: 25 Dec 1967
Place of Birth: Khulna

Name: Abu Zafar Mohammad Salah Uddin
Rank: Major
Unit: Signals Directorate, Army HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-3802
Date of Birth: 20 Dec 1969
Place of Birth: Chuadanga

Name: Golam Faruque
Rank: Major
Unit: 25, East Bengal Regiment
Unit Location: Comilla
Personal Number:BA-3615
Date of Birth: 15 Dec 68
Place of Birth: Noakhali

Name: Mohammad Towhid Hossain
Rank: Major
Unit: Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training
Unit Location: Rajendrapur
Personal Number: Ba-4168
Date of Birth: 29 Aug 71
Place of Birth: Dhaka

Name: Ejazur Rahman Chowdhury
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Military Training Directorate, Army HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number:BA-3124
Date of Birth: 13 Jan 1965
Place of Birth: Sylhet

Name: Mohammad Iqbal Hassan
Rank: Captain
Unit: 24, Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
Unit Location: Bogra
Personal Number: BA-6442
Date of Birth: 21 Nov 1981
Place of Birth: Noakhali

Name: Mohammad Anwar Hossain
Rank: Major
Unit: 25 Air Defense Regiment Artillery
Unit Location: Rajendrapur
Personal Number: BA-5313
Date of Birth: 15 Jan 56
Place of Birth: Rangamati

Name: Mohammad Anwarul Islam
Rank: Captain
Unit: 4 Field Regiment
Unit Location: Mirpur
Personal Number: BA-6008
Date of Birth: 3 Sep 79
Place of Birth: Rangamati

Name: Mohammad Ahsanul Haque Bhuiyan
Rank: Captain
Unit: Workshop Platoon, President,s Guard Regiment
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-6105
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 80
Place of Birth: Comilla

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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