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Cablegate: Additional Human Rights Vetting for Peace Support

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R 060059Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4223
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UNCLAS DHAKA 000912

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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: ADDITIONAL 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 additional 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 June 3, 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: Mohammad Shahidul Islam
Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: BAF Base Zahur
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 8395
Date of Birth: 15 Oct 1964
Place of Birth: Comilla

Name: Mohammad Sadiqur Rahman
Rank: Captain
Unit: BDR HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-5806
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 1978
Place of Birth: Rangamati

Name: Mohammad Nazrul Islam
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: 8 Field Artillery Regiment
Unit Location: Comilla
Personal Number: BA-3357
Date of Birth: 15 Jan 1956
Place of Birth: Rangamati

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.
PAIGE

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