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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for International Defense

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UNCLAS DHAKA 001076

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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 INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE
MANAGEMENT COURSE, JULY 15-26, 2007

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation for the International Defense Management Course
to be held in Dhaka from July 15 to 26, 2007. Post vetting
was completed on July 1, 2007. Post requests that vetting be
completed by July 14, 2007, to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy
vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Mohamad Lokamar Rahman
Rank: Commander
Unit: Naval Stores Depot
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 512
Date of Birth: 25 Sept. 1964
Place of Birth: Chandpur

Name: Shaheen Rahman
Rank: Commander
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 682
Date of Birth: 18 May 1968
Place of Birth: Khulna

Name: Neamul Hasan
Rank: Commander
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 741
Date of Birth: 1 Jan. 1970
Place of Birth: Dhaka

Name: Mohammad Anwar Khurshid
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: BNS Titumir
Unit Location: Khulna
Personal Number: 745
Date of Birth: 21 Oct. 1968
Place of Birth: Chuadanga

Name: Mohammad Adam Ali
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 797
Date of Birth: 28 Dec. 1971
Place of Birth: Dhaka

Name: Ahmed Abrar Ibna Shabbir
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: BNS Karatoa
Unit Location: (ship)
Personal Number: 1008
Date of Birth: 31 Dec. 1973
Place of Birth: Pabna

Name: Farhad Hossen
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: BNS Madhumati
Unit Location: (ship)
Personal Number: 1074
Date of Birth: 27 July 1973
Place of Birth: Dhaka

Name: Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: BN Dockyard
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1164
Date of Birth: 1 June 1969
Place of Birth: Kushtia

Name: Sheikh Mohammad Suman Haider
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 1255
Date of Birth: 29 Dec. 1976
Place of Birth: Tangail

Name: Kibria Haque
Rank: Lt. Commander
Unit: Coast Guard Headquarters

Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 1189
Date of Birth: 7 June 1976
Place of Birth: Jamalpur

Name: S.M. Altaf Hossain
Rank: Commander
Unit: Coast Guard Base
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 340
Date of Birth: 8 Jan. 1961
Place of Birth: Khulna

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.
PASI

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