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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Exercise Khan Quest, July

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKA #1115 1900158
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 090158Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4483
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC

UNCLAS DHAKA 001115

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

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 EXERCISE KHAN QUEST, JULY
24 TO AUGUST 18, 2007


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in Exercise Khan Quest, in Ulaan Baatar, from
July 24 to August 18, 2007. Post vetting was completed on
July 8, 2007. Post requests that vetting be completed by July
19, 2007, to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the
following candidate:

Name: Ali Reza Mohammad Ashaduzzaman
Rank: Major
Unit: Army HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 4298
DOB: 10/29/71
POB: Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

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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