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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for International Crisis:

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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 CRISIS:
COMMAND & CONTROL COURSE, SEPTEMBER 5-21, 2007

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in International Crisis: Command & Control
Course, in York Town, Virginia, from September 5-21,2007.
Post vetting was completed on July 18, 2007. Post requests
that vetting be completed by August 9, 2007, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Mohammad Anwar Hossain
Rank: Commander
Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 332
DOB: 15 Aug 58
POB: Barguna

Name: Mohammad Abdur Razzaque
Rank: Commander
Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 449
DOB: 30 Dec 58
POB: Sunamganj

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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