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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Asia Pacific Center for Security

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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: LEAHY VETTING FOR ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY
STUDIES EXECUTIVE COURSE, OCTOBER 16 TO DECEMBER 5, 2007


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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES
EXECUTIVE COURSE from OCTOBER 16 to DECEMBER 5, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on August 13th, 2007. Post requests
that vetting be completed by August 24th, 2007, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Nazmul Hussain
Rank: BG
Unit: 88 Infantry Brigade
Unit Location: Jessore, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-2092
Date of Birth: 26 March 1959
Place of Birth: Sylhet, Bangladesh

Name: Rafiqul Islam
Rank: MG
Unit: 55 Infantry Division
Unit Location: Jessore, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-1678
Date of Birth: 25 July 1956
Place of Birth: Barisal, Bangladesh

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 individuals or units."

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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