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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR COUNTER-TERRORISM CONFERENCE IN
BANGKOK, SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2007


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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Counter-Terrorism Conference to be held
in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 18-20, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on August 27, 2007. Post requests that
vetting be completed as soon as possible, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Mohammad Fazlul Haque
Rank: Lt. Colonel
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DG-FI)
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-3076
Date of Birth: 1 July 1965

Name: Mohammad Saiful Islam
Rank: Major
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DG-FI)
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-5454
Date of Birth: 11 November 1975

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.
Rollins

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