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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Global Air Chiefs Conference,

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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 GLOBAL AIR CHIEFS CONFERENCE,
SEPTEMBER 22-29, 2007


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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Global Air Chiefs Conference being held
in Washington, DC and Honolulu, HI from September 22 to 29,
2007. Post vetting was completed on September 9, 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: Shah Mohammad Ziaur Rahman
Rank: Air Marshal
Unit: Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BD-7041
Date of Birth: June 13, 1955

Name: Javed Tanveer Khan
Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BD-8327
Date of Birth: December 12, 1969

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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