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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Sea Power

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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 INTERNATIONAL SEA POWER
SYMPOSIUM, OCTOBER 16-19, 2007


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the International Sea Power Symposium from
October 16 to 19, 2007 in Newport, RI. 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 candidate:

Name: Sarwar Jahan Nizam
Rank: Vice Admiral
Unit: Naval Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 58
Date of Birth: January 29, 1952

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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