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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Civil-Military Response To

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKA #0012 0060550
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 060550Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5903
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS DHAKA 000012

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SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR CIVIL-MILITARY RESPONSE TO
TERRORISM TRAINING, APR-MAY 2008


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Civil-Military Response to Terrorism
Training to be held in Monterey, California, from April 19 to
May 2, 2008. Post vetting was completed on January 5, 2007.
Post requests that vetting be completed by February 14, 2008,
to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests
the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidate:

Name: Shaikh Shafiul Imam
Rank: Major
Unit: Bangladesh Rifes Headquarters, Administration
Directorate
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 3747
Date of Birth: January 31, 1970
Place of Birth: Rajshahi, 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 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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