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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Senior Imet Training Candidates

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DE RUEHBUL #0234 0281714
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281714Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2577

UNCLAS KABUL 000234

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL, S/CT

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: SENIOR IMET TRAINING CANDIDATES

1. This is an action request - see paragraph 2.

2. In order to comply with Leahy human rights vetting requirements,
this cable forwards the names of six Afghan government officials
selected to attend various senior International Military Education
and Training (IMET) courses in the United States. Post possesses no
derogatory information on these individuals. Post requests the
Department's review of these candidates by February 21, 2008.

3. Following is the biographical data:

1. Name: Dadullah
Father's Name: Abdul Ahmad
Grandfather's Name: Nasarat Khan
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: International Military Affairs
DOB: 1953
POB: Panjshir
Ethnicity: Tajik

2. Name: Mohammad Aziz
Father's Name: Mohammad Hasan
Grandfather's Name: Fateh Mohammad
Rank: Col
Unit: Ministry of Defense G-1
DOB: 1962
POB: Nangharhar
Ethnicity: Pashtun

3. Name: Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Father's Name: H. Naiz Mohammad
Grandfather's Name: H. Salih Mohammad
DOB: August 5, 1979
POB: Kandahar
Rank: Special Assistant to the President
Unit: Office of the President of Afghanistan
Ethnicity: Pashtun

4. Name: Zaher Rahimi
Father's Name: Mohammad Taher
Grandfather's Name: Khoday Rahimi
DOB: January 5, 1970
POB: Kabul, Afghanistan
Ethnicity: Hazara
Rank: Civ-Analyst

5. Name: Mir Wais Qassmi
Father's Name: Abdul Qassm
Grandfather's Name: Abdul Ghafoor
Rank: Capt
Unit: ANA Hospital
DOB: April 24, 1974
POB: Kabul
Ethnicity: Tajik

6. Name: Khalilurahman Hematzada
Father's Name: Noor Mohammad
Grandfather's Name: Hemat Khan
Rank: General
Unit: Office of the Budget and Inspection
DOB: June 5, 1961
POB: Kapisa
Ethnicity: Tajik

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