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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Comprehensive Security Response

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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 COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY RESPONSE
TERRORISM (CSRT) COURSE, MARCH 2008


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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
(APCSS) Comprehensive Security Response to Terrorism course
to be held from March 5-27, 2008. Post vetting was completed
on February 3, 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed
by February 20, 2008, to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy
vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Mohammad Matiur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: 23 East Bengal, Jessore Cantonment
Unit Location: Jessore
Personal Number: BA-4457
Date of Birth: June 15, 1970
Place of Birth: Chandpur, Bangladesh

Name: Mohammad Badrul Huda
Rank: Lt. Col.
Unit: 22nd Rifle Battalion, Jessore
Unit Location: Jessore
Personal Number: BA-2353
Date of Birth: January 1, 1963
Place of Birth: Gopalganj, 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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