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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Expedited Review of Additional

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E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: Expedited Review of Additional
Applicant for the Narcotic Interdiction Unit (Class Eleven)

REF: KABUL 0235

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

2. In order to comply with Leahy human rights vetting requirements,
this cable forwards the name and biodata of one (1) Afghan National
selected for training in the Narcotic Interdiction Unit (NIU) class
11. Names and biodata for NIU class 11 were previously sent to the
Department (reftel) on January 28, 2008. The below individual is a
female applicant who was referred to the Embassy by the NIU
Commander and a current vetted NIU officer. Embassy Kabul remains
interested in utilizing and promoting female law enforcement
officials given the difficulty finding qualified female applicants
in Afghanistan. Due to these circumstances, Post requests the
Department's expedited review of this candidate so that she can join
the next NIU training class beginning on March 1, 2008.


3. Following is the biographical data:

Family Name: Azizi
First Name: Fazila
Father Name: Abdul Latif
Age: 20
DOB: 1988
POB: Kapisa, Afghanistan
Ethnicity: Tajik
Rank: None, not employed with Afghan government

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