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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Air Command and Staff College

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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 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE
COURSE, JUNE 2008-JUNE 2009


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Air COmmand and Staff College Course to
be held at Maxwell Air Force Base from June 9, 2008 to June
8, 2009. Post vetting was completed on March 25, 2008. Post
requests that vetting be completed by April 14, 2008, to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Mohammad Mustafa Mahmood Siddique
Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: 35 Squadron, Bangladesh Air Force
Unit Location: Kurmitola, Dhaka
Personal Number: 8545
Date of Birth: December 1, 1971
Place of Birth: Tangail, 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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