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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Marine Corps Command & Staff

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P 031009Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6561
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC PRIORITY
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RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
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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 MARINE CORPS COMMAND & STAFF
COLLEGE COURSE, JUNE 2008 - JUNE 2009

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

2. The following officer has been selected for participation
in the Marine Corps Command & Staff College Course Residence
and Non residence) to be held from June 9, 2008 to June 4,
2009. Post vetting was completed on April 3, 2008. Post
requests that vetting be completed by April 18, 2008, to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following officer:

Name: Abu Syed Mohammod Bakir
Rank: Major
Unit: 27 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4129
Date of Birth: February 9, 1971

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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