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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Counter Terrorism

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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 INTERNATIONAL COUNTER TERRORISM
FELLOWS PROGRAM, JULY 2008 - JUNE 2009

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

2. The following officer has been selected for participation
in the International Counter Terrorism Fellows Program to be
held from July 17, 2008 to June 11, 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: M. Abul Hashem
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: HQ 33 Infantry Division
Unit Location: Comilla
Personal Number: 3025
Date of Birth: May 1, 1965

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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