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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 SOUTH ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL APPROACHES TO
COMBATTING TERRORISM COURSE, AUG 04-AUG 08, 2008

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the South Asia Pacific Regional Approaches to
Combatting Terrorism Course to be held in
in August 2008. Post vetting was completed on June 24, 2008.
Post requests that vetting be completed by July 8, 2008, to provide
sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy
vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Md Masroor Hossain
Rank/Unit: Major, Counter-terrorism Intelligence Bureau, Directorate
General of Forces Intelligence
DPOB: 1 June 1972, Noakhali

Name: Md Saiful Islam
Rank/Unit: Lieutenant Colonel, Bangladesh Rifles HQ
DPOB: 19 October 1960, Serajgonj

Name: Mustafizur Rahman
Rank/Unit: Lieutenant Colonel, Unit: 25 East Bengal
DPOB: 4 March 1968, Dhaka

Name: Md Sajedur Rahman
Rank/Unit: Major, Military Operations Directorate, Army HQ
DPOB: 1 January 1973, Kurigram

Name: Mohammad Ashrafuddin
Rank/Unit: Commander, Personnel Directorate, Coast Guard HQ
DPOB: 7 July 1969, Barisal

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 David Arulanantham, unclass
e-mail:arulananthamdp@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.


Moriarty

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