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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Ministry of Interior General

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBUL #1332 1550607
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 030607Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4171

UNCLAS KABUL 001332

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL, S/CT

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: MINISTRY OF INTERIOR GENERAL

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 of one Ministry of Interior General who
will accompany 11 Wolesi Jirga members invited by Rep. David Price
and Rep. David Drier to participate in a House Democracy Assistance
Commission (HDAC) program. HDAC will focus on legislative oversight
of the defense and security sector. Post possesses no derogatory
information on this individual. Post requests the Department's
review of this individual by June 9, 2008.

3. Following is the biographical data:

1. Name: Abdul Zia Kohistani
Father's name: Abdul Zahir Kohistani
Grandfather's name: Abdul Gafar Kohistani.
POB: Kapisa, Afghanistan
DOB: May 26, 1958
Ethnicity: Tajik
Rank: Major General, Ministry of Interior
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