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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Mpat Multinational Force Standard

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UNCLAS DHAKA 001128

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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 MPAT MULTINATIONAL FORCE STANDARD
OPERATION PROCEDURE (MNF SOP) IN HAWAII, NOVEMBER 16 TO NOVEMBER 21,
2008

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the MPAT Multinational Force Standard Operation Procedure (MNF SOP)
in Hawaii, which will begin on November 16, 2008. Post vetting was
completed on October 27, 2008. Post requests that vetting be
completed by November 11 to provide sufficient time for processing.
Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidates:

1. Name: Md Ikramul Yesin
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Army Training and Doctrine Command
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA 2697
Date of Birth: 27 November 1964
Place of Birth: Dhaka

2. Name: Mohammed Iftequr Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: Headquarters 222 Infantry Brigade
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4769
Date of Birth: 28 May 1973
Place of Birth: Pirojpur


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 these
individuals or any units they have served in have been involved in
gross violations of human rights.

Moriarty

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