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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Flight Safety Officer Course in Usa,

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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 FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER COURSE IN USA,
FEBRUARY 18 TO MAY 21, 2009

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the Flight Safety Officer Course in USA, which will begin on
February 18, 2009. Post vetting was completed on November 18, 2008.

Post requests that vetting be completed by December 18, 2008 to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

1. Name: Malik Arif Russd
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: 5 Squadron BAF
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 8950
Date of Birth: 11 December 1980
Place of Birth: Noakhali


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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