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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Tiger Shark 2, 11 April-15 May

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UNCLAS DHAKA 000159

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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 TIGER SHARK 2, 11 APRIL-15 MAY

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

2. The following Unit has been selected for participation in the
Tiger Shark 2 in Chittagong, Bangladesh, which will begin on April
11, 2010. Post vetting was completed on February 28, 2010. Post
requests that vetting be completed by March 18 to provide sufficient
time for processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy
vetting for the following:


1. Unit:1st Paratroop Commandos

Name: Mohammad (Tawhid)ul Islam
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Commander, 1st PARA
Unit Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 88-02-875-4332
Date of Birth: November 20, 1964
Place of Birth: Chittagong, Bangladesh


2. Unit: Bangladesh Navy Special Warfare and Demolition

Name: Mohammad Abul Hasnat
Rank: Captain
Unit: Commander, BN SWADS
Unit Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 88-01746-748570
Date of Birth: September 8, 1959
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

3. Unit: Bangladesh Coast Guard

Name: S.A.M.A. Abedin
Rank: Commodore
Unit: Director General, BG Coast Guard
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: 88-01711-527449
Date of Birth: March 2, 1959
Place of Birth: Madaripur, Bangladesh


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 units have
served in have been involved in gross violations of human rights.

Moriarty

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