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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Distinguished Visitor

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R 240727Z JUN 07
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4391
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DEPT. FOR SCA/PB ATTN: BRENT CHRISTENSEN
DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG
DEPT FOR DRL ATTN: ROD MORGAN OR LEROY POTTS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR DISTINGUISHED VISITOR
ORIENTATION TOUR, JULY 29 TO AUGUST 5, 2007


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

2. The following candidates has been selected for
participation for the Distinguished Visitor Orientation Tour
in the U.S. from July 29 to August 5, 2007. Post vetting was
completed on June 20, 2007. Post requests that vetting be
completed by July 18, 2007, to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy
vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad
Rank: Commodore
Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 184
Date of Birth: 31 Dec 57
Place of Birth: Mymensingh

Name: Afazur Rahman Chowdhury
Rank: Commander
Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 472
Date of Birth: 3 Jan 64
Place of Birth: Dinajpur

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 Luke Zahner, unclass
e-mail:zahnerlv@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.
PASI

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