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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Senior International

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKA #1039 1750727
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 240727Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4392
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC

UNCLAS DHAKA 001039

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

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 SENIOR INTERNATIONAL
DEFENSE MANAGEMENT COURSE

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Senior International Defense Management
Course to be held in Monterey, California. Post requests that
vetting be completed by July 5, 2007, to provide sufficient
time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Anup Kumar Chakma
Rank: Major General
Unit: Army Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-1652
Date of Birth: 15 Jan 56
Place of Birth: Rangamati

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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