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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Aircraft Maintenance

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R 240727Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4393
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
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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 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
OFFICER COURSE, JULY 6 - OCTOBER 12, 2007


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course to
be held at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas from July 6 to
October 12, 2007. Post vetting was completed on June 20,
2007. Post requests that vetting be completed by June 30,
2007, to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the
following candidate:

Name: Mohammad Zahidul Islam
Rank: Captain
Unit: 801, Army Avioation Engineering Workshop
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-5698597
Date of Birth: 21 Dec 76
Place of Birth: Patuakhali

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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