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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for 31st Pacific Armies Mgmt

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R 020104Z JUL 07
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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 31ST PACIFIC ARMIES MGMT
SEMINAR, AUG 6-10, 2007

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation for the 31st Pacific Armies Management Seminar
to be held in Sydney, Australia, from August 6 to 10, 2007.
Post vetting was completed on June 28, 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: Syed Imam Hossain
Rank: Brig. General
Unit: 44th Infantry Brigaade
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-1870
Date of Birth: 12/02/59
Place of Birth: Barisal, Bangladesh

Name: Mushfiqur Rahman
Rank: Lt. Col.
Unit: Principal Pabna Commandant College
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-2370
Date of Birth: 06/01/59
Place of Birth: Gopalganj, 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 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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