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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Pacific Air Lift Rally

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R 290237Z 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 PACIFIC AIR LIFT RALLY
COURSE


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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation for the Pacific Air Lift Rally course to be
held Jakarta, Indonesia from August 20 to 24, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on July 29, 2007. Post requests that
vetting be completed by August 12, 2007, to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Ashek Ahmed Shahriar
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: BAF Academy
Unit Location: Jessore
Personal Number: 8641
Date of Birth: 15 Oct 75
Place of Birth: Sylhet

Name: Mohammad Muhmudur Rashid
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: Directorate General of Defense Purchase
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 8445
Date of Birth: 28 Oct 64
Place of Birth: Rajshahi

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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