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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for 18th Apcss Senior

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R 310026Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4655
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
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RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
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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 18TH APCSS SENIOR
EXECUTIVE COURSE, AUGUST 27-31, 2007

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation for the 18th APCSS Senior Executive Course
course to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 27-31,
2007. Post vetting was completed on July 30, 2007. Post
requests that vetting be completed by August 15, 2007, to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Md Rafiqul Islam
Rank: Major General
Unit: 55th Infantry Division
Unit Location: Jessore, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-1678
Date of Birth: 25 July 1956
Place of Birth: Barisal, 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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