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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Global Air Chiefs Conference,

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR GLOBAL AIR CHIEFS CONFERENCE,
SEPTEMBER 22-29, 2007


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

2. The following candidates have been selected for
participation in the Global Air Chiefs Conference to be held
in Honolulu, Hawaii, from September 22 to 29, 2007. Post
vetting was completed on August 26, 2007. Post requests that
vetting be completed by September 10, to provide sufficient
time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

Name: Shah Mohammad Ziaur Rahman
Rank: Air Marshal
Unit: Chief of Air Staff, Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date of Birth: 13 June 1955
Place of Birth: Khulna, Bangladesh

Name: Javed Tanveer Khan
Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BD-8327
Date of Birth: 8 Dec 1969
Place of Birth: 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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