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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Candidates for Near East-South Asia

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBUL #2896 2421217
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 301217Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9931

UNCLAS KABUL 002896

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SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA (JBRENNIG), SCA/A, DRL

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: Candidates for Near East-South Asia
Center Seminars in Washington, DC


1. This is an action request - see paragraph 2.

2. In order to comply with Leahy human rights vetting requirements,
this cable forwards the names and biodata of four Afghan Ministry of
Defense officials scheduled to attend two Near East-South Asia
(NESA) Center Seminars in Washington, DC. These four officials will
attend the Executive Seminar from October 27 - November 16, 2007 and
the Combating Terrorism Seminar from December 5 - 19, 2007. Post
possesses no derogatory information on these individuals. Post
requests Department's review of these candidates and response by
September 14, 2007.

3. Following are biographical data:

NAME: Gul Akbar Akbari
F/NAME: Mohammad Akbar
GRAND F/ NAME: Mohammad Din Khan
DOB: 7 Jul 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kunar
ETHNICITY: Pashtun
RANK: COL
AGENCY: Ministry of Defense

NAME: Abdul Hadi Ayobi
F/NAME: Abdul Karim
GRAND F/ NAME: Mohammad Yaqob
DOB: 1 Jan 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH: Nangarhar
ETHNICITY: Pashtun
RANK: COL
AGENCY: Ministry of Defense

NAME: Sayed Hanif Sadat
F/NAME: Sayed Sha Aqa
GRAND F/ NAME: Meer Juma
DOB: 4 Feb 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH: KABUL
ETHNICITY: Sadat
RANK: MAJ
AGENCY: Ministry of Defense

NAME: Hurmatullah Dawari
F/NAME: Ali Shah
GRAND F/ NAME: Dawar Shah
DOB: 10 Nov 1971
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kabul
ETHNICITY: Pashtun
RANK: CPT
AGENCY: Ministry of Defense

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