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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defense

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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 ASIA-PACIFIC CHIEFS OF DEFENSE
CONFERENCE OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 2, 2007


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defense
Conference October 30 - November 2, 2007 in Honolulu, HI.
Post vetting was completed on September 9, 2007. Post
requests that vetting be completed as soon as possible, to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Masud Uddin Chowdhury
Rank: Lt. General
Unit: Armed Forces Division
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-1195
Date of Birth: June 30, 1954

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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