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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Engineering Captain Training

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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 ENGINEERING CAPTAIN TRAINING
COURSE, NOVEMBER 2007-JUNE 2008


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Engineering Captain Training Course to
be held at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, from November 19, 2007
to June 11, 2008. Post vetting was completed on October 23,
2007. Post requests that vetting be completed by November 5,
2007, to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the
following candidate:

Name: Mohammad Shofail Azam
Rank: Major
Unit: 8 Engineer Battalion
Unit Location: Rangpur
Personal Number: 5292
Date of Birth: 28 February, 1976
Place of Birth: Tangail

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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