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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Request: Chief of Police Uruzgan Province

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBUL #3477 2841215
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111215Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0867

UNCLAS KABUL 003477

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: PHUM SNAR PINR PTER AF
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING REQUEST: CHIEF OF POLICE URUZGAN PROVINCE


1. This is an action request; please see paragraphs 3.

2. In order to comply with Leahy vetting requirements, this cable
forwards the biodata for Juma Gul, recently appointed Chief of
Police for Uruzgan province. The United Nations Assistance Mission
to Afghanistan (UNAMA) has vetted Juma Gul and has found no evidence
of human rights violations. Additionally, Juma Gul is a former
officer with the National Directorate of Security (NDS). The
Ministry of the Interior has convened an expedited appointment board
to ensure Juma Gul goes through the same process as other rank
reformed officers.

3. IMPORTANT NOTE: Juma Gul has been appointed Chief of Police for
Uruzgan province, a critical southern province currently facing
tremendous strain from the Taliban insurgency. Post requests the
DepaQent's immediate vetting and response at the earliest possible
date for Juma Gul. Post greatly appreciates Department's strong
support for completing this and other recent large ANP vetting
requests.

4. Following is the biodata for Juma Gul:

Name: Juma Gul Hemat
Father's Name: Dad Gul Hamat
Grandfather's Name: Mohammad Gul
DOB: 1960
Place of Birth: Deh Rawod district, Uruzgan Province
Ethnicity: Pashtun

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