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Cablegate: Additional Leahy Vetting for United Nations

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DE RUEHKA #1823 3251012
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 211012Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5599
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC

UNCLAS DHAKA 001823

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: ADDITIONAL LEAHY VETTING FOR UNITED NATIONS
LOGISTICS OFFICERS COURSE IN RAJENDRAPUR, DHAKA,
BANGLADESH, DECEMBER 2 - 13, 2007.


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

2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the United Nations Logistics Officers Course
to be held December 2 - 13, 2007 in Rajendrapur, Dhaka,
Bangladesh. Post vetting was completed on November 15, 2007.
Post requests that vetting be completed by November 26, 2007,
to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

Name: Istaique Ahmed Khan
Rank: Major
Unit: 18 Rifle Battalion
Unit Location: Chotohorina
Personal Number: 4595
Date of Birth: 10 Jul 1972
Place of Birth: Barisal, 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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