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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Legal Aspects in Combating Terrorism

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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 LEGAL ASPECTS IN COMBATING TERRORISM
COURSE, AUGUST 18-22

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Legal Aspects in Combating Terrorism Course in Pnom Penh,
Cambodia on August 18-22, 2008. Post vetting was completed on July
28, 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed by August 10, 2008
to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Mohammad Wahidur Rahman
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Armed Forces Division
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 3019
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 1967
Place of Birth: Satkhira

2. Name: M Shafiqul Alam
Rank: Group Captain
Unit: Air Headquarters Unit
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 7906
Date of Birth: 7 Oct 1964
Place of Birth: Dhaka

3. Name: MD Siddiqur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4937
Date of Birth: 4 Dec 1974
Place of Birth: Dhaka

4. Name: Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 5050
Date of Birth: 8 Jan 1974
Place of Birth: Gazipur

5. Name: Mohammad Fazle Akbar
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Operation & Training Dte, BDR HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 2089
Date of Birth: 4 Jan 1959
Place of Birth: Bogra

6. Name: Mohammad Sabbir Rahman Osmani
Rank: Major
Unit: Sector HQ, Bangladesh Rifles
Unit Location: Khulna
Personal Number: 4551
Date of Birth: 1 Nov 1972
Place of Birth: Khulna

7. Name: Rubayet Mahmood Hasib
Rank: Major
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 5619
Date of Birth: 12 May 1977
Place of Birth: Comilla

8. Name: Nasir Uddin Ahmed
Rank: Major
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 5504
Date of Birth: 1 Sep 1975
Place of Birth: Naogaon

9. Name: Mohammad Hasan
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Cosat Guard HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 1144
Date of Birth: 1 Sep 1975
Place of Birth: Narail

10. Name: Md Amirul Islam
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: Coast Guard HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 1726

Date of Birth: 29 Nov 1974
Place of Birth: Chuadanga

11. Name: Md Baniz Ali Miah
Rank: Commander
Unit: BN Dockyard
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 402
Date of Birth: 31 Oct 1962
Place of Birth: Tangail

12. Name: Md Abdul Hamid Sardar
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Adjutant General Br, Army HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 2346
Date of Birth: 31 Jan 1961
Place of Birth: Rajshahi

13. Name: Mohammad Alamgir Hossain
Rank: Captain
Unit: 203 Infantry Brigade
Unit Location:
Personal Number: 6569
Date of Birth: 28 Nov 1981
Place of Birth: Dhaka

14. Name: Md Shohrab Hossain
Rank: Major
Unit: 19 Infantry Division
Unit Location: Ghatail
Personal Number: 4674
Date of Birth: 1 Feb 1972
Place of Birth: Rangpur

15. Name: Md Hussain Reza
Rank: Major
Unit: 16 Infantry Brigade
Unit Location: Kholahati
Personal Number: 4728
Date of Birth: 21 Oct 1972
Place of Birth: Manikgonj

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 David Arulanantham, unclass
e-mail:arulananthamdp@state.gov.

5. COMMENT: Embassy has no information to indicate these
individuals or any units they have served in have been involved in
gross violations of human rights.

Pasi

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