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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Defense Management Course,

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7229
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC PRIORITY
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UNCLAS DHAKA 000868

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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 INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE MANAGEMENT COURSE,
SEPT 20-DEC 5

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the International Defense Management Course in Monterey, California
which will begin on September 20 to December 5, 2008. Post vetting
was completed on August 12, 2008. Post requests that vetting be
completed by September 2, 2008 to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for
the following candidate:

Name: Abu Zafar Mohammad Shameem Khan Pathan
Rank: Captain
Unit: Directorate of Naval Weapon & Electrical Engineering, Naval
HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 216
Date of Birth: 1 Jul 59
Place of Birth: Noakhali

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 this individual
or any units they have served in have been involved in gross
violations of human rights.

Moriarty

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