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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Defense Management Course,

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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

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the International Defense
Management Course in Monterey, California, which will begin on
September 20 - December 5, 2008. Post vetting was completed on
August 19, 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed by
September 4, 2008 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidates:

1. Name: Abu Hena Mohammad Sadrul Alam
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: HQ, 66 Infantry Division
Unit Location: Rangpur
Personal Number: 3649
Date of Birth: 30 December 1969
Place of Birth: Sirajganj

2. Name: Mohammad Shafiul Azam
Rank: Major
Unit: Anti-Corruption Commisssion
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4533
Date of Birth: 7 October 1972
Place of Birth: Dhaka

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.

Moriarty

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