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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Train the Trainer Course, August 18-28

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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 TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE, AUGUST 18-28

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Train The Trainer Course in Rajendrapur, Bangladesh which will
begin on August 18-28, 2008. Post vetting was completed on August
13, 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed by August 15, 2008
to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Mohammad Awal Khan
Rank: MAjor
Unit: HQ 9 Infantry Division
Unit Location: Savar
Personal Number: 4246
Date of Birth: 16 Feb 72
Place of Birth: Munshingonj
Name of training course:

2. Name: Riazul Islam Thakur
Rank: MAjor
Unit: Army HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4553
Date of Birth: 30 Dec 72
Place of Birth: Pakistan

3. Name: Mohammad Shahidul Islam
Rank: MAjor
Unit: Armored Corps Center & School
Unit Location: Bogra
Personal Number: 4642
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 72
Place of Birth: Gopalgonj

4. Name: Tareq Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed
Rank: Major
Unit: Bangladesh Infantry Regiment Center
Unit Location: Rajshahi
Personal Number: 4666
Date of Birth: 9 Sep 73
Place of Birth: Dhaka

5. Name: Ahmed Ashequl Arefin
Rank: Major
Unit: 17 East Bengal Regiment
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number:4815
Date of Birth: 21 Nov 72
Place of Birth: Chittagong

6. Name: Mohammad Khurshid Alam
Rank: Major
Unit: 4 Field Regiment Artillery
Unit Location: Mirpur
Personal Number:5513
Date of Birth: 23 dec 76
Place of Birth: Mymensingh

7. Name: Shariful Islam Meraj
Rank: Captain
Unit: 19 Medium Regiment Artillery
Unit Location:Bogra
Personal Number:5787
Date of Birth: 15 Nov 78
Place of Birth:Dhaka

8. Name: Mohammad Shahidul Islam
Rank:Captain
Unit:10 Signal Battalion
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 6552
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 83
Place of Birth: Chapai Nababgonj

9. Name: M Bazlur Rashid
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BN Dockyard
Unit Location:Chittagong
Personal Number: 631
Date of Birth: 2 Feb 67
Place of Birth: Moulvibazar

10. Name: M Nizamul Hoque
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 750
Date of Birth: 1 Jan 69
Place of Birth: Faridpur

11. Name: M Moniruzzaman
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Issa Khan
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1057
Date of Birth: 10 Dec 73
Place of Birth: Gazipur

12. Name: M Shafiul Muznibin
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Chitra
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1318
Date of Birth: 21 Oct 77
Place of Birth: Sylhet

13. Name: Abdullah Al Masud
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: 35 Squadron
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 8636
Date of Birth: 30 Jul 74
Place of Birth:Dhaka

14. Name: Mirza Nazmul Kabir
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: Air Defense Operation Center
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 8652
Date of Birth: 21 May 75
Place of Birth: Dhaka

15. Name: Mohammad Rashedul Islam Gazi
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: 21 Squadron
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 8905
Date of Birth: 3 Jul 82
Place of Birth: Narshingdi

16. Name: Md Shaafiqul Hassan Khan
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: 35 Squadron
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 8954
Date of Birth: 29 May 82
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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