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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Near East South Asia (Nesa) Center Senior

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR NEAR EAST SOUTH ASIA (NESA) CENTER SENIOR
EXECUTIVE ALUMNI SYMPOSIUM COURSE, OCTOBER 11-14.

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center Senior Executive Alumni
Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic, which will begin on October
11-14. Post vetting was completed on September 04. Post requests
that vetting be completed by September 22 to provide sufficient time
for processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting
for the following candidates:

1. Name: Mr. Touhid Hossain
Rank: Foreign Secretary
Unit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: N/A
Date of Birth: 1 February 1955
Place of Birth: Narshingdi

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.

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