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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES
(APCSS) SENIOR ALUMNI SEMINAR, OCTOBER 26-31.

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Senior Alumni
Seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii, which will begin on October 26-31.
Post vetting was completed on September 11. Post requests that
vetting be completed by October 05 to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for
the following candidates:

1. Name: Mahmud Hussain
Rank: Air Commodore
Unit: Air Force
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 7153
Date of Birth: 20 December 1960
Place of Birth: Karachi (Pakistan)

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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