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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for the 4th Annual Sovereign Challenge

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7520
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC PRIORITY
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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 THE 4TH ANNUAL SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE
CONFERENCE, 17 - 20 NOVEMBER 2008.

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the 4th Annual Sovereign Challenge Conference in Tampa, Florida,
which will begin on 17 - 20 November 2008. Post vetting was
completed on 14 Oct 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed
by 24 Oct 2008 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidate:

1. Name: Khan Md Nuruzzaman
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Bangladesh Embassy, Defense Attache
Unit Location: Washington DC
Personal Number: BA-1461
Date of Birth: 19560628
Place of Birth: Magura, Bangladesh

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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