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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

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES
(APCSS) COMPREHENSIVE CRISIS MANAGEMENT CORSE (CCM-1) - USA,
NOVEMBER 17 TO DECEMBER 18, 2008

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) Comprehensive
Crisis Management Course in USA, which will begin on November 17,
2008.Post vetting was completed on October 27, 2008. Post requests
that vetting be completed by November 11 to provide sufficient time
for processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting
for the following candidates:

1. Name: Ahmed Jamiul Islam
Rank: Major
Unit: Army Headquarters, Military Secretary's Branch
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4414
Date of Birth: 05 January 1972
Place of Birth: Dhaka

2. Name: A H M Masudul Karim
Rank: Group Captain
Unit: Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 7369
Date of Birth: 30 September 1956
Place of Birth: Pabna


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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