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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Neae East South Asia Center for Strategic

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DE RUEHKA #1161 3150645
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 100645Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7685
INFO RUHEHMS/COMMARFORPAC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/CDRUSARPAC FT SHAFTER HI PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS DHAKA 001161

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR NEAE EAST SOUTH ASIA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC
STUDIES (NESA) COMBATING TERRORISM EXECUTIVE SEMINAR IN USA,
DECEMBER 02 - 18, 2008

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the NESA Combating Terrorism Executive Seminar in USA, which will
begin on December 02, 2008. Post vetting was completed on November
10, 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed by November 24 to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Shabbir-Ul Karim
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Director, Personnel, Admin Dte, Army HQ
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 2212
Date of Birth: 23 March 1961
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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