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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Ata - Explosive Incident Countermeasures

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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 ATA - Explosive Incident Countermeasures
(EIC) COURSE, January 11-February 26, 2009.

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the ATA - Explosive Incident Countermeasures (EIC) COURSE, which
will begin on January 11-February 26, 2009. Post requests that
vetting be completed by December, 18 2008 to provide sufficient time
for processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting
for the following candidates:

1. Name: Md. Sanowar Hossain
Rank: Assistant Police Commissioner
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Dhaka
Date of Birth: October 3, 1976
Place of Birth: Gazipur, Bangladesh

2. Name: A.B.M. Zakir Hossain
Rank: Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Dhaka
Date of Birth: July 1, 1964

Place of Birth: Narail, Bangladesh

3. Name: Mohammed Mumin Khan
Rank: Sub-Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Dhaka
Date of Birth: January 26, 1976
Place of Birth: Brammonbaia Bangladesh

4. Name: Md. Asraful Islam
Rank: Sub-Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Dhaka
Date of Birth: May 30, 1979
Place of Birth: Gaibandha, Bangladesh

5. Name: Md. Ajigul Haque Mia
Rank: Sub-Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Dhaka
Date of Birth: December 31, 1977
Place of Birth: Tangail, Bangladesh

6. Name: Md. Tofayel Ahmed Miah
Rank: Assistant Police Commissioner
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Chittagong
Date of Birth: July 21, 1971
Place of Birth: Tangail, Bangladesh

7. Name: Aminur Rashid
Rank: Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Chittagong
Date of Birth: March 24, 1969
Place of Birth: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

8. Name: Md. Ashraf Uddin
Rank: Sub-Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Chittagong
Date of Birth: January 1, 1979
Place of Birth: Chittagong, Bangladesh


9. Name: Mohammed Wali Uddin Akbar
Rank: Sub- Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Chittagong
Date of Birth: February 1, 1979
Place of Birth: Noakhali, Bangladesh

10. Name: Mohammed Ariful Amin
Rank: Sub- Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Chittagong
Date of Birth: January 31, 1979
Place of Birth: Lakshimipur, Bangladesh

11. Name: Md. Mahfuzur Rahman
Rank: Assistant Police Commissioner
Unit: Police

Unit Location: Rajshahi
Date of Birth: November 16, 1977
Place of Birth: Bogra, Bangladesh

12. Name: Md. Sanaul Haque
Rank: Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Rajshahi
Date of Birth: September 5, 1964
Place of Birth: Naogaon, Bangladesh

13. Name: Md. Mahbubur Rahman
Rank: Sub- Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Rajshahi
Date of Birth: March 12, 1979
Place of Birth: Bogra, Bangladesh

14. Name: S.M. Rokibul Haque
Rank: Sub - Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Rajshahi
Date of Birth: October 30, 1981
Place of Birth: Pabna, Bangladesh


15. Name: Md. Zohurul Islam
Rank:Sub- Inspector
Unit: Police
Unit Location: Rajshahi
Date of Birth: August 31, 1973
Place of Birth: Serajgonj, 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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