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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Nesa Executive Seminar in Usa, Janurary

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

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TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR NESA EXECUTIVE SEMINAR IN USA, JANURARY
13 TO FEBRUARY 05, 2009

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the NESA Executive Seminar in USA, which will begin on January 13,
2009. Post vetting was completed on December 01, 2008. Post
requests that vetting be completed by December 15, 2008 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

1. Name: HNM Ehtesham Mahmud
Rank: Group Captain
Unit: BAF Academy
Unit Location: Jessore
Personal Number: 7918
Date of Birth: 21 October 1963
Place of Birth: Jessore

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.

PASI

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