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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Asia-Pacific Intelligence Chiefs

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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 INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS
CONFERENCE (APICC) 16 - 20 FEBRUARY 2009

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

2. The following delegates have been selected for participation in
the APICC Conference to be held in Singapore; which will begin on or
about 16 - 20 February 2009. Post vetting was completed on 22
December 2008. Post requests that vetting be completed by 15
January 2009 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidates:

1. Name: Golam Mohammad
Rank: Major General
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence
(DGFI)
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-1899
Date of Birth: 12 May 1959
Place of Birth: Mymensingh, Bangladesh

2. Name: Md Monirul Gani
Rank: Major
Unit: Directorate General of Forces Intelligence
(DGFI)
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-4014
Date of Birth: 30 November 1970
Place of Birth: Barisal, 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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