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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Peace Support Operations Instructor

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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 PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS INSTRUCTOR
COURSE (PSOIC)-BIPSOT, 11 JANUARY TO 22 JANUARY 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Peace Support Operations Instructor Course (PSOIC) in
Bangladesh, which will begin on January 11, 2009.Post vetting was
completed on December 22, 2008. Post requests that vetting be
completed by January 08, 2009 to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for
the following candidates:

1. Name: Md.Habibur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: AHQ, Military Secretariat
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-4013
Date of Birth: 02 March 1970
Place of Birth: Rajshahi

2. Name: Abdullah Ibn Zahid
Rank: Major
Unit: Bangladesh Military Academy
Unit Location: Chittagong Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-4558
Date of Birth: 06 August 1970
Place of Birth: Chittagong

3. Name: Omar Faruque khan
Rank: Major
Unit: Signal Base Workshop
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-4568
Date of Birth: 28 August 1972
Place of Birth: Dhaka

4. Name: A N M Foyezur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: 19 Engineers Construction Battalion
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: BA-5084
Date of Birth: 01 January 1974
Place of Birth: Faridpur

5. Name: Mohammad Sharif Hossain
Rank: Major
Unit: School of Military Intelligent
Unit Location: Comilla Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-5173
Date of Birth: 24 March 1975
Place of Birth: Tangail

6. Name: Raisul Islam
Rank: Major
Unit: Army Headquarters, Military Intelligent Directorate
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-5490
Date of Birth: 01 January 1977
Place of Birth: Gazipur

7. Name: B M Alim Hossain
Rank: Major
Unit: School of Infantry & Tactic
Unit Location: Jalalabad Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-5802
Date of Birth: 01 December 1978
Place of Birth: Pabna


8. Name: Md Khalid Ibn Hossain
Rank: Captain
Unit: Ordnance Depot
Unit Location: Bogra Cantonment
Personal Number: BA-6313
Date of Birth: 15 October 1981
Place of Birth: Pabna

9. Name: M Bazlur Rashid
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Bangladesh Navy Dockyard
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 631
Date of Birth: 02 February 1967
Place of Birth: Maulavibazar

10. Name: M Anwar Khurshid
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Bangladesh Naval Ship, Mongla

Unit Location: Khulna
Personal Number: 1137
Date of Birth: 21 January 1968
Place of Birth: Chuadanga

11. Name: S M Shameem Haider
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: 11 Squadron
Unit Location: BAF Motiur
Personal Number: BD 8818
Date of Birth: 13 July 1979
Place of Birth: B Baria

12. Name: Mahmud Ahmed
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: 5 Squadron
Unit Location: BAF Kurmitola
Personal Number: BD 8904
Date of Birth: 24 Nov 1982
Place of Birth: Nilphamari

13. Name: S M Parvez Sanjari
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: 21 Squadron
Unit Location: BAF Zahur
Personal Number: BD 9115
Date of Birth: 05 February 1984
Place of Birth: Barisal
14. Name: Mohammad Shahid Hassan
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Coast Guard Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 1054
Date of Birth: 01 January 1972
Place of Birth: Dhaka


15. Name: Khan Mohammed Rejowan
Rank: Additional Superintendent of Police
Unit: Kurigram
Unit Location: Kurigram
Personal Number: BP 7401020868
Date of Birth: 15 January 1974
Place of Birth: Faridpur

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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