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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Maritime Intelligence

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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 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME INTELLIGENCE
COURSE (IMIC)-17 IN CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 16, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the International Maritime Intelligence Course (IMIC) in California,
which will begin on September 25, 2009. Post vetting was completed
on August 17, 2009. Post requests that vetting be completed by
August 27, 2009 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidates:

1. Name: Mohammad Anwar Hossain
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: BNS Haji Mohosin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BN - 1751
Date of Birth: 25 November 1985
Place of Birth: Chittagong, Bangladesh

2. Name: M Ziaul Haque
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: Coast Guard Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BN-1591
Date of Birth: 02 November 1983
Place of Birth: Dhaka, 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. Current contact is Sydnee Hall, unclass e-mail:
hallsh2@state.gov. 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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