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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Enhanced Peace Operations Capacity

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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 ENHANCED PEACE OPERATIONS CAPACITY
BUILDING PROGRAM IN HONOLULU, HAWAII, 09-11 SEPTEMBER 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Enhanced Peace Operations Capacity Building Program in Hawaii,
which will begin on September 09, 2009. Post vetting was completed
on August 26, 2009. Post requests that vetting be completed by
September 03, 2009 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidates:

1. Name: Helal Uddin Ahmed
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Budget Directorate, Army Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA - 1693
Date of Birth: 09 December 1956
Place of Birth: Noakhali, Bangladesh

2. Name: Md Abdul Khair
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Station Headquarters
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: BA-2497
Date of Birth: 15 January 1963
Place of Birth: Comilla, 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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