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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Human Rights Seminar in Bangladesh, 14-15

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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 HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN BANGLADESH, 14-15
SEPTEMBER, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
Human Rights Seminar in Bangladesh, which will begin on September
14, 2009. Post vetting was completed on September 01, 2009. Post
requests that vetting be completed by September 10 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: H Kallol
Rank: Commander
Unit: Bangabandhu
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 538
Date of Birth: 01 January 1965
Place of Birth: Faridpur, Bangladesh

2. Name: M Quasar Alam
Rank: Commander
Unit: IK/NPM
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 586
Date of Birth: 08 August 1964
Place of Birth: Comilla, Bangladesh

3. Name: M Jamil Ashraf
Rank: Commander
Unit: Bangabandhu/Comban
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 606
Date of Birth: 02 January 1966
Place of Birth: Dinajpur, Bangladesh

4. Name: M Manzur Hossain
Rank: Commander
Unit: IK/SWADS
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 721
Date of Birth: 11 August 1967
Place of Birth: Barisal, Bangladesh

5. Name: A S M Afzalul Haque
Rank: Commander
Unit: Durdarsha
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 789
Date of Birth: 01 July 1970
Place of Birth: Rajshahi, Bangladesh

6. Name: M Ziaul Hoque
Rank: Commander
Unit: IK/FIS Ctg
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 796
Date of Birth: 02 February 1971
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

7. Name: S M Mahmudur Rahman
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: IK/Div School/SWADS
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 861
Date of Birth: 11 June 1967
Place of Birth: Narail, Bangladesh

9. Name: M Zillur Rahim Khan
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Shahjalal
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1079
Date of Birth: 12 October 1974
Place of Birth: Pabna, Bangladesh

10. Name: Salahuddin Ahmed
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Bangabandhu
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 966
Date of Birth: 04 March 1973
Place of Birth: Manikgonj, Bangladesh

11. Name: M A Islam
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: IK/Div School/SWADS
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1140

Date of Birth: 21 September 1974
Place of Birth: Lakshmipur, Bangladesh

12. Name: A T M Shahin Parvez
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Shaibal
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1276
Date of Birth: 21 December 1978
Place of Birth: Bogra, Bangladesh

13. Name: M Mahbubur Rahman
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: IK/SWADS
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1304
Date of Birth: 27 October 1977
Place of Birth: Patuakhali, Bangladesh

14. Name: M Sabbiur Rahman
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Patenga
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1358
Date of Birth: 15 October 1980
Place of Birth: Pirozpur, Bangladesh

15. Name: M R Islam
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Karnaphuli
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1362
Date of Birth: 01 June 1978
Place of Birth: Lakshmipur, Bangladesh

16. Name: M Ashikuzzaman Khandakar
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: IK/NSD Ctg/SWADS
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1546
Date of Birth: 01 December 1980
Place of Birth: Narshingdhi, Bangladesh

17. Name: M M Islam
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: HM/CG
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 1549
Date of Birth: 01 September 1981
Place of Birth: B. Baria, Bangladesh

18. Name: M Fayjul Islam Mandal
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: SM
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1641
Date of Birth: 17 May 1981
Place of Birth: Gouripur, Bangladesh

19. Name: N Hasan Chowdhury
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Unit: Karnaphuli
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 1775
Date of Birth: 01 January 1984
Place of Birth: Dinajpur, Bangladesh

20. Name: Md Habibul Huq
Rank: Major
Unit: Armed Forces Division
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 4632
Date of Birth: 15 April 1973
Place of Birth: Khulna, Bangladesh

21. Name: Mohammad Musharaf Hossain
Rank: Major
Unit: HQ 24 Inf Div
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 5287
Date of Birth: 01 March 1974
Place of Birth: Mymensingh, 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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