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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Pandemic Influenza Seminar in Nepal,

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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 PANDEMIC INFLUENZA SEMINAR IN NEPAL,
SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2009

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
Pandemic Influenza Seminar - Nepal, which will begin on 14
September, 2009. Post vetting was completed on September 02, 2009.
Post requests that vetting be completed by September 12 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Dr. Md Hayder Rashid
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Combined Military Hospital, Jessore
Unit Location: Jessore
Personal Number: 100386
Date of Birth: 03 June 1955
Place of Birth: Natore, Bangladesh

2. Name: Dr. Md Moinuddin
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Armed Forces Medical Institute
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 100343
Date of Birth: 01 February 1956
Place of Birth: Moulavi Bazar, Bangladesh

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3. Name: Dr. Md Shahidullah
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Armed Forces Medical Institute
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 100413
Date of Birth: 16 November 1955
Place of Birth: Pabna, 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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