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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar

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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 NON-LETHAL WEAPONS EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
(NOLES) IN AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) in Australia, which
will begin on September 22, 2009. Post vetting was completed on
September 02, 2009. Post requests that vetting be completed by
September 16, 2009 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following
candidates:

1. Name: Md Kamrul Hasan
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Bangladesh Infantry Regimental Centre
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 2539
Date of Birth: 20 October 1963
Place of Birth: Jessore, Bangladesh

2. Name: Mohammed Ashraful Haq
Rank: Captain
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 470
Date of Birth: 01 March 1965
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. 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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