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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Asean Regional Forum Workshop, September

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

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TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM WORKSHOP, SEPTEMBER
16-18, 2009 HONOLULU, HAWAII

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
16, 2009. Post vetting was completed on September 02, 2009. Post
requests that vetting be completed by September 11 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: M. M. Motiur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: Ministry of Food and Disaster Management
Unit Location: Dhaka
Passport Number: A 0314690
Date of Birth: 15 December 1964
Place of Birth: Norial District

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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