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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Nesa Alumni Symposium in Morocco, 18-21

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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 NESA ALUMNI SYMPOSIUM IN MOROCCO, 18-21
OCTOBER, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the NESA Alumni Symposium in Morocco, which will begin on October
18, 2009. Post vetting was completed on September 08, 2009. Post
requests that vetting be completed by September 24, 2009 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Mohammad Ashab Uddin
Rank: Major General
Unit: Defence Service Command & Staff College
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA - 1910
Date of Birth: 10 January 1959
Place of Birth: Sylhet, Bangladesh

2. Name: M Aminul Islam
Rank: Group Captain
Unit: Flying Wing, Bangladesh Air Force
Unit Location: Kurmitola, Dhaka
Personal Number: 7923
Date of Birth: 27 January 1965
Place of Birth: Bogra, 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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