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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Countering Violent Extremism Conference -

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UNCLAS DHAKA 000880

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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 COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM CONFERENCE -
DHAKA, SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Countering Violent Extremism Conference in Dhaka, which will
begin on 27 September. Post vetting was completed on September 10.
Post requests that vetting be completed by September 25 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Muhammad Sajjad Siddique
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Army Headquarter JAG's Department
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 3997
Date of Birth: 16 August 1965
Place of Birth: Chittagong, Bangladesh

2. Name: Ali Mohammad Rana
Rank: Commander
Unit: Bangladesh Navy Ship GOMATI
Unit Location: Khulna
Personal Number: 610
Date of Birth: 30 September 1966
Place of Birth: Kishorgonj, Bangladesh

3. Name: Md. Rafiul Huq
Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Provost Marshal Directorate
Unit Location: Air Headquarter, Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 8417
Date of Birth: 28 October 1970
Place of Birth: Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

4. Name: Selim Azad
Rank: Major
Unit: 17 E Bengal
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 5274
Date of Birth: 22 March 1976
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

5. Name: Sahidur Rahman Osmani
Rank: Major
Unit: 34 E Bengal
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 5330
Date of Birth: 28 November 1974
Place of Birth: Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

6. Name: Saleh Ahmed
Rank: Commander
Unit: Bangladesh Navy Ship ISSA KHAN/COMCHIT
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 878
Date of Birth: 10 November 1962
Place of Birth: Lakshmipur, Bangladesh

7. Name: Md Jobaidul Islam
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: Judge Advocate General Branch
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 8487
Date of Birth: 02 January 1963
Place of Birth: Rangpur, 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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