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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 2009. Post vetting was completed on September
14. Post requests that vetting be completed by September 24 to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Md Tariqual Islam
Rank: Major
Unit: Military Operation Directorate
Unit Location: Dhaka Cantonment
Personal Number: 4978
Date of Birth: 12 September 1973
Place of Birth: Kushtia, 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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