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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Global Maritime Security Assistance

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY ASSISTANCE
SYMPOSIUM IN USA, SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 01, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Global Maritime Security Assistance Symposium in USA, which will
begin on September 29, 2009. Post vetting was completed on
September 14. Post requests that vetting be completed by September
27 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Mohammad Abul Hasnat
Rank: Captain
Unit: COMCHIT
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 240
Date of Birth: 08 September 1959
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

2. Name: Mohammad Kamrul Hoque Chowdhury
Rank: Commander
Unit: SMWT
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 463
Date of Birth: 10 April 1964
Place of Birth: Munshiganj, Bangladesh

3. Name: Abu Siraz Mohammad Monwarul Islam
Rank: Commander
Unit: Naval Headquarters/DNI
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: 671
Date of Birth: 01 January 1967
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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