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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for the Workshop On Security Sector

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR THE WORKSHOP ON SECURITY SECTOR
DEVELOPMENT: NATIONAL PRIORITIES AND REGIONAL APPROACHES" IN HAWAII,
USA, OCTOBER 5-9, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the workshop on "Security Sector Development: National Priorities
and Regional Approaches" in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, which will begin
on October 5. Post vetting was completed on September 27. Post
requests that vetting be completed by October 2 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

1. Name: Syed Yusuf Mahbub Ali
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Infantry Bde
Unit Location: Comilla
Personal Number: BA - 2059
Date of Birth: 01 Mar 1959
Place of Birth: Chandpur, 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 Acting Human Rights Officer is Enrique Gallego, unclass
e-mail: GallegoER@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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