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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Pandemic Influenza Workshop in India,

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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 PANDEMIC INFLUENZA WORKSHOP IN INDIA,
OCTOBER 26-29, 2009

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
Pandemic Influenza Workshop in India, which will begin on October
26, 2009. Post vetting was completed on September 30, 2009. Post
requests that vetting be completed by October 14 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: SK Md Bahar Hussain
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Combined Military Hospital
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 100292
Date of Birth: 07 January 1956
Place of Birth: Chittagong, Bangladesh

2. Name: Ashraful Alam Siddiquee
Rank: Colonel
Unit: ADMS, 9 Infantry Division
Unit Location: Savar
Personal Number: 100387
Date of Birth: 01 February 1955
Place of Birth: Pabna, Bangladesh

3. Name: Gazi Abu Bakar
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Combined Military Hospital
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: 110148
Date of Birth: 01 January 1954
Place of Birth: Khulna, 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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