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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Ata - Interdicting Terrorist Attacks

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG, JESSICA MAZZONE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR ATA - INTERDICTING TERRORIST ATTACKS
COURSE, NOVEMBER 1-12, 2009.

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the ATA - Interdicting Terrorist Attacks course, In Dhaka,
Bangladesh, which will begin November 1-12- 21, 2009. Post vetting
was completed on 10/14/09. Post requests that vetting be completed
by 10/27/09 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests
the department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Wahidul Hoque Chowdhury
Rank: Assistant Superintendent of Police DPOB: January 27,
1977, Chittagong

2. Dr. Md. Nazmul Karim Khan
Rank: Superintendent of Police
DPOB: March 1, 1969, Kishoreganj

3. Name: Md. Mizanur Rahman
Rank: Assistant Superintendent of Police
Date of Birth: 01.20.1979
Place of Birth: Khulna

4. Name: Zahangir Alam
Rank: ASP
Date of Birth: 05.15.1953
Place of Birth Chittagong

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.

Dean

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