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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 AIRFIELD OPERATIONS OFFICER COURSE IN
USA, JANUARY 13 TO JULY 08, 2010

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the Airfield Operations Officer Course in USA, which will begin on
January 13, 2010. Post vetting was completed on November 30, 2009.
Post requests that vetting be completed by December 15, 2009 to
provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department
conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

1. Name: M Asadur Rashid
Rank: Squadron Leader
Unit: Bangladesh Air Force Base Bashar
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BD-8749
Date of Birth: 15 September 1968
Place of Birth: Jessore, 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.

DEAN

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