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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Cobra Gold Exercise in Thailand, January

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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 COBRA GOLD EXERCISE IN THAILAND, JANUARY
31 TO FEBRUARY 12, 2010

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the Cobra Gold Exercise in Thailand, which will begin on January 31,
2010. Post vetting was completed on December 07, 2009. Post
requests that vetting be completed by December 22, 2009 to provide
sufficient time for processing. Post requests the department conduct
Leahy vetting for the following candidates:

1. Name: Kazi Mohammad Kaiser Hossain
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Armed Forces Division
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-3534
Date of Birth: 15 November 1967
Place of Birth: Comilla, Bangladesh

2. Name: Mohammad Humayun Kabir
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: P No 903
Date of Birth: 01 September 1971
Place of Birth: Tangail, Bangladesh

3. Name: Md Shafiqul Islam
Rank: Wing Commander
Unit: Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BD/8384
Date of Birth: 26 October 1969
Place of Birth: Rangpur, 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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