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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for South Asia Regional Pandemic Influenza

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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 SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL PANDEMIC INFLUENZA
AND EMERGING INFECTIONS DISEASE WORKSHOP IN USA, FEBRUARY 02 TO
FEBRUARY 03, 2010

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the South Asia Regional Pandemic Influenza and Emerging Infections
Disease Workshop in USA, which will begin on February 02, 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: Md Azizul Hoque
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Army Medical Corps Centre and School
Unit Location: Rajshahi
Personal Number: BA-100266
Date of Birth: 02 July 1954
Place of Birth: Mymensingh, Bangladesh

2. Name: Sk Md Bahar Hussain
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Combined Military Hospital
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: BA-100292
Date of Birth: 07 January 1956
Place of Birth: Noakhali, Bangladesh

3. Name: Md Nazim Uddin
Rank: Brigadier General
Unit: Armed Forces Medical College
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-100296
Date of Birth: 01 January 1956
Place of Birth: Tangail, Bangladesh

4. Name: Giash Uddin Chowdhury
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Army HQ, Medical Directorate
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-100290
Date of Birth: 08 July 1953
Place of Birth: Sylhet, 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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