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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Combined Force Maritime Component

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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 COMBINED FORCE MARITIME COMPONENT
COMMANDER COURSE IN USA, FEBRUARY 18-24, 2010

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Course in
USA, which will begin on February 18, 2010. Post vetting was
completed on December 15, 2009. Post requests that vetting be
completed by December 30, 2009 to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for
the following candidate:

1. Name: Mohammad Farid Habib
Rank: Rear Admiral
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: P.No-169
Date of Birth: 24 February 1959
Place of Birth: Tangail, 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.

Moriarty

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