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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Defense Management Course

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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 INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE MANAGEMENT COURSE
IN USA, FEBRUARY 06 TO APRIL 21, 2010

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the International Defense Management Course in USA, which will begin
on February 06, 2010. Post vetting was completed on January 24,
2010. Post requests that vetting be completed by February 03, 2010
to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

1. Name: Khaled Shams
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 28 E Bengal
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-4205
Date of Birth: 01 February 1972
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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