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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for United Nations Staff Officers Course

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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG

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TAGS: PHUM MASS MARR PREL KCRM BG
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR UNITED NATIONS STAFF OFFICERS COURSE
(UNSOC) IN MALAYSIA, MARCH 01-12, 2010

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the United Nations Staff Officers Course (UNSOC) In Malaysia, which
will begin on March 01, 2010. Post vetting was completed on January
24, 2010. Post requests that vetting be completed by February 08,
2010 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:

1. Name: Abu Motahar Mohammad Sohel
Rank: Major
Unit: 21 BIR
Unit Location: Chittagong
Personal Number: BA-4539
Date of Birth: 14 July 1972
Place of Birth: Feni, 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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