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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for International Peacekeeping Operations

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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 PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
CONTINGENT COMMANDER COURSE (PKOCCC) IN USA, FEBRUARY 15-26, 2010

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

2. The following candidates have been selected for participation in
the International Peacekeeping Operations Contingent Commander
Course (PKOCCC) in USA, which will begin on February 15, 2010. Post
vetting was completed on January 24, 2010. Post requests that
vetting be completed by February 07, 2010 to provide sufficient time
for processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting
for the following candidates:

1. Name: Syed Irshad Ahmed
Rank: Captain
Unit: BNS Haji Mohsin
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: P No 239
Date of Birth: 06 September 1959
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

2. Name: Mohammad Obaidur Rahman
Rank: Group Captain
Unit: Air Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BD/7315
Date of Birth: 05 December 1962
Place of Birth: Dhaka, Bangladesh

3. Name: Mohd Golam Hossain Sarkar
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Adamjee Cantonment Public School and College
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-2093
Date of Birth: 31 August 1959
Place of Birth: Jessore, 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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