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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Mcip in Thailand, 15 - 19 February 2010

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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 MCIP IN THAILAND, 15 - 19 FEBRUARY 2010

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

2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP) in
Thailand, which will begin on 15 February, 2010. Post vetting was
completed on January 28, 2010. Post requests that vetting be
completed by February 10, 2010 to provide sufficient time for
processing. Post requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for
the following candidate:

1. Name: Abu Zafor Mohammad Salah Uddin
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Army Headquarters
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-3802
Date of Birth: 20 December 1969
Place of Birth: Chuadanga, Bangladesh

2. Name: A K M Afzal Hossain
Rank: Commander
Unit: BNS Titumir
Unit Location: Khulna
Personal Number: 854
Date of Birth: 01 October 1971
Place of Birth: Bogra, 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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