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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Near-East South Asia (Nesa)

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2007 09:30 AM
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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 NEAR-EAST SOUTH ASIA (NESA)
COMBATTING TERRORISM EXECUTIVE SEMINAR IN WASHINGTON, DC,
DECEMBER 5 - 19, 2007.
1. This is an action request. See para three.
2. The following candidate has been selected for
participation in the Near-East South Asia (NESA) Combatting
Terrorism Executive Seminar to be held December 5 - 19, 2007
in Washington, DC. Post vetting was completed on November
13, 2007. Post requests that vetting be completed by November
27, 2007, to provide sufficient time for processing. Post
requests the department conduct Leahy vetting for the
following candidate:
Name: Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman
Rank: Major
Unit: Movement and Quartering Directorate
Unit Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Personal Number: BA-4431
Date of Birth: 15 Dec 1971
Place of Birth: Natore, 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 Luke Zahner, unclass
e-mail:zahnerlv@state.gov.
5. COMMENT: Embassy has no information to indicate this
individual or any unit he has served in has been involved in
gross violations of human rights.
Pasi
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