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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting for Pandemic Influenza Senior Leaders

Published: Thu 4 Feb 2010 08:05 AM
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DEPT FOR SCA/RA ATTN: JOSEPH BRENNIG
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SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING FOR PANDEMIC INFLUENZA SENIOR LEADERS
WORKSHOP IN USA, FEBRUARY 24 TO 26, 2010
1. This is an action request. See para three.
2. The following candidate has been selected for participation in
the Pandemic Influenza Senior Leaders Workshop in USA, which will
begin on February 24, 2010. Post vetting was completed on February
04, 2010. Post requests that vetting be completed by February 17,
2010 to provide sufficient time for processing. Post requests the
department conduct Leahy vetting for the following candidate:
1. Name: Md Mehboobul Haque
Rank: Colonel
Unit: Armed Forces Medical College
Unit Location: Dhaka
Personal Number: BA-100306
Date of Birth: 01 June 1954
Place of Birth: Chittagong, 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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