CSRT Summarized Transcript for ISN 10, Abdul Sattar

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CSRT Summarized Transcript for ISN 10, Abdul Sattar
The Summarized Transcript from Abdul Sattar's Combatant Status Review Tribunal.
UNCLASSIFIED / FOUO

Summarized Detainee Statement

Tribunal President:

Abdul Sattar, you may now present any evidence you have to the Tribunal. You have the assistance of your personal representative in doing so. Do you want to present any information to this Tribunal?

Detainee:

I have no evidence.

Tribunal President:

Does the Detainee care to make a statement?

Detainee:

The other day my Personal Representative told me about the evidence. I told him that I had an objection on one point. After that, I have no objection or anything about the other points.

Tribunal President:

This is the point in the Tribunal when the detainee gets to address any objections. If the detainee would like to make a statement, it can either be a sworn statement or unsworn statement.

Detainee:

I don't swear. I won't take the oath.

Tribunal President:

Okay, so there will be no oath. Is there a statement or no statement?

Detainee:

I will talk but there will be no statement.

Tribunal President:

He may speak now. This is his time.

Detainee: Do I have to speak about the holy war in Afghanistan?
Tribunal President:

He does not have to speak about that. He does not have to talk about anything.

Detainee: Then why do I have to make a statement? About what?
Tribunal President:

He does not have to make a statement. This is simply his opportunity to make a statement in his defense.

Detainee:

I don't want to say anything about it.

Tribunal President:

Okay, very well.

Personal Representative:

We spoke about the group, H.U.M. In the evidence we went over it said HUM was linked to Al Qaida. Did you have any statement about that?

Tribunal President:

Before the detainee answers, the detainee must understand that he does not have to answer questions. This is only if he cares to answer any questions.

Detainee:

I have no proof to show you that HUM has links to Al Qaida. But if you have the proof, please tell me. You say I am linked with Al Qaida, but I did not even hear about Al Qaida until I came over here [to Guantanamo Bay].

Tribunal Member:

When were you captured?

Detainee:

I don't remember the month, but I remember the year. It was 2001.

Tribunal President:

Abdul Sattar, do you have any other evidence to present to this Tribunal?

Detainee:

No.

Tribunal Member:

The detainee indicated during his initial remarks that he mentioned to his Personal Representative one item, in the unclassified summary that he objected to. Have we addressed that one item?

Personal Representative:

Yes Sir. That was his contention that he knows no links between the H.U.M. and Al Qaida.

AUTHENTICATION
I certify the material contained in this transcript is a true and accurate summary of the testimony given during the proceedings.

 
 
  Colonel, US Army

Tribunal President

ISN #010
Enclosure (3)

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