Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Ahmed, Fahmi Abdullah

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Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Ahmed, Fahmi Abdullah  (2004) 
UNCLASSIFIED
Combatant Status Review Board
TO: Tribunal Member
FROM: OIC, CSRT (20 September 04)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Ahmed, Fahmi Abdullah
1.

Under the provisions of the Secretary of the Navy Memorandum, dated 29 July 2004, Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Cuba, a Tribunal has been appointed to review the detainee's designation as an enemy combatant.

2.

An enemy combatant has been defined as "an individual who was part of or supporting the Taliban or al Qaeda forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This includes any person who committed a belligerent act or has directly supported hostilities in aid of enemy armed forces."

3.

The United States Government has previously determined that the detainee is an enemy combatant. This determination is based on information possessed by the United States that indicates that the detainee is associated with al Qaida.

a The detainee is associated with al Qaida:
  1. The detainee is Yemeni and was captured by Pakistani authorities in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  2. The detainee was identified by a senior al Qaida operational planner as having been a resident at a safehouse located in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2001.
  3. The detainee was identified by a senior al Qaida facilitator as having been a resident at a safehouse located in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2000. This individaul also saw the detainee at a safehouse located in Faisalabad, Pakistan in February 2002 with a group of Yemenis who had fled Afghanistan.
b The detainee participated in military operations against the United States or its coalition partners.
  1. The detainee was present on the front lines in Bagram, Afghanistan.
4.

The detainee has the opportunity to contest his designation as an enemy combatant. The Tribunal will endeavor to arrange for the presence of any reasonably available witnesses or evidence that the detainee desires to call or introduce to prove that he is not an enemy combatant. The Tribunal President will determine the reasonable availability of evidence or witnesses.