Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Aziz, Ahmed Ould Abdel

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Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Aziz, Ahmed Ould Abdel
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Wikified from pages 100-101 of http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/000500-000599.pdf on October 10, 2007.

UNCLASSIFIED
COMBATANT STATUS REVIEW BOARD


To: Personal Representative
From: OIC, CSRT (1 November 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Aziz, Ahmed Ould Abdel
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 Qaida forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This included 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 the Taliban and al Qaida.

a. The detainee is associated with the Taliban and al Qaida:
1.

The detainee traveled to Afghanistan in 1999 because he thought the Taliban was a good regime.

2.

The detainee was in support of the Taliban's resistance against the Northern Alliance.

3.

In Jalalabad, the detainee stayed in a guesthouse frequented by known al Qaida members.

4.

The detainee went to the frontlines in Kabul.

5.

The detainee went to a training camp in Kabul.

6.

In Kabul, the detainee stayed in a guesthouse frequented by known al Qaida members.

7.

The detainee acknowledged his employer was associated iwth high ranking members of the Taliban and al Qaida.

8.

The detainee attended the w:wedding of Usama bin Ladin's son .

9.

The detainee attended the celebration of al-Zawahiri joining al Qaida at Usama bin Ladin's compound.

10.

The detainee spoke with Usama bin Ladin

11.

The detainee used a forged passport under another person's name to travel between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

12.

The detainee had knowledge of the al Qaida assassination of the Northern Alliance commander.

13.

The detainee's wedding was arranged and coordinated by a senior al Qaida operational planner.

14.

The detainee was identified by an al Qaida facilitator as a Mujahidin fighter who had fled Afghanistan.

15.

The detainee has knowledge of the hierarchy of al Qaida.

16.

The detainee has broad knowledge of Taliban and al Qaida guesthouses in Kabul.

17.

After an al Qaida member's convoy was bombed, the Taliban took an al Qaida member to the detainee's house.

18.

The detainee attended a speech by Usama bin Ladin at Tarnak Farms, near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

19.

The detainee has extensive knowledge of senior al Qaida personnel.

20.

The detainee used Taliban guides to escape Afghanistan in December 2001.

21.

The detainee traveled with members of al Qaida out of Afghanistan in December 2001.

22.

The detainee was given $5,000 (US) by an al Qaida member after escaping Afghanistan.

23.

The detainee stated he was captured with a forged passport.

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 availability of evidence or witnesses.


UNCLASSIFIED