Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Mudhaffari, Abdelqader H. (26 September 2006)

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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Mudhaffari, Abdelqader H. (26 September 2006)  (2006) 
Transcribed from pages 69-70 of http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/ARB_Round_2_Factors_1-99.pdf
UNCLASSIFIED

Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants

at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

26 September 2006

To: Al Mudhaffari, Abdelqader H.
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Mudhaffari, Abdelqader H.


1.

An Administrative Review Board will be convened to review your case to determine if your continued detention is necessary.

2.

The Administrative Review Board will conduct a comprehensive review of all reasonably available and relevant information regarding your case. At the conclusion of this review the Board will make a recommendation to: (1) release you to your home state or to a third state; (2) transfer you to your home state, or a third state, with conditions agreed upon by the United States and your home state, or the third state; or (3) continue your detention under United States control.

3.

The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Commitment
  1. The detainee stated that he wanted a struggle or jihad and chose to travel to Afghanistan rather than Palestine.
  2. The detainee stated that he told the Taliban Office he wanted to enter Afghanistan to teach the Koran.
  3. The detainee was identified as going to Afghanistan in late 1999 or early 2000.
  4. The detainee was observed at al Farouq Training Camp in Afghanistan and was identified as a trainer at al Farouq.
  5. A source stated the detainee taught topography and weapons use to all the classes at the advance training camp.
b. Training
A source believed the detainee went to al Farouq as soon as he arrived in Afghanistan.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee stated that Sheik Muqbil al Wadi was one of his instructors in Sanaa, Yemen.
  2. Sheik Muqbil al Wadi was identified as a supporter of the Taliban and jihad.
  3. The detainee has been identified as being a friend of Usama bin Laden's personal secretary.
  4. A source stated that Usama bin Laden's personal secretary and the detainee knew each other in Yemen.
  5. The same source, an al Qaida operative, stated that he became involved in jihad activities in Afghanistan and assisted Mujahedin with travel to Afghanistan.
  6. A source identified the detainee as having been a guard of Usama bin Laden since August 2001.
  7. The detainee was identified as an Usama bin Laden security guard.
  8. The detainee was identified as being at a Taliban Supreme Leader's compound.
4.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

a.

The detainee stated the he felt the attacks on the World Trade Center and the other attacks in America that day were wrong. The detainee stated that Islam did not permit people to kill innocent people and it was wrong to declare war on them.

b.

The detainee stated that he never fought in the Afghan war against anyone.

c.

The detainee stated that the Taliban did not recruit him to fight in the war against America.

d.

The detainee denied any association with the Taliban or al Qaida forces. The detainee denied knowledge of any rumors or plans of future attacks on the United States or United States interests.

e.

A source stated that he did not think that the detainee ever fought with the Taliban because he was against the Taliban.

5.

You will be provided with a meaningful opportunity to be heard and present information to this Board; this includes an opportunity to be physically present at the proceeding. The Assisting Military Officer (AMO) will assist you in reviewing all relevant and reasonably available unclassified information regarding your case. The AMO is not an advocate for or against continued detention, nor may the AMO form a confidential relationship with you or represent you in any other matter.