Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Farhi, Saiid (2005-03-21)

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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Farhi, Saiid (2005-03-21)  (2005) 
Transcribed from pages 28-29 of http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/ARB_Round_1_Factors_000944-001045.pdf
UNCLASSIFIED

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

at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

21 March 2005

From: Presiding Officer
To: Farhi, Saiid
Via: Assisting Military Officer
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Farhi, Saiid
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. Detainee left England in June 2001 to travel to Afghanistan, via Pakistan, to look for a wife.
  2. Detainee's overal behavior has been non-compliant and aggressive. He has harassed the guards throughout his time at JTF GTMO. He has been involved in volatile situations, including inciting riots and trying to harm the guard force. Detainee has also failed to comply with the rules of the cellblocks and the guard force.
b. Training
The detainee received weapons training at the Bagram Front.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. While in England, the detainee attended the Finsbury Park Mosque and Baker Street Mosque, both known extremist mosques.
  2. The detainee stayed in an Algerian house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
  3. While attending a funeral in Kabul shortly after September 11, 2001, the detainee saw Usama Bin Laden.
d. Intent
  1. Using a stolen French passport, the detainee traveled from France to Italy in 1997 and from Italy to England in January 2001.
  2. The detainee related that he believes Americans are tyrants.
e. Other Relevant Data
  1. Pakistani authorities captured the detainee when he attempted to cross the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  2. Detainee received injuries during a bus accident while in the custody of the Pakistani authorities.
    • Bus accident occurred during an escape attempt by Arab prisoners and several Pakistani guards were killed.
The following primary factors favor release or transfer:
a.

The detainee stated that September 11 was not right.

b.

The detainee stated he never heard of al Qaida until after September 11. He describe al Qaida as a platform or foundation.

c.

Regarding his future intentions, the detainee stated that if released, he wants to "live a good life", consisting of marraige, having children, getting a job, and living in Europe.

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.