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."
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.
The detainee is associated with the Taliban and al Qaida:
The detainee traveled to Afghanistan in 1999 because he thought the Taliban was a good regime.
The detainee was in support of the Taliban's resistance against the Northern Alliance.
The detainee has extensive knowledge of senior al Qaida personnel.
The detainee used Taliban guides to escape Afghanistan in December 2001.
The detainee traveled with members of al Qaida out of Afghanistan in December 2001.
The detainee was given $5,000 (US) by an al Qaida member after escaping Afghanistan.
The detainee stated he was captured with a forged passport.
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.