Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Rashidi, Ahmed

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UNCLASSIFIED
Combatant Status Review Board
TO: Personal Representative
FROM: OIC, CSRT (18 September 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Rashida, Ahmed.
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 at 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 Qaeda.

a. The detainee is associated with al Qaeda:
  1. While in England, the detainee attended the Finsbury Park Mosque and the Baker Street Mosque both known extremist mosques.
  2. During late , September and early October 2001, the detainee traveled from England to Afghanistan via Morocco and Pakistan.
  3. The detainee fled Afghanistan in the company of a large convoy and was captured in Bannu, Pakistan in early 2002.
  4. The detainee is identfed as having received training at the al Farouq training camp in Ju1y 2001 to include weapons training, war tactics and bomb making.
  5. The detainee admitted to knowing how to conduct suicide attacks on airliners using smuggled flammable lights
  6. The detainee is identified as a suspected al Qaeda member, who issued a fatwa claiming suicide is acceptable.
  7. The detainee is a member of Abu Issa's group of Moroccan fighters.
4.

The detainee has the oppdrtunity 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.