Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Rasoul, Abdullah Gulam

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UNCLASSIFIED
Combatant Status Review Board
TO: Personal Representative
FROM: Recorder
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Rasoul, Abdullah Gulam
1.

Under the provisions of the Secretary of the Navy Memorandum, dated 16 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 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 he was a fighter for the Taliban1 and engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.

a. The detainee is a Taliban fighter.
  1. The detainee joined Taliban of his own free will. He was a member of Taliban twice, the first time in 1997 when Kabul was captured.
  2. He stayed in Kabul approximately twenty days where he was wounded by bombs.
  3. He rejoined the Taliban approximately one to two months before he was captured.
  4. He was given a Kalishnikov rifle by the Taliban.
  5. The detainee was a soldier for the Taliban and worked for Mohammad, who was a Taliban leader.
b. He engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.
  1. In approximately September of 2001, the detainee went to Konduz to join up with his Taliban comrades to fight the Northern Alliance.
  2. He was captured while riding in a car with a Taliban Leader named Mohammad.
4.

The detainee has the opportunity to contest his determination 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.