Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Wazir, Padsha

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UNCLASSIFIED
Combatant Status Review Board
To: Personal Representative
From: OIC, CSRT (22 November 2004),
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - WAZIR, Padsha
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 al Qaida 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 forces that are engaged in hostilities against United States and its coalition partners.

A. The detainee is associated with forces that have engaged in hostilities against the United States and its coalition partners:
  1. The detainee worked for Padsha Khan as a member of his security force in Khowst, Afghanistan.
  2. The detainee, through armed force, secured the Khumdi village for Padsha Khan as a member of his security force.
  3. The detainee was a member of the Ghude Sarobagh, a security unit of approximately 40-50 personnel each armed with a Kalishnikov-type weapon.
  4. The detainee was in charge of a Ghude Sarobagh checkpoint comprised of 40 to 50 personnel.
  5. As late as April 2003, Padsha Khan; a renegade Pastun Commander, has been conducting militsry operations against the Afghan Transitional Administration (ATA) and coalition forces.
  6. The detainee was armed with an AK-47 rifle when arrested at a security checkpoint near Khowst,. Af$hanistan.
  7. The detainee was stopped and detained by United States and Afghan troops inside the Afghanistan border in March 2002.
4.

The detainee has the ' opportunity to contest his designation as an enemy combatant. The Tribunal will endeavor toy arrange for the presence of any reasonably available witnesses or evidence that the detairiee'dcsires to call or introduce to prove that he is not an enemy combatant. The Tribunal President willdetermine the reasonable availability of evidence or witnesses.