Transfer Recommendation for Guantanamo Detainee, Shai Jahn Ghafoor, ISN US9A-00363DP

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APO AE 09360

8 February 2003

Memorandum for Commander, United States Southern Command, 3511 NW 91st Avenue, Miami FL 33172.

Subject: (S) Transfer Recommendation for Guantanamo Detainee, Shai Jahn Ghafoor, ISN US9A-00363DP

1. (S) Personal Information: Shai Jahn Ghafoor is an Afghan national born in 1969 (age 33) in Karabagh, Afghanistan. Detainee has been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis but is otherwise in good health.

2. (FOUO) Detention Information: On 9 September 2001, subject detainee, a farmer and day labourer in Karabakh village, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was forcibly conscripted by the Taliban to work as a s supply driver in Taloqan, Takhar province, Afghanistan. Detainee drove a pickup truck carrying foodstuffs and miscellaneous supplies from a bazaar outside of Taloqan to within two miles of the frontlines in the Takhar province. Detainee did not transport ammunition or weapons and saw no foreign troops in the area where he dropped off the supplies. After Taliban forces surrendered to the Northern Alliance in Konduz on 26 November 2001, detainee was transported from the the Yarganak Pass near Konduz through Mazar-e-Sharif to the prison in Sherberghan. Detainee was transferred to U.S. forces in December 2001 and subsequently transported to Guantanamo Bay Naveal Base, Cuba on 11 June 2002 because of detainee's knowledge of Taliban recruitment and travel routes, and of details regarding Sheberghan Prison. Detainee has been cooperative, but Joint Task Force Guantanamo considers the information obtained from and about him as neither valuable nor tactically exploitable.

3. (S) Assessment: Based on current information, detainee ISN: US9AF-00363DP is assess as being neighter affiliated with al-Qaida nor a Taliban leader. Moveover, based on the detainee folder, the knowledgeability brief, and subsequent interrogations by JTF Guantanamo, the results of which are available on the JTF Guantanamo detainee database, the detainee has no fruther intelligence value to the United States and will not be seen for further intelligence purposes. Subject detainee has not expressed thoughts of violaence or made threats towards the U.S. or its allies during interrogations or in the course of his detention. Based on the above, detainee does not pose a future threat to the U.S. or its interests.

4. (S) Recommendation: In view of the foregoing, I recommend subject detainee be considered for transfer or release to the control of another government.

5. (C) Coordination: JTF Guantanamo notified the Criminal Investigative Task Force of this recommendation on 18 January 2003.

Geoffrey D. Miller
Major General, U.S. Army