Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Abdul Khaled Ahmed Sahleh Al Bedani

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UNCLASSIFIED

Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants
at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

24 January 2005


From: Presiding Officer
To: Al Bedani, Abdul Khaled Ahmed // Sahleh
Via: Assisting Military Officer
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Bedani, Abdul Khaled Ahmed // Sahleh


1.

An Administrative Review Board will be convened to review your case to determine if your continued detention is necessary.

2.

The Administrative Review Board will conduct a comprehensive review of all reasonably available and relevant information regarding your case. At the conclusion of this review the Board will make a recommendation to: (1) release you to your home state or to a third state; (2) transfer you to your home state, or a third state, with conditions agreed upon by the United States and your home state, or the third state; or (3) continue your detention under United States control.

3.

The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Commitment
1.

The detainee is a Saudi who traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan in early 2001. He traveled to Kabul via Quetta, Pakistan and Kandahar, Afghanistan.

2.

The detainee was recruited by a known al Qaida/Taliban recruiter to travel to Afghanistan for training and participation in Jihad.

3.

The detainee states that he went to Afghanistan to receive military training.

4.

The detainee admitted saying that he wanted to commit Jihad against the United States.

b. Connections
1.

The detainee stayed in a Taliban guesthouse in Quetta, Pakistan.

2.

The detainee was in a guesthouse in Kabul awaiting training when he heard of the attacks on America and possibility of retaliation and decided to leave Afghanistan immediately.

c. Intent
1.

Though he denies using any weapons, the detainee admits that he was provided with a rifle while he was in the Tora Bora region.

2.

The detainee stayed in various bunkers during the bombing of the Tora Bora region. While in these bunkers, the detainee was in the presence of personnel armed with rifles and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). Some of these other men engaged in righting against the Northern Alliance.

3.

The detainee was wounded during the bombing in Tora Bora and was then picked up by local Afghans who turned him over to the Northern Alliance.

4.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

a.

The detainee was sent to Pakistan to purchase merchandise by his employer.

b.

The detainee stated mat he went for training to fulfill bis religious obligations.

5.

You will be afforded a meaningful or^wrtunity to be heard aai to present information to me Board; this includes an opportunity to be physically present at the rwoceedmg. The Assisting Military Officer (AMO) will assist you in reviewing all relevant and reasonably available unclassified information regarding your case. The AMO is not an advocate for or against continued detention, nor may the AMO form a confidential relationship with you or represent you in any other matter.