Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Marwa'i, Toufiq Saber Muhammad

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Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants

at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

30 June 2005

To: Al Marwa'i, Toufiq Saber Muhammad
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Marwa'i, Toufiq Saber Muhammad

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


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.


The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Commitment
The detainee went to Afghanistan to fight jihad.
b. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee was advised to leave Yemen and migrate to Afghanistan by Sheik Abdul Majid al Zindani .
  2. Sheik Abdel al-Majid al-Zindani of Yemen is of interest to the FBI due to his strong al Qaida ties and his association with Usama Bin Laden.
  3. The detainee stayed at a Taliban center called Said. He became the cook at the Said center, where he stayed for four months.
  4. He went to visit the front lines where the fighting had been taking place and stayed to live at the Omar Saif house. There, the detainee cooked for the front line.
  5. The detainee's name was found on a list of al Qaida Mujuahidin in the files recovered from computers seized during al Qaida safehouse raids in Rawalpindi and Karachi, Pakistan. The list indicated his trust account contained his passport.
c. Other Relevant Data
The detainee surrendered to Dostum's forces at Mazar e Sharif . He did not have any weapons and was taken to Al Jenke in Mazar e Sharif.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

The detainee stated he regrets going to Afghanistan and would like to return to Yemen. He stated he never fought against coalition forces or U.S. troops. He stated he did not want to fight so he was given the position as cook for the Taliban.

You will be provided with a meaningful opportunity to be heard and present information to this Board; this includes an opportunity to be physically present at the proceeding. 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.