Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Ali Sher Hamidullah

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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

6 October 2005

To: Hamidullah, Ali Sher
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Hamidullah, Ali Sher
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 traveled to Afghanistan through Mashhad, Iran.
  2. The detainee bribed or paid a Taliban official to enter Afghanistan.
  3. The Taliban provided the detainee with room, board, and a job.
  4. The detainee fought in Chechnya.
b. Training
The detainee received terrorist training in Chechnya.
c. Connections/Associations
The detainee met an Azerbaijani named Elchin while in Russia and the two talked about traveling to Afghanistan.
d. Detainee Actions and Statements
  1. The detainee denied that he had fought in Chechnya.
  2. The detainee admitted to providing United States military debriefers with a fake name and withholding his true identity.
e. Other Relevant Data
The detainee states that he has no personal opinion of the Taliban but says he never witnessed the Taliban do anything wrong.
4.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

a.

The detainee states that would like to return to a Turkish speaking country but if he isn't released to Turkey, the detainee would consider returning to Azerbaijan.

b.

If released, the detainee states that he would attempt to find work as a chef or a liquor storeowner, which he has done in the past.

c.

The detainee states he has no animosity to the United States and considers Americans to be good people.

d.

The detainee has no prior knowledge of the September 11th attacks.

e.

The detainee claimed he never participated in combat operations.

f.

The detainee claimed that the Taliban never asked him to fight, nor did they offer him training.

5.

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.