Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Feghoul, Abdulli

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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

31 August 2005

To: Feghoul, Abdulli
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Feghoul, Abdulli

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
  1. The detainee claims to have traveled to Afghanistan to escape the temptation to use drugs and live a more peaceful life that what he was experiencing in Germany.
  2. In Germany the detainee met a man named Abu Umar and obtained a false passport from non-Algerian criminal contacts in Frankfurt, Germany. Umar then had a false Pakistani visa put in it.
  3. Abu Umar persuaded the detainee that the best way to give up drugs was to emigrate to Afghanistan. He bought his own ticket for a flight from Frankfurt to Islamabad, Pakistan and he traveled with 6,000 DMS.
  4. The detainee went to Afghanistan in the summer of 2000. A man named Muhammad directed him to an Algerian guesthouse where he stayed for two months with lots of other families.
b. Training
  1. The detainee claimes to have spent only 18 days at the Darunta training camp undergoing rudimentary Kalashnikov training. He claims to have gone there in April of 2001, where he learned to assemble, disassemble and fire the AK-47 rifle. He says he bought 700 rounds of ammunition at the camp.
  2. The Derunta camp is the primary camp for al Qaida in Afghanistan. This is where training on assassinations and chemical weapons were taught.
  3. The detainee underwent jihad or military training at the Khaldan camp in 2000. The Khaldan camp was used to train mujahideen and consisted of tunnels used to house soldiers and supplies. Students at the camp underwent small arms training.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. While in the Algerian guest house the detainee met a man named Jaffar whom he believed was Algerian based on his accent, but claims he did not talk to him much.
  2. Abu Jaffer was in charge of the "Algerian's House" in Darunta. The complex comprised training centers and chemical weapons laboratories near Jalalabad. Abu Jaffar and Abu Zubayda were in charge of al Qaida's foreign department.
  3. The Taliban operated a series of transit houses to provide temporary accommodation for Arab jihad volunteers and for immigrants. One facility is located in Jalalabad and operated by two men, one of who is Jaafir Al-Jazaher. Volunteers would stay at the house for one or two days before traveling to training sites or the Taliban front.
  4. The detainee was seen often in the Taliban transit house.
  5. A senior al Qaida detainee recognized the detainee as Abu Ali. Abu Ali was staying in a large compound in Jalalabad that was known for intelligence work and housing mujahadin.
  6. Abu Ali was the explosives instructor at the Darunta camp.
d. Other Relevant Data
  1. The detainee admits to the use and sale of drugs while he was in Germany. He broke into parked cars and stole items to sell. He was arrested numerous times and spent time in prison.
  2. A known Peshawar-based extremist was given money to distribute to about 40 Arab families in Peshawar. The extremist stated that one of those he supported was the detainee's wife.
  3. The detainee says that when the Arabs left Jalalabad, Afghanistan, he stayed behind with the families to organizae their exfiltration to Peshawar, Pakistan. In mid-Ramadan he himself traveled to Peshawar where he was captured by Pakistani authorities.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer:


The detianee claims that he did not leave Germany to fight; and did not leave Germany to prepare for weapons, explosives or military training.


The detiainee says that he never worked for, or was involved in, any Non-Governmental Organizations.


The detainee denies any involvement or connection with any terrorist organizations anywhere in the world.


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.