Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Jabar, Jowad (2006-09-05)

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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

05 September 2006

To: Jabar, Jowad
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Jabar, Jowad
1.

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

2.

The Adniinistrative 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 said he fled to Iran after committing a crime in Iraq. The detainee stayed in Iran for approximately 14 months. The detainee met an Iraqi smuggler that helped him his family to a border town near Quetta, Pakistan. Then over a period of three months, the detainee lived in Karachi, Quetta, and Islamabad, Pakistan. While in Pakistan, the detainee contacted the United Nations for the purpose of requesting political asylum in Pakistan.
  2. A source said that the detainee decided to create a fighting unit comprised predominantly of Iraqis and ethnic Arabs from within Afghanistan. The detainee intended to sell the unit's services to the highest bidding warlord. The detainee would promise them food, clothing, housing, transportation and documentation if they would join his unit. If they refused, the detainee turned them over to the Taliban as spies and subsequent imprisonment and torture.
  3. A source said that the detainee assembled a group of fighters that he had recruited from the village of Kashilibad, Afghanistan. The detainee took his group of fighters to the front lines to fight against the Northern Alliance.
b. Training
  1. A source said that the detainee was a low ranking member of the Iraqi Interior Ministry Police from approximately 1982 to 1986. In 1986, the detainee transferred to the Fourth Corps of the Iraqi Army and was a simple soldier who fought in the war against Iran.
  2. The detainee said that form 1985 to 1991, he served in the Iraqi military's 702nd Brigade, a light infantry brigade, which utilized the Kalashnikov rifle and the Russian PK machine gun.
  3. The detainee admits to knowing how to interrogate in Arabic.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. A source said the detainees was a member of the Amin Emergency Response Group while in Iraq. This group was responsible for tracking down people opposed to Saddam Hussein and then torturing or killing them.
  2. A source said that the detainee was an important military commander with the Taliban in Mazar-e-Sharif, and because of his prominence a bodyguard frequently accompanied the detainee.
  3. A source said that the detainee worked as a recruiter for the Taliban and was an interrogator for the Taliban Police in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The detainee's boss reported directly to Usama bin Laden, and the next person under his boss in the chain of command was the detainee.
  4. A source said that the detainee worked with the Taliban Estakbarat and operated as a conduit between the Taliban Estakbarat in Mazar-e-Sharif and the former president of Iraq. The detainee traveled via a secret vehicular route between Iraq and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The detainee made a trip to get supplies from Iraq. Upon his return, the detainee distributed the supplies to members of the Taliban.
  5. A source said that the detainee was the chief of the Taliban's interrogation office at Mazar, Afghanistan. The detainee was responsible for overseeing and conducting interrogations. The detainee had approximately 10 to 15 interrogators working for him. Afghans that were interrogated were mostly just questioned and sometimes beaten. Uzbeks were often beaten or tortured. Shiites were almost always tortured.
  6. A source said that the detainee was the Director of Intelligence for the Taliban at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.
  7. A source said that a few months prior to 11 September 2001, the detainee sent an associate to Usama bin Laden's in Khandahar, Afghanistan for money. At the meeting with Usama bin Laden, the associate received 11,000 United States Dollars. The detainee used this money to dig wells in the Mazar, Afghanistan. The associate also received 100,000 United States Collars from al Wafa for the detainee to build a bridge, repair roads and buy a car.
  8. Al Wafa is under sanction by United States Executive Order 13224 to block property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.
d. Other Relegant Data
  1. The detainee recalled that the Governor of Mazar-e-Sharif provided him with a permit to get his telephone turned on. The detainee explained that satellite telephone service require a permit and a setup fee of 300 United States Dollars. The detainee said he asked and received assistance from the Taliban because he had to feed his family.
  2. The detaiene said that several times between 1988 and 1990 he was absent without leave during his military service. As a result the detainee was imprisoned at a military prison for a one year and nine months in Amara, Iraq and then discharged.

|- |valign="top" | 4. ||The following primary factors favor release or transfer: |- | ||

a.

The detainee said that he never worked for the Taliban, but that members of the Taliban provided food and shelter for him and his family.

b.

The detainee said that he was not the Director of Intelligence for the Taliban, and other detainees are saying he is because they do not like him.

c.

The detainee said he is a Shiite Muslim and that the Taliban disliked his religion so why would they place him in charge.

d.

The detainee said that he was arrested at his home. The detainee stated that a commander in the Northern Alliance asked him for a bribe to avoid turning him over to the American Forces.

e.

The detainee said that he helped the Northern Alliance against the Taliban.

f. The detainee said that he knew nothing about the planned attack on the United States before 11 September 2001.
g.

The detainee stated that he had never used a weapon against the United States or the Northern Alliance.

|- |valign="top" | 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. |}