Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of LNU, Sharifullah (2005-07-21)

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UNCLASSIFIED
Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
21 July 2005
To: LNU, Sharifullah
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of LNU, Sharifullah
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; (2) transfer you to your home state, with conditions agreed upon by the United States and your home state; or (3) continue your detention under United States control.

3. The following primary factors favor continued detention:
a. Commitment
  1. During the occupation of Afghanistan by the Russians and the rule of the Taliban, the detainee stated he and his family fled to Pakistan. He was housed in the Kacha Garai refugee camp and the Shamshato refugee camp.
  2. A Hezb-e Islami/Gulbuddin (HIG) member was recruiting men from Shamshato refugee camp.
  3. The first group was recruited circa summer 2002 and consisted of 30 to 35 men between the ages of 17 and 20. After training, the men fought against U.S. and Afghan forces in Shahi Kowt, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.
  4. HIG has long-established ties with Bin Ladin. HIG founder Gulbuddin Hikmatyar offered to shelter Bin Laden after the latter fled Sudan in 1996. HIG has staged small attacks in its attempt to force US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, overthrow the Afghan Transitional Administration (ATA), and establish a fundamentalist state.
b. Training
  1. After the fall of the Taliban the detainee became a soldier for General Said Agha before going to Kubal to train as an officer.
  2. The detainee stated he completed two months of training at the Gund Talimi Military School, Kabul, Afghanistan and was tasked as a soldier on the Afghani National Assembly Presidential Palace detail, but not commissioned as an officer.
  3. The detainee's training for the Presidential detail involved the Kalishnikov, physical training, low crawl, and using riot gear such as helmets and shields.
  4. The detainee also trained for 10 days at a military camp in Zakar Khel Village, Pakistan.
c. Connections/Associations
The brother of the detainee Qari Naqib, had brought Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to the compound at an unknown time.
d. Other Relevant Data
  1. The detainee, his brother and two others decided to join Haji Qadir's campaign in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban. The detainee stated he assisted Haji Qadir in Afghanistan for approximately three years.
  2. On 27 January 2003 coalition personnel learned of an impending attack involving a four man bombing cell utilizing remotely detonated explosives mounted to bicycles.
  3. The detainee had purchased a motorcycle and had the bill of sale when he was captured.
  4. When the detainee was arrested, a search revealed the storage of explosives.
  5. improvised explosives recovered included two bombs in propane tanks, two bombs in wooden boxes inside "Nice Sweet" candy boxes, two bombs located in a wax box, one box of igniters and fuses, two nokia cell phones wired as an igniter, one portalbe cellular base station, one motorcycle, two bicycles and 15-20 82mm mortar rounds.
  6. The detainee admitted during initial questioning the morning of his capture that he was going to place the bombs last night but was convinced to wait until morning.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer
a.

The detainee stated that he holds no resentment toward Americans and will not harbor any bad will to Americans if released and returned to Afghanistan. The detainee stated that he would not hurt Americans, even if he believed he could get away with it and no one would see or know about it.

b.

The detainee then stated that he has never nor would ever fight the Americans, because the Americans came to Afghanistan to help the people, not hurt or kill them.

c.

The detainee had denied any knowledge of the plan to use the improvised explosives.

5.

You will be afforded a meaningful opportunity to be heard and to present information to the 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.