Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Mohammed Mubarak Salah, Al Qurbi

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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Qurbi, Mohammed Mubarak Salah  (2005) 
Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
20 May 2005
From: Presiding Officer
To: Al Qurbi, Muhammad Mubarak Salim
via: Assisting Military Officer

Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Qurbi, Mohammed Mubarak Salah


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.

3. The following primary factors favor continued detention:
a. Commitment
  1. The detainee traveled extensively during the period of December 2000 through November 2001. Multiple visits to Saudi Arabia, [[w:Pakistan|Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates, a one-week stop in Syria, and a five-month stay in Malaysia are recorded in hi]]s passport.
  2. The detainee attended a religious meeting of Jama'at at Tabligh at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. During his stay at the mosque, he talked to members of Jama'at Tabligh about the Koran and Al-Da'wa.
  3. The Jama'at Al Tabligh is a Pakistan-based Islamic missionary organization believed to be used as a cover to mask travel and activities of terrorist, including members of al Qaida.
  4. The detainee was identified as an al Qaida member by a former guard at Usama Bin Laden's complex at the Kandahar, Afghanistan Airport.
  5. The detainee was observed on board a Taliban airplane ferrying fighters bound for Northern Afghanistan.
  6. The detainee served as the manager of the al Qaida front-line guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan.
b. Training
The detainee's passport contained a forged entry/exit stamp for Malaysia, which was provided to al Qaida members who were trained in the al-Faruq camp.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee was a member of al Qaida and a member of Al-Nashiri's security element.
  2. Al-Nashiri is a key suspect in the USS COLE bombings.
d. Other Relevant Data
  1. Pakistani Police in Quetta arrested the detainee on 25 November 2001.
  2. The detainee had in his possession a notebook which contained the name of Sami 'Ali Muhammad 'Umar Al (Daman), a Yemeni jihadist.
  3. The detainee was polite and easy to get along with during his interviews, but it was apparent that the detainee was withholding information and all of his answers were vague, evasive and unclear.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

The detainee claims to have no specific knowledge of Taliban, al Qaida or other extremist activities in any of the countries visited. The detainee claims to have not been a combatant in Afghanistan.


The detainee denies having any knowledge of the attacks in the U. S. prior to their execution on September 11th. He also denied knowledge of any rumors or plans of future attacks on the U.S. or U.S. interests.


The detainee claimed he moved to Pakistan to teach the Quran and denies any affiliation with the al Qaida.


The detainee claims he never went to Afghanistan.


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.