Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Muhammad, Abd Al Rahman Abdullah Ali (2005-07-20)

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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
20 July 2005
To: MUHAMMAD, ABD AL RAHMAN ABDULLAH ALI
Subject:

UNCLASSIFIED SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE FOR ADMNISTRATIVE REVIEW BOARD IN THE CASE OF MUHAMMAD. ABD AL RAHMAN ABDULLAH ALI

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. The detainee visited the Taliban Office in Quetta, Pakistan seeking a teaching job in Afghanistan.
  2. The detainee was sent by car to a known Taliban house, run by Kari Bilal, 10 to 15 minutes west of Kabul . There were typically 5-20 personnel armed with AK-47s at the house.
  3. Kari Bilal has been identified as the manager of the Said House in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan men would stay at this house before moving on to the front lines in Bagram, Afghanistan.
  4. Kari Bilal was the commander of the Moasqr Kari Bilal Training Camp, responsible for training Taliban soldiers for the frontline in Bagram, Afghanistan. Kari Bilal was also the commander of approximately 15 fighters along the Bagram front.
b. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee's father is a member of Jamat al Tabligh and the Al-Islah political party in Yemen. One of his father's friends, Hatim Moutawakel, is also a member of Tablique Jammat and helped the organization build a mosque in Al-Akroa, Yemen.
  2. The detainee borrowed 40,000 Yemeni riyals from Hatim Moutawakel. The detainee knew Moutawakel owned several businesses in surrounding cities, but the detainee claimed no knowledge of their type or location. The detainee was to pay the money back to Moutawakel upon his return to Yemen.
  3. Jamat at Tabligh, a Pakistani-based Islamic missionary organization, is being used as a cover to mask travel and activities of terrorists including members of al Qaida.
  4. The detainee's name and variant was located on a computer file consisting of a list of contact numbers for captured al Qaida mujahideen scheduled to fight in Afghanistan. Pakistani authorities seized this computer media during a joint raid conducted against al Qaida associated safehouses in Rawalpindi on 1 March 2003.
  5. A variant of the detainee' s name was on a list of captured mujahideen located on a hard drive associated with a senior al Qaida operative.
  6. The detainee's name and variant of his alias was found on a document listing 324 Arabic names, aliases, and nationalities recovered from safehouse raids associated with suspected at Qaida in Karachi, Pakistan. According to the document, the detainee was in possession of several items, including a Saudi passport, ticket, and ID cards.
  7. On 14 December 2001, Pakistani authorities captured 84 mujahideen fighters fleeing Afghanistan. The detainee's name is located on a document published on the Internet in July 2002 containing information regarding the capture of these Taliban and al Qaida fighters who had crossed, the border in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
  8. The detainee's name is on a letter listing 68 probable at Qaida members incarcerated in Pakistan. An undated handwritten letter was recovered, along with materials linked to al Qaida, by allied personnel. The letter provided a list of names of incarcerated Arabs with their aliases and countries of origin, along with encouragement to incite the people against the Pakistani government.
c. Intent
The detainee has assaulted the guards and remains uncooperative and disruptive, spits on the guard force , and incites disturbances. Detainee has great disdain for the guard personnel , as well as Americans , and has threatened to kill or harm members of the guard force on several occasions.
d. Other Relevant Data
The detainee was assessed as not particularly forthcoming in interviews and, in addition to having a bad attitude, to holding back on information regarding extremist and al Qaida activities in Afghanistan and Yemen.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer:
a.

The detainee denied having any knowledge of the attacks in the U. S. prior to their execution on September 11th.

b.

The detainee denied receiving any weapons during his one-month stay in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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.