Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Said Kuman, Ahmed Yaslam (28 February 2005)

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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

28 February 2005

From: Presiding Officer
Via: Assisting Military Officer
To: Said Kuman, Ahmed Yaslam
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Said Kuman, Ahmed Yaslam
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 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 answered a fatwa for Jihad issued by Sheikh Hamoud al Aqla, of Yemen against the infidels, General Masoud and the Northern Alliance.
  2. Sheikh Hamoud al Aqla is a Saudi Mufti who issued fatwahs and encouraged people to fight Jihad against Christians and Jews. Al Aqla condoned the 11 Sep 01, attacks against the United States. In addition he helped raise money for Usama Bin Laden until his death in Saudi Arabia in 2001.
  3. The detainee traveled from Yemen to Afghanistan to fight the jihad , attended multiple training camps in once there, was present during the United States bombing campaign, and was captured on the 29th day of Ramadan by the Northern Alliance.
b. Training
  1. The detainee attended training at al Farouq, participating in Advanced Commando training in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Training consisted of rappelling, sniper training, kidnapping, assassinations, poisons and explosives.
c. Connection
  1. A senior al Qaida lieutenant confirmed the detainee’s presence at the frontlines in Kabul and Qandahar .
  2. The detainee’s name was found on a computer file seized during a raid on al Qaida associated safe houses in Rawalpindi on 1 March 2003. According to the file, the individuals listed were mujahidin who had come to Afghanistan in December 2001 but had not completed training and therefore were not ready to fight in the war.
  3. The detainee’s name was found on a document listing al Qaida mujahidin and the contents of their “trust” accounts recovered during raids against al Qaida associated safe houses in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
  4. The detainee’s pocket litter/property included a Casio watch (Model F-91 W).
  5. The Casio Watch (Model F-91 W) has been used in bombings linked to al Qaida and radical Islamic terrorist improvised explosive devices.
d. Intent
  1. The detainee served on the front line and was assumed to be a bodyguard for Usama Bin Laden.
  2. The detainee was a fighter in Tora Bora and had the following weapons with him: the Kalashnikov rifle, the PK machine gun and the rocket propelled grenade (RPG).
  3. The detainee participated in military operations against the United States coalition in Bagram and in Tora Bora.
  4. The detainee stated that he didn’t believe Usama Bin Laden (UBL) before, but now that he has been in custody for nearly two years, he has been convinced by others that UBL is correct.
  5. During an interrogation, the detainee related that the actions of the guards had convinced him all Americans are bad. He stated “America would soon pay the price for its actions.”
4.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer

The detainee stated that he knows of no information about al Qaida and did not fight against the United States.
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.

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