Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Said Kuman, Ahmed Yaslem (31 January 2006)

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Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants

at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

31 January 2006

To: Said Kuman, Ahmed Yaslem
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Said Kuman, Ahmed Yaslam

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.


The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Commitment
  1. The detainee followed a fatwa for Jihad in Afghanistan.
  2. The detainee was seen at a guesthouse on the Taliban front lines in Kabul, Afghainstan during late 1999 - early 2000 and was identified as suspected al Qaida.
  3. The detaiene traveled from Yemen to Quetta, Pakistan and then to Kandahar, Afghanistan to fight.
  4. After his training, the detainee traveled to the Taliban Center in downtown Kabul. The detainee asked to go to the fighting at the front lines. The detainee was sent to a bunker for three months to guard the airport.
  5. The detainee was identified as the bus driver for a guesthouse in Kandahar in April 2001. The detainee was seen in Tora Bora, in the Talout region, where he was a fighter and had the following weapons with him: Kalashnikov rifle, the PK machine gun and the rocket propelled grenade.
b. Training
The detainee trained at Al Farouq then participated in advanced commando training in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Commando training consisted of rappelling and instruction in the areas of kidnapping, assassinations, poisons and explosives.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee was identified as suspected al Qaida due to his association with the Kandahar Airport group.
  2. The detainee was identified as having served on the front line and as having been a bodyguard for Usama bin Laden.
  3. The detainee's name appeared on a computer disk from an alleged al Qaida safe house on Tariq road in Karachi, Pakistan.
  4. The detainee's name appears on a list of al Qaida Mujahidin and hte contents of his trust account was found on a computer recovered from al Qaida associated safe houses in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  5. The detainee claimed he was personal friends with Usama bin Laden's son and that Usama bin Laden treated the detainee like one of his own sons. The detainee claimed he had access to Usama bin Laden at anytime because of this relationship. The detainee used to live at the Kandahar Airport Complex.
  6. The detainee claimed that Usama bin Laden was like a father to him.
d. Intent
The detainee has made statements expressing his desire to continue Jihad against the United States.
e. Other Relevant Data
  1. The detainee was in possession of a Casio model F-91W watch at the time of capture.
  2. The Casio model F-91W watch has been used in bombings that have been linked to al Qaida and radical Islamic terrorist used to make improvised explosive devices.
  3. When the American planes started bombing the detainee traveled to Jalalabad, which fell to the Northern Alliance. He was captured on the 28th day of Ramadan and handed over to the American Forces.
  4. The detainee was captured by Pakistani Forces in the Nangarhar Province as part of a group of Taliban and al Qaida fighters fleeing from Afghanistan to Pakistan after 11 September 2001.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer

The detainee denies knowledge of al Qaida and claims he did not fight against the United States.

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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