Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Shamsullah

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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

From: Presiding Officer
To: Ullah, Shams
Via: Assisting Military Officer
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Ullah, Shams


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 die 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 to Jihad and Extremism

Detainee was wounded in a firefight against the United States and its coalition forces.


Detainee was told by Umted States and the Afghanistan Military forces to stop. The detainee subsequently fired a full magazine of ammunition at the United States and Afghanistan Military forces.

b. Connections and Associations

Detainee was associated with a suspected member of Jama'at Tablighi [sic].


Jama'at Tablighi, a Pakistan based Islamic missonary organization is being used as a cover to mask travel and activities of terrorists including members of al Qaida.


Detainee is assessed as having familial ties to al Qaida.


Detainee is associated with a possible al Qaida cell leader.


The following primary factors favor release or transfer:


The detainee denied having any knowledge of the attacks in the United States prior to their execution on 11 September 2001.


Detainee said the work he performed as a security force member was to respond to fights within the village when they involved rival tribes.


The detainee said he was just a store vendor.


The detainee denied being a Taliban member.


The detainee claimed he only owned an AK-47 to protect himself and his family.


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 me AMO form a confidential relationship with you or represent you in any other matter.