Unclassified summary of evidence for administrative review board in the case of Abdul Mateen (2007-04-10)

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Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
10 April 2007
To: Abdul Mateen
Subject: Unclassified summary of evidence for administrative review board in the case of Abdul Mateen

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; (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.


The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Commitment
  1. In the fall of 1998, the detainee traveled from Mansehra, Pakistan to Sheberghan, Afghanistan.
  2. The detainee was asked to write items such as letters and receipts in an unofficial capacity for the Taliban.
  3. The detainee led the Office of Intelligence in Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan during the initial years of the Taliban.
  4. The detainee was sent to prison in Kabul, Afghanistan by the original director of intelligence.
  5. The detainee was paid 100,000 Afghan Rupees a month, the equivalent of 21 United States Dollars, by the director of intelligence for the Taliban while staying as a guest.
  6. During the spring of 2002, the detainee was on a trip from Pakistan via Kabul, Afghanistan to Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan. The detainee was injured by an explosion at a bazaar in Mazar e Sharif.
  7. Following the explosion at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan the injured detainee was taken to Kabul, Afghanistan. In Kabul, a friend drove the detainee to a Taliban intelligence office and the detainee was turned over to the police.
  8. The detainee was transferred from a prison in Kabul, Afghanistan to a prison in Sheberghan, Afghanistan.
  9. The detainee's second jail term lasted over one year.
b. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee's name was part of a list of names of Sheberghan, Afghanistan prisoners affiliated with the Taliban and at Qaida and was deemed a continuing threat to the Coalition forces.
  2. A source has identified the detainee as the Deputy Chief of the Taliban Intelligence Directorate in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.
  3. When captured the detainee had a Casio F-91 W watch on his person.
  4. The Casio model F-91 W watch has been used in bombings that have been linked to al Qaida and radical Islamic terrorist improvised explosive devices.
  5. The detainee met an old associate that led to him getting involved with the Taliban.
c. Other Relevant Data
  1. The detainee's family' s land and property was taken when the Soviets occupied Afghanistan. Once the Taliban regime was removed, the detainee's family's land and property was redistributed back to the people .
  2. The detainee has stated that he graduated from high school in 1992 and then became a teacher and taught school in the Masehra, Pakistan area.
  3. The detainee was imprisoned after being accused of taking bribes from the Northern Alliance.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

The detainee claims he was not involved in anyway with the Taliban.


The detainee stated he does not hate Americans, and just wishes to be released.


During an interview at the Sheberghan, Afghanistan prison, the detainee denied being the deputy of the director of intelligence for the Taliban.


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,

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