- a. Commitment
- The detainee traveled from Tunis, Tunisia, to Frankfort , Germany, using a Tunisian passport with his true name. Once in Germany, the detainee applied for asylum by using the name Ayman Bin Nasro.
- In late 1999, while in Frankfort, Germany, the detainee used documentation in the name of Aiman Ben Nasru. The detainee claimed he was born on 20 December 1979 and his nationality was Libyan. The nationality and date of birth were false.
- The detainee earned money or a commission by arranging for Germans , French and
other nationalities to meet up with Arabs who were selling drugs..
- The detainee was arrested more than fifty times by the German Polizei, but never charged because he never carried drugs on his person.
- The detainee attended a Turkish mosque in Frankfort, Germany. The detainee met an Algerian at the mosque who suggested the detainee go to Pakistan in order to get his life straight.
- The Algerian the detainee met at the Turkish mosque put the detainee in touch with a different Algerian who provided the detainee with a fraudulent Italian passport and tourist visa for his travel to Pakistan.
- The detainee paid 200 German Marks for the passport, which was under the name Marinelle Escalu. The detainee also purchased his own airline ticket with money he made from selling drugs.
- The detainee traveled alone and did not have any trouble entering Pakistan with his false documents.
- The detainee and another individual traveled from Islamabad, Pakistan, to Peshawar, Pakistan, then to the border with Afghanistan.. They dressed like Afghans and crossed the border into Afghanistan without having the guards check their identification.
- From Khalden camp, the detainee traveled to Kandahar, Afghanistan to attend the institute to study the Koran. The detainee stayed at the institute for eight months studying.
- The detainee traveled to Lahore, Pakistan, where he joined the Lashkar al Tayibah Organization.
- During an interview in March 2002, the detainee reported that in January 2002 he traveled to Quetta, Pakistan and onward to Zahedan, Iran for a religious trip sponsored by the Lashkar Organization. The Iranians subsequently arrested the detainee on 29 January 2002.
- During an interview in February 2003, the detainee reported he fled Pakistan because he was afraid he would be arrested after the attacks on America. The detainee traveled to Zahedan , Iran, using a guide. The Iranians stopped the detainee when he reached Zahedan, and he was arrested because he did not have any identification.
- b. Training
- During an interview in March 2002, the detainee reported he attended Khalden camp in approximately December 2000. The detainee received light weapons training, along with combat training, for three months.
- During an interview in March 2003 the detainee reported he received light weapons training, heavy artillery and anti-aircraft weapons training from three separate instructors.
- c. Connections/Associations
- The detainee stayed with a Tunisian while in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Tunisian was a member of Al Nahdah, an extremist Islamic party in Tunisia.
- The institute the detainee attended in Kandahar, Afghanistan was called the Shari a Institute. The institute was closely associated with Usama bin Laden and located near Usama bin Laden's family residence.
- The detainee was a former Usama bin Laden bodyguard.
- d. Other Relevant Data
- During an interview in June 2004, the detainee clarified that he did not attend Khalden Training Camp. The detainee advised that all previous information he provided about training at the Khalden Camp and weapons use was not true.
- In January 2005, the detainee was questioned about his travel to Italy, prior to his arrival in Germany. The detainee indicated he did not recall how he entered Italy from Tunisia, and he denied having a place to stay once he was in Italy. During further questioning about Italy, the detainee refused to speak.
- The detainee advised he will have a problem if he is returned to Tunisia. The Tunisian government believes that anyone who went to Afghanistan went there to fight so they could come back to Tunisia and overthrow the government.
- During an interview in July 2005, the detainee chanted during the entire interrogation and did not respond to the interrogator.
- During an interview in September 2005, the detainee did not talk at all during the session and was uncooperative.
- The detainee sees jihad as necessary only when non-Muslims attack Muslims and/or for defending a Muslim country from assault on their religion.
- Per the detainee, the killing of innocent civilians is not allowed in the Muslim religion.
- The detainee denied knowing of any extremist groups at Khalden Camp. The detainee
reported he is a normal guy with no extremist affiliations.
- The detainee stated that the idea that al Qaida calls non-Muslims infidels is wrong. The
detainee stated suicide bombers are not martyrs; suicide bombers are just committing suicide, which is wrong.