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CSRT Summary of Evidence memo for AL ZAHRANI, Yasser Talal


To: Tribunal Members
From: OIC, CSRT (22 September 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- AL ZAHRANI, Yasser Tala


Under the provisions of the Secretary of the Navy Memorandum, dated 29 July 2004, Implementation of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Procedures for Enemy Combatants Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Cuba, a Tribunal has been appointed to review the detainee's designation as an enemy combatant.


An enemy combatant has been defined as "an individual who was part of or supporting the Taliban or al Qaida forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This included any person who committed a belligerent act or has directly supported hostilities in aid of enemy armed forces."


The United States Government has previously determined that the detainee is an enemy combatant. This determination is based on information possessed by the United States that the detainee is a member of the Taliban and participated in military operations against the United States and its coalition partners.

a. The detainee is a Taliban fighter:
  1. The detainee traveled to Afghanistan in July 2001 to participate in the Jihad.
  2. Detainee trained at a Taliban Center in Konduz, Afghanistan.
  3. Detainee trained on the use of the AK-47 rifle, the Makarov pistol, hand grenades, and field training.
b. The detainee participated in military operations against the coalition.
  1. Detainee was assigned as a guard to a second line post between Konduz and Talogan.
  2. Detainee arrived at the fighting position at the beginning of the second week of September 2001.
  3. Detainee retreated to Mazar-E-Sharif and was wounded during the uprising.

The detainee has the opportunity to contest his designation as an enemy combatant. The Tribunal will endeavor to arrange for the presence of any reasonably available witnesses or evidence that the detainee desires to call or introduce to prove that he is not an enemy combatant. The Tribunal President will determine the reasonable availability of availability of evidence or witnesses.


Exhibit R-1