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CSRT Summary of Evidence memo for Abdul Ghafour


To: Personal Representative
From: OIC, CSRT (04 October 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal [ (b)(6) ]


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 indicates that he is a member of the Taliban.

a. The detainee is a member of the Taliban.

The detainee is the former district officer for the Taliban in Zormat, Afghanistan.


The detainee ordered an individual to emplace weapons caches in the Zormat district for use against U.S. forces.

b. The detainee participated in military operations against the United States or its coalition partners.

The detainee commanded a group of troops responsible for the 20-21 July 2002 bombings against the U.S. base in Gardez, Afghanistan.


The detainee fired on U.S. forces when they attempted to enter his property.


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