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CSRT Summary of Evidence memo for Azimullah

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UNCLASSIFIED
COMBATANT STATUS REVIEW BOARD


To: Personal Representative
From: OIC, CSRT (November 1 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal [ (b)(6) ]


1.

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.

2.

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."

3.

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 associated with forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.

a. The detainee is associated with forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.
1.

The detainee attended the Shinkay and Zaku Khel madrassas in Afghanistan.

2.

The detainee was a student at the madrassa during the Taliban rule.

3.

The detainee acted as a guide to a group of individuals attacking the Salerno Fire Base.

4.

The detainee acted as the guide for a group that had weapons, surveillance equipment (camera and binoculars) and radios.

5.

The detainee met with an Arab man and an Afghan man who gave him money prior to the attack on the firebase.

6.

The detainee was arrested for aiding personnel in operations against the Salerno Fire Base.

7.

The detainee was captured after the group that he was traveling with were engaged in a gunfight with Afghan Militia Force (AMF).

4.

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.


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Exhibit R-1