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CSRT Summary of Evidence memo for Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti


To: Personal Representative
From: OIC, CSRT (19 November 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti


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 associated with the Taliban and al Qaida:
  1. Originally from Hamam Lif, Tunisia[1], the detainee traveled to Jalalabad, Afghanistan via Italy; Belgium; Paris, France; London, England; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. The detainee was aided in his travels from Belgium to Afghanistan by a known Belgian-based Islamic facilitator.
  3. The detainee received training on the use of light arms at the Khaldan Camp near the Khowst Province, and the Derunta Camp in Jalalabad.
  4. The detainee is associated with the Tunisian Combat Group.
  5. The Tunisian Combat Group is a terrorist organization with links to al Qaida.
  6. The detainee was associated with a group involved in providing false passports/visas to senior terrorist members as well as having promoted and facilitated their travels through several western countries.
  7. The detainee lived in a Tunisian guesthouse in Jalalabad.
  8. The Tunisian guesthouse in Jalalabad consisted of Tunisian immigrants that formed a network to train and fight against the Tunisian government.
  9. In December 2001, the detainee was arrested at the Afghanistan border, while attempting to cross into Pakistan.

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


  1. When this document was first released, in March 2005, the location "Hamam Lif, Tunisia", was redacted.