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Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Qahtani, Said Muhammed Husyan

UNCLASSIFIED
Combatant Status Review Board
TO: Personal Representative
FROM: OIC, CSRT (21 September 2004)
Subject: Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Qahtani, Said Muhammed Husyan
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 Qaeda forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. This includes 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 detainee is associated with al Qaida and the Taliban.

a. The detainee is associated with al Qaida and the Taliban:
  1. The detainee traveled from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan multiple times during the period between 2000 and 2001 and received training on the Kalashnikov assault rifle, PK machine gun, and Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) at the Kubah training camp.
  2. The detainee returned to Afghanistan in April 2001 after hearing a fatwa concerning assisting the Taliban.
  3. The detainee admitted spending 7-10 days with a high ranking al Qaida official at a safe house located in Rawibandy, Pakistan in May 2000.
b. The detainee participated in military operations against the coalition.
  1. The detainee received military training in small arms, armor, and tactics at Taliban training camps.
  2. The detainee served with a Taliban unit on the front lines near Kabul, Afghanistan.
  3. After fleeing through the Tora Bora region, the detainee was captured by Pakistani Forces on 18 December 2001 near Parachinar, Pakistan.
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 evidence or witnesses.