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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of (LNU), Sharifullah (2006-04-30)

UNCLASSIFIED
Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
30 June 2006
To: LNU, Sharifullah
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of LNU, Sharifullah
1.

An Administrative Review Board will be convened to review your case to determine if your continued detention is necessary,

2.

The Administrative Review Board will conduct a comprehensive review of all reasonably available and relevant information regarding your case. At the conclusion of this review the Board will make a recommendation to: (1) release you to your home state; (2) transfer you to your home state, with conditions agreed upon by the United States and your home state; or (3) continue your detention under United States control.

3. The following primary factors favor continued detention:
a. Commitment
  1. The detainee claimed that he obtained his counterfeit student identification from Karachi, Pakistan while he worked there for one month as a guard. He asked the dean of the school for the identification, which lists him as a Pakistani national, so that the Karachi police would not detaine him due to his Afghanistan citizenship.
  2. The detainee, his brother, and two others decided to join Haji Qadir's campaign in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban.
  3. The detainee stated he assisted Haji Qadir in Afghanistan for approximately three years.
  4. After the fall of the Taliban, Haji Qadir became the Governor of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Subsequently, the detainee became a soldier for General Said Agha in Jalalabad, Afghanistan for approximately three months.
b. Training
  1. The detainee stated he completed two months of training at the Gund Talimi Military School in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  2. The detainee's training for the Presidential detail involved two months of special training. During the two months the detainee and approximately forty others were trained by foreign government services on the Kalashnikov, physical training, low crawl, and the use of riot gear such as helmets and shields.
  3. The detainee and other bombers studied how to use bombs in a madrasa in Pakistan where the bombs were made.
  4. The detainee was identified by name as having attended the Zakar Khel training camp in Pakistan.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee's brother is a captain at General Said Agha's compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The detainee stated that the day prior to his arrest he was in the city. When the detainee returned to the compound, his brother was with two men. The detainee stated he knew one of the men from the 22 days the detainee spent at the compound; however, this was the first time the detainee met the other man. The detainee stated the first individual was a soldier under the command of General Said Agha. However, the detainee said the other man (who goes by the Ajmal) was a soldier for General Said Agha.
  2. The detainee stated that he was sleeping at one of General Agha's military compounds with his brother, Ajmal, and another man at the time of a raid and the detainee's ensuing arrest.
  3. The third man present during the raid was known as Ghorzang.
  4. The detainee stated that the night prior to the detainee's arrest Ghorzan had rotated back to the compound. The detainee stated he knew Ghorzand previously when they both worked as soldiers for General Agha.
  5. The brother of the detainee was identified as a senior Taliban member and has initiated amnesty talks with the Afghan Army. As a condition of the amnesty talks, he desires the release of two men from prison. One individual was formerly a platoon commander under Qari Naqib identified as Ghorzang.
  6. The detainee worked under the command of General Mohammad Karim for seven months. The detainee's direct supervisor for the detail was Major Abdul Manan.
d. Detainee Actions and Statements
During initial questioning the morning of their capture, the detainee and Ghorzang admitted that they were going to place the bombs the previous night but were convinced to wait until morning.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer
a.

The detainee was questioned on 8 February 2003 and denied any knowledge of the plan to use explosives.

b.

The detainee was asked where he would go if released from Cuba. The detainee stated he would probably go home to Pakistan where most of his family lives and would work with one of his other brothers in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

c.

The detainee stated he has never, now would ever, fight the Americans because the Americans came to Afghanistan to help the people, not to hurt of kill them.

d.

The detainee stated he holds no resentment toward Americans and will not harbor any bad will to Americans if released and returned to Afghanistan. The detainee stated he would not hurt Americans even if he believed he could get away with it and no one would see or know about it.

5.

You will be afforded a meaningful opportunity to be heard and to present information to the Board; this includes an opportunity to be physically present at the proceeding, The Assisting Military Officer (AMO) will assist you in reviewing all relevant and reasonably available unclassified information regarding your case. The AMO is not an advocate for or against continued detention, nor may the AMO form a confidential relationship with you or represent you in any other matter.