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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Qurbi, Muhammad Mubarak Salim Al Shadakh (2006)

Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
5 May 2006
To: Al Qurbi, Muhammad Mubarak Salim Al Shadakh

Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Al Qurbi, Muhammad Mubarak Salim Al Shadakh


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


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 traveled extensively during the period of December 2000 through November 2001. Multiple visits to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates, a one-week stop in Syria, and a five-month stay in Malaysia are recorded in his passport.
  2. The detainee was observed onboard a Taliban airplane ferrying fighters bound for northern Afghanistan.
  3. The detainee was identified as an al Qaida member responsible for smuggling weapons, al Qaida personnel, and drugs into Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
  4. While in Afghanistan the detainee transported Mujahedin fighters from the Hamza al Ghamdi guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan to the front lines in Bagram, Afghanistan.
b. Training
  1. The detainee was reported to have trained at the al Farouq training camp in tactics, weapons, and explosives in 2000.
  2. The detainee's passport, seized during his arrest, contains forged entry/exit stamps for Malaysia. These forged stamps were often provided to al Qaida members who trained at the al Farouq camp.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee was identified as having worked directly for al Qaida under al Ghamdi.
  2. A former bodyguard of Usama bin Laden identified the detainee as an al Qaida member.
  3. The detainee was identified as being part of a security element associated with senior operative Abd al Rahman al Nashiri.
  4. Al Nashiri is a key suspect in the U.S.S. Cole bombings and, according to Abu Zubaydah, was most recently planning retaliatory attacks against the United States government with Khalid Shaykh Mohammed.
  5. The detainee attended a religious meeting of Jamat-al-Tabligh at a mosque in Leewand, Pakistan. During his stay at the mosque, the detainee talked to members of Jamat-al-Tabligh about the Koran and Al-Dawa.
  6. The Jamat-al-Tabligh is a Pakistan-based Islamic missionary organization believed to be used as a cover to mask travel and activities of terrorists, including members of al Qaida.
d. Intent
  1. The detainee was identified as having fought in northern Afghanistan against General Dostum and other parties considered enemies of the Taliban.
  2. The detainee swore bayat to Usama bin Laden.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer:
The detainee claims to have no specific knowledge of the Taliban, al Qaida, or other extremist activities in the countries he visited. The detainee denied having any knowledge of the attacks in the United States prior to their execution on 11 September 2001 and also denied knowledge of any rumors or plans of future attacks on the United States or its interests.

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.