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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Idris Ahmed Abdu Qader Idris (2006-04-06)


Department of Defense Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants at US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

6 April 2006
To: Idris Ahmed Abdu Qader Idris
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Idris Ahmed Abdu Qader Idris

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 decided to go to Afghanistan in April 2001 at the suggestion of Mohammad Al Qadi, Imam of the Al Khair Mosque.
  2. The detainee stayed in Kabul , Afghanistan teaching the Koran at a local mosque for approximately eight months.
  3. The detainee stated he paid for all of his own food while teaching at the mosque. The detainee received absolutely nothing in return for spending six days a week for eight months teaching at the mosque.
b. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee' s travel to Afghanistan was facilitated by an individual who prayed at the Khair Mosque and arranged for other detainees' trips.
  2. The individual who facilitated the detainee's travel to Afghanistan has been identified by a known al Qaida member as a fund collector and recruiter for al Qaida.
  3. An individual from the detainee's mosque, al Qadi, gave the detainee approximately 100 United States Dollars for the detainee's trip and paid for the detainee's plane ticket.
  4. Prior to departure, al Qadi told the detainee that a man identified as Abdul Razzaq Mohammad would meet the detainee at the airport in Karachi.
  5. The detainee said an individual arranged for him to stay in Khowst, Afghanistan in a room located within a restaurant. The detainee stayed there for approximately twenty days, and during that time the detainee saw the individual several times.
  6. The individual who arranged for the detainee's room in Khowst has been identified by intelligence sources as Mullah Rosi Khan, a mid-level district Taliban commander.
  7. Information gathered in November 2003 stated that the former Taliban area commander in Kabul, Afghanistan had formed a new hit-and-run group in the Zabul Province of Afghanistan. One of the Taliban commanders in that group was Mullah Rosi Khan.
  8. The detainee joined a group of thirty Arabs that was being organized by Mohammad Annas. Annas promised to help the detainee and others raise funds to permit their return to Yemen once the party reached Pakistan. They were all apprehended once they reached the Parachinar border checkpoint. #Mohammed Annas is a known alias for Ali Hamza Ismail, media coordinator for Usama bin Laden. Ismail was captured along with 29 other Arabs by Pakistan authorities.
c. Other Relevant Data
The detainee said that he never traveled outside of Yemen before he went to Afghanistan.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

The detainee denied going to fight or train in Afghanistan and said he has never fired a weapon of any kind. The detainee continues to say he went to Afghanistan to teach the Koran.


The detainee denied contact with any European or United States businessmen or government employees.


The detainee denied ever receiving any military or weapons training while in Afghanistan.


The detainee denied ever having any membership in or ties with the Taliban or at Qaida.


The detainee was querried regarding any knowledge or planning of internal uprisings at the Guantanamo detention facility with negative results.


The detainee denied knowledge of any rumors or plans of future attacks on the United States or its interests.


The detainee stated he has fulfilled his obligation to teach the Koran and has no intention of pursuing any further Koranic teaching opportunities.


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.