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Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Razzak, Abdul (2006-08-05)

UNCLASSIFIED
Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
5 August 2006
To: Razzak, Abdul
Subject: Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Razzak, Abdul
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 detianee said he was forced to serve the Taliban three months out of every year since they came to power in 1992.
  2. The detainee was a driver and fought in the Russian jihad|Soviet occupation of Afghanistan|Russian jihad for a commander of approximately 800 to 1000 soldiers. The commander became a military commander in Afghanistan after the jihad.
  3. A source stated that Taliban fighters go to the military commander's compound in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The fighters receive money, supplies and orders at the compound.
b. Training
  1. A source stated that the detainee was involved in a terrorist training camp near Khotal-e-Morcha mountain pass outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  2. A source stated that the detainee was directly involved in assassination attempts. The source stated that the detainee also attempted to have other personnel participated in suicide missions. The detainee provided training on how to use explosive vests.
c. Connections/Associations
  1. A source stated that the detainee was originally a freedom fighter against the Soviets, a member of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin has staged small attacks in its attempts to force United States troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, overthrow the Afghan Transitional Administration and establish a fundamentalist state. Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin has long-established ties with Usama bin Laden .
  2. The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin has staged small attacks in its attempt to force United States troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, overthrow the Afghan Transitional Administration and establish a fundamentalist state. Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin has long established ties with Usama bin Laden.
  3. A source stated that the detainee was part of the main security escort for Usama bin Laden.
  4. A source stated that the detainee was paid to smuggle 50 Arab family members out of Afghanist and into Zabul, Iran through Afghanistan's Nimroz Province .
  5. A source stated that the detainee was high in the al Qaida hierarchy and acted as a smuggler and facilitator. The detainee received money and weapons from Syria. The source stated that al Qaida's operational leader provided weapons to the detainee.
  6. The detainee provided details of weapons shipments and weapons smuggling routes of Jamiat Islami .
  7. The Jamiat Ulema e Islami is a radical Sunni religious-political party best known for its anti-United States threats, vocal support of Usama bin Ladin and sponsorship of some 3,000 religious schools.
  8. The detainee was identified as a senior leader of a 40-man unit for the Taliban in Afghanistan. A source stated that the unit receives money, weapons and support from al Qaida and continually plans to kill Americans.
  9. A source stated that the detainee was the number two commander of the unit and also the Taliban Supreme Commander in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  10. The detainee stated that the 40-man unit's commander gave the detainee his satellite phone number so President Karzai could contact the 40-man unit's commander and order him to turn in the rest of his weapons if President Karzai desired it.
  11. A source stated that the 40=man units' leaders stayed in a contact through satellite telephones.
  12. The detainee was detained as a suspected member of a Taliban organization.
d. Other Relevant Data
  1. The detainee helped an individual escapt from a Ministry of Intelligence Prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  2. The individual is an exiled Afghan commander.
  3. In early 2004, the exiled Afghan commander was known to have distributed approximately 40,000 small arms of unknown origin to former mujahedin fighters and personal associates located in Herat Province , Afghanistan.
  4. A source stated that the detainee received weapons shipments, plastic explosives, night-vision equipment, missiles, small arms and ammunition from Syria. The weapons come form Sytia to Zahedan, Iran and were smuggled into Afghanistan.
  5. A source stated that military weapons were delivered to the detainee who aided in it's distribution to a terrorist team. The source stated that the detainee also had a night vision and telescoping optical device to use during mission preparation and for surveillance on United States Forces.
  6. A source stated that the detaioee was knowledgeable of an assassiation plot against President Karzai the day before it occurred.
  7. On 2 November 2001, source indicated that senior Taliban officials were extremely concerned about stopping opposition leader Hamid Karzai. During conversation between the detainee and a senior Taliban leader, they discussed the fact that Karzai had escapted a Taliban attack.
  8. A source stated that the detainee attempted to have two other individuals kill the Kandahar, Afghanistan Governor.
  9. A source stated that in 2002, the detainee claimed that there were still suicide pilots in the United States who could carry out their missions.
4.

The following primary factors favor release or transfer

a.

The detainee claims he is not a Taliban member.

b.

The detainee vehemently denies that he is currently associated with the Taliban.

c.

The detainee states that the Taliban is a stupid organization.

d.

An individual that was part of a 40-man team was under the command of Abdul Razaq .

e.

The individual described Abdbul Razaq as having dark eyes, a full beard, and taller than himself. The individual claims this Abdul Razaq is not the same person as the detainee.

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.