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Unclassified summary of evidence for administrative review board in the case of Matin, Abdul (2005-08-01)

Department of Defense
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy
Combatants at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1 August 2005
To: Matin, Abdul
Subject: Unclassified summary of evidence for administrative review board in the case of Matin, Abdul

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.


The following primary factors favor continued detention:

a. Connections/Associations
  1. The detainee began working for the Taliban approximately one and a half to two months after the Taliban captured Mazar-e Sharif . He obtained his position from Sharifuddin who was the Chief of the Taliban Intelligence Department in Mazar-e Sharif at that time.
  2. The detainee was the deputy Chief of the Estakbarat (Taliban Intelligence Service) in Mazar-e Sharif .
b. Other Relevant Data:
As a prisoner at the Sherbergan prison, the detainee was considered to be a threat based on what Jonbesh-e Milli Intelligence considered hard-line al Qaida and Taliban sentiments and a demonstrated ability to carry out threats, Jonbesh-e Milli Intelligence ran the Shebergan prison and was responsible for intelligence on its detainee.
4. The following primary factors favor release or transfer:

The detainee stated he didn't hate Americans, he just wished to be released and to be given a specific time he will leave Cuba.


The detainee stated he came back to Afghanistan to look after some property and was not connected with anybody.|-


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,