Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF) Interview of Guantanamo Bay Detainee re: Circumstances of Detainee's Capture in Afghanistan

This investigative report was generated by the Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF) Report of Investigative Activity and the interview of the detainee at Camp Delta was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Navy Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The detainee being interviewed complains of being mistreated while in detention and during his transport. The detainee claims he was wrongly picked-up and charged with terrorist offenses. He states that his fellow villagers turned him over for money and over a long standing dispute over money.

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Friday, July 18, 2003
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18 Jul 03 GTMO, Cuba
1. DATE OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY 2. PLACE 3. ACTIVITY NUMBER
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4111.11.1.1 -b (2-) 7 " CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE TASK FORCE (CITF) REPORT OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY
4. REMARKS
Subject Intetview of: (UNK)111M11111M,
Date/Place: 18 Jul 03/GTMO, Cuba
07/18/03 be)) CC) -5"

On 18 Jul 03, Internment Serial Number (ISNAMINNI ¦MO
L , was interviewed by "
-,Federal Bureau of Investigation, SA Naval Criminal investigative

Service, and'. to (1 CC)-6
another US Government official at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The interview was conducted in
Pashtu i h M(C) -____.ttra-c-

and translated by 1111111=1. 41M1111 provided the Tollowing information:
ilININI.wroplained of being mistreated by US forces while in detention in Bagram and during his transit to
Ca m p

intedTe¦ mem on his wrists that he claimed were caused by the shackles. Additionally,Delta.
41111111¦.(--1 co-5-
claimed that he was upset by having to wear a hood while in transit and that guards did not respond to a
pain in his e--f")) CC

ear. Further,11111111111 alleged that the guards beat him. While in transit01111116 informed the translator of his ills
and
was told that a doctor would see hiM later.

-According to .11114,e was innocent of any offense. US forces came to his house while he was having a meal with WC"))1(C) -X guests. US and Afghan military personnel entered his home and started searching. US forces showed
lo t ryryy^ er)
11111.1-a- (C.)-5­
admitted that it was his
brother, .19 f"er)-S-

picture of his brother that they had found in his house and asked who it was. Mr ­
and further stated that his brother was out of towrimoi•was told that weapons had been found in his
house, but lvel)M -
quntered that they were actually found at his brother's house. was extremely upset that he

1111111111Nc.
was w In)e-
detained in front of the female members of his family and stated that he was innocent of any crime.
1 later modified his story regarding the weapons and admitted that only two weapons were found at this
house. b (")) (C)-s-

One of these weapons was a Kalashnikov and the other was a British weapon that did not work. During this
later • 10 rho) -s---ip I-7)(6-r

recant,,0111116 stated that the two weapons were used for bird huntinglogfurther stated that any
additional
weapons may be the property of his brother, and that if there were any weapons, they had been acquired
from a

mujahadeen eight-to-ten years ago that was acquainted with his brother. Another theory suggested by
111 •11 ViCC)

that the weapons may belong a village leader, and reiterated that his brother would know the provenance of
the

weapons. (-)) (a°
On multiple occasions asked that his accuser be presented to him. According to - an enemy of
his --47h)(01

family had perpetrated an unsubstantiated rumor that'll. had weapons. owever ;thterb)als7tnthis
allegation /k2Na)-s-tt»tt)-3

was an argument thatillIMbrotheriffleM/0(phonetic) had had with 11•11111111M(phonetic).
11//11/•-• b I rn-
Aspi4ndellIellektoad a long-standing disagreement over money. Further, J was in the
AfghanNI.,c--) ?oh---"--)0 el) a)-3 ,6(-)) a).())Et.)-.3

Army and used ffis relationship with US forces to convince the US that .11111111had weapons at his house. 411=10--.))(C)-5"
insisted that he had been wrongly accused and implicated with the weapons.
escribed an added dimension to the conflict between his brother and "enemies of his family."
According 6 C"\C C)-S
AIM a member of one tribe was killed, so someone from the offending tribe killed a member of the

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oppoSing group. This occurred approximately eight years ago and was a factor in the animosity held against 011011
family. I,, (-A CO-5— (a (-ACC)--*-$
r)(C) -S—
e cause.
111.11.Fstated, "This man ( the \.6
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4. REMARKS (Continued)d19 C)) 5-())co -s--
opined that if he
On multiple occasionseIIIIIII1 asked for proof that he had committed some offense.
were a Cy)C()--3 _ (---)Ierc)-

ar_id_
and then himself.1111111110insisted that he was a simple farmer and)s
fighter, he would have killed that it — (D) Cc) -3 wat only the false allegations ofd that had drawn the attention of the US onto MEW.
6 (-7)Ca-5—
suggested that his brother would straighten out the situation, but that US forces would not let him communicate with his opined that there was no reason to arrest him and
brother. As an additional mark of his innocence,
asked, \ ()(C)"

1
"why me and not my brothers?" who were also presentt at the meal.111111111ripfalcthCa?hiscrother
4111=16-1, C)) (Cy 3
111111111Pad traveled to speak with a district official named Mlle about a road that was to built near
Villio-5­
(1) (a-
lorgerSalMilb family
compound, and that this was why his brother was unavailable to corroborate his story.
riya-511111111111,

insisted that he knew nothing of the weapons found by US forces in his family's compound. Further, _11111111&
'11(16-0-C—
911"" directed US forces to interview the people of his village.4111111111insis e hat the people of the village would
support
his story and corroborate that he knew nothing of the weapons and was just a simple farmer.11.1111t2r ()-

that only "commanders have weapons, little people don't," and that he was a simple, uneducated farmer...6 claimed to
be unable to read or write Pashtu. The only formal education he had was through religious training.14111 L.-47)(c) did adinit to knowing a few words of Dad, but no other languages. 191161-)410MMistated that his family farmed a plot together and grew vegetables, specifically onions and pomegranates. oits-0-1111111111stated that his hands were smooth and did not reflect hard manual labor because the "doctors gave him something to soften them." To explain how his hands could heal from the rigors of farm work,allalkaP -that, "my hands just got better" and "If you cut me it will heal in four months." ,,I, (O-3 '' family had mdntained the farm since moving to from Jalalabad approximately four
1
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years ))(0'S remained in Jalalabad described that pomegranates were
ago. Only111111111s brother.planted in tic, ()) c(). r Le")) (c) 0"; 1111 0)(0-I--the fall, but later changed this to planting in the spfilg and harvest in the fall. had no idea of how
1,e''))Cc)
large this
year's crop of pomegranates would be.alleclaimed that last year, his family harvested 50 man phonetic)

of 6 7)(0- s--
pornegranates.11111111tamily also has goats and cows. giallt family also grows onions in one section
and grain \o [-)) (C)in another section of land. The entire family works the land and all of the family members live within a compound
together, but in separate houses. The individual families eat by themselves, but share a guesthouse for guests. t -h(c)..cFurther,.stated that two of his brothers do not get along, but that the others are close. returned to the theme that certain elements In the village were happy to see him arrested by US
forces a d, 1)(G)-r said, "my enemies are very happy I was captured. They stab people in the back." Again, atamended this sloh)(e) r
statement later by saying that he didn't personally have enemies, but that his brother did due to the
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altercationd -­
explained that his brother had a fight approximately ten days
between his brother andalM111.111. d
prior tod

o)rci-s--
his capture by US forces and implied that this was somehow linked to the bad blood between his brother
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...tat-5)(1)-3411111‘-12(10--'Ad
.
admitted that if the weapons found in the compound had been new, he would be guilty. However, the
weapons

Further, it was possible that the weapons belonged to.1111111.(phonetic) a well-known commander..T

ec)i
really belonged to his brother.M.rcoul not have returned the weapons to anyone because once
someone is
given a weapon, that person was responsible to the commander who provided it.

-denied being a member of the Taliban or Al Qaeda. Additionally.l.had heard of the HIG, but
heard K`.\9(--))d 10 etc o -E for the first time approximately four months ago and did not know anything about the organ
tan. Further,
stated that the Tali an did not bring peace. Only since the US arrival has Afghanistan been peaceful. 1111.11treiterated that the weapons had been provided eight-to-ten years ago. Further, 111011tclaimed that he told o--
\Not-Deo- s--4 )-
US forces where to find five boxes of ammunition. dL family brought the ammunition from Jalalabad
when 1,-9.r)) CC)-
they moved to the farm four years ago. Once again,111.11iinststed that the ammunition was not his, but

belongeddAC)) (0
to his brother.dstated that there were no rocket-propelled grenades found on the premises. Further,

the

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4. REMARKS (Continued)
recoilless rifle found by US forces did not work and was rusted.1111111 opined that it is probably "over a hundred years old," but later modified this by saying that it was from his "grandfather's time."0111/T maintained that hed mo i) re), knew nothing of any additional weapons that may have been found on his compound. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS NEITHER RECOMMENDATIONS NOR CONCLUSIONS OF CITF. IT IS THE PROPERTY OF
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