Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jabran Said Wazar al Qahtani

ISN: 696
Nationality: Saudi

The following is a summary of the allegations against Jabran al Qahtani found in publicly available US military documents. If US military documents about this prisoner are inaccurate or misleading then this summary will be as well. The introduction to this set of summaries explains some of the terms used below.   

Jabran said he went to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks to fight the Americans. He told US interrogators that he attended a militant training camp in a camp north of Kabul. He also said he was trained at a camp in Faisalabad, Pakistan on how to construct electronic circuit boards to be used as timing devises in bombs to be used against US forces in Afghanistan. Jabran said if he was released he would immediately return to Afghanisan to fight the Americans. He also said he wanted to kill President Karzai of Afghanistan and King Fahad of Saudi Arabia because, “they were Americans.”

Jabran would later deny any involvement with al Qaeda, other terrorist organizations, going to Afghanistan to obtain training, or bomb making. Jabran was captured in a safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan by Pakistani forces. Jabran’s ARB summary said that at the time of his capture he was surrounded by electrical engineers, explosives specialists, electronics equipment, and handwritten training manuals. Jabran was later transferred to US custody. He arrived at Guantanamo in August 2002.

Jabran was charged in the first version of the military commissions. The charges were dismissed when that version of the commissions was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Hamdan v Rumsfeld.

In May 2008 Jabran was charged in a military commission with conspiracy and material support for terrorism. Those charges were dismissed without prejudice in August 2008. He was charged again in January 2009. Those charges were dismissed without prejudice in January 2013.

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