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Abdul Rahman Abdullah Mohamed Juma Kahm (Arabic: عبد الرحمن عبدالله محمد جما خان‎) is a citizen of Afghanistan, who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 118. American intelligence analysts estimate Kahm was born in 1969, in Fara, Afghanistan.

Combatant Status Review Edit

Main article: Combatant Status Review Tribunal

Kahm was among the 60% of prisoners who participated in the tribunal hearings.[2] A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for the tribunal of each detainee.[3][4]

Kahm's transcript did not repeat the allegations against him.

He started with the following statement:

"I have evidence I am not an enemy combatant, I was taken by force. I joined the Taliban by force not by choice. Everyone in Afghanistan knows if the Taliban asks you to go with them you cannot say no. The Taliban were fighting against two Generals and they were recruiting people from all over the country. They wanted people to help fight and they took me by force. Our area was under Taliban control, so we could not fight them. We were so poor I could not move my family, that’s why I stayed in the area. The Taliban were there taking things from people, taking money, they were there by foce. That is all I am going to say, I said it under oath and it is the truth.[4]"

In answer to questions Kahm testified that he was under continuous guard after his forcible conscription, and that he expected he would have been shot if he tried to escape.

Prior to his conscription he had once been given four days of training on the AK47.

Repatriation and ReleaseEdit

The New York Times reported that a 38 year old Afghani captive named "Abdul Rahman" was repatriated to Afghanistan with six other Afghans on December 16, 2006.[5][6][7] The men were released the next day. The story reported:

"'The Taliban sent me there by force as they made every family provide one fighter or give money instead,' he said.
"He said he had been taken into custody in the city of Kunduz, held in the town of Sheberghan, and then 'bought' to Americans of cuba."

ReferencesEdit

  1. OARDEC (May 15, 2006). "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. OARDEC, Index to Transcripts of Detainee Testimony and Documents Submitted by Detainees at Combatant Status Review Tribunals Held at Guantanamo Between July 2004 and March 2005, September 4, 2007
  3. OARDEC (16 September 2004). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Mamut, Abdul Helil". United States Department of Defense. p. page 20. http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/000300-000399.pdf#20. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Abdul Rahman Abdullah Mohamed Juma Kahm'sCombatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 34-37
  5. Abdul Waheed Wafa, Freed From Guantánamo Bay, 7 Afghans Arrive in Kabul, New York Times, December 17, 2006
  6. Abdul Waheed Wafa, 7 Afghans free after 5 years at Guantánamo, International Herald Tribune, December 17, 2006
  7. Seven home from Guantanamo [1] December 17, 2006


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