For other individuals named Abdul Ghani see Abdul Ghani (disambiguation).

Abdul Ghani 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 943. American intelligence analysts estimates that he was born in 1983 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Abdul Ghani was captured in Afghanistan and transferred to Afghanistan on Aug. 7, 2007.[2]


Guantanamo held another detainee named Abdul Ghani.[1] His Guantanamo detainee ID number is 934. American intelligence analysts estimated he was born in 1972. This other Abdul Ghani testified he too was from Kandahar.

Combatant Status Review Edit

Main article: Combatant Status Review Tribunal

Ghani was among the 60% of prisoners who participated in the tribunal hearings.[3] A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for the tribunal of each detainee. The memo for his hearing lists the following allegations:[4][5]

The detainee was a member of the Taliban:
  1. The detainee is an Afghan citizen who stated that he was a Taliban member.
  2. The detainee was in the Spin Boldak Mountains with up to 80 other fighters.
  3. The detainee recruited members at gunpoint to fight a Jihad against the Afghanistan government and the Americans.
  4. The detainee was identified as an executive assistant to the commander of a known Taliban terrorist group.
  5. The detainee was captured as he drove past a U.S. convoy on a motorcycle carrying a passenger.
  6. As the detainee approached the U.S. convoy, he attempted to evade by steering off the road.
  7. During the subsequent pursuit, the detainee crashed his motorcycle and he and his passenger fled the accident in opposite directions, both were headed away from the U.S. forces.
  8. Detainee's passenger was shot while attempting to throw a grenade at capturing forces.
  9. After his capture, the detainee led U.S. forces to an area that contained four reinforced bunkers in which were located intelligence documents, weapons, ammunition, and bomb making materials.

Administrative Review BoardEdit

Detainees whose Combatant Status Review Tribunal labeled them "enemy combatants" were scheduled for annual Administrative Review Board hearings. These hearings were designed to assess the threat a detainee may pose if released or transferred, and whether there are other factors that warrant his continued detention.[6]

First annual Administrative Review BoardEdit

A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for his first annual Administrative Review Board on October 25, 2005.[7]


Ghani chose to participate in his Administrative Review Board hearing.[8]