Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List (Part 4)

 

Andy Worthington telling Obama to fulfill his promise to close Guantanamo, outside the White House on January 11, 2013, the 11th anniversary of the opening of the prison (Photo: Palina Prasasouk).Please support my work! As of October 2016, I am trying to raise $2700 (£2000) to support my ongoing work on Guantánamo until the end of the year.

 

Updated for the sixth time in October 2016, this definitive Guantánamo prisoner list was first published in March 2009, and subsequently updated from four parts to six (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6). I first updated it on January 1, 2010, and again on July 12, 2010, and I updated it for the third time at the start of June 2011, to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of my almost daily publication of articles about Guantánamo. That update also included previously unseen photos from the classified military files released by WikiLeaks, on which I worked as a media partner. It was updated for the fourth time on the first anniversary of WikiLeaks’ release of “The Guantánamo Files,” and was updated for the fifth time on March 7, 2014, five years after its first publication — an update that contained more photos from the files released by WikiLeaks. This update contains additional photos, as well as important information about the status of the 61 prisoners still held.

Please note that Part 1 covers ISN numbers (prisoner numbers) 1-133, Part 2 covers 134-268, Part 3 covers 269-496, Part 5 covers 662-928 and Part 6 covers 929-10029.

The definitive prisoner list is a key element of my ongoing work (now in its eleventh year) calling for the closure of the US prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and telling the stories of the men held there. The first fruit of my initial research was my book The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, in which I told the story of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, established, for the first time, a chronology explaining where and when the prisoners were seized, told the stories of around 450 of these prisoners, and provided a context for the circumstances in which the remainder of the prisoners were captured.

Since May 2007, I have written 2,000 articles about Guantánamo, expanding on and updating my initial work, providing research, analysis and commentary, as well as regularly campaigning to get the prison closed — particularly via the Close Guantánamo campaign I established in 2012 with the US attorney Tom Wilner, and We Stand With Shaker, established in 2014 with the activist Joanne MacInnes, which played a part in securing the release of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison.

Along the way, I have covered the stories of the 318 prisoners released from Guantánamo since June 2007 — 142 under George W. Bush and 176 under Barack Obama — in unprecedented depth. I have also covered the stories of the 30 prisoners charged in Guantánamo’s military commissions (although only eight men have been convicted, and only four of those convictions have so far survived the appeal process), and I also covered the men’s habeas corpus petitions in detail from 2008 to 2011, until they were disgracefully shut down by appeals court judges in Washington, D.C.

More recently, I have been assiduously covering the Periodic Review Boards, convened to assess the cases of 64 men who had not been approved for release or recommended for trials by an earlier review process, the Guantánamo Review Task Force. The first round of PRBs took place between November 2013 and September 2016, and, to date, have resulted in 33 men being approved for release (of whom 20 have been freed to date), while 23 others have had their ongoing imprisonment upheld. Eight decisions have yet to be taken.

As a result of my dedicated work over the last ten and a half years, this is the most comprehensive list ever published of the 779 prisoners who have been held at Guantánamo, providing details of the 708 prisoners who have been released (and the dates of their release), the nine men who have died, the one man transferred to the US mainland for a trial, and the 61 prisoners who are still held (including 20 men approved for release), as well as those designated for prosecution or ongoing imprisonment without charge or trial.

It is my hope, as it has been since I established this prisoner list seven years ago, that this project will provide an invaluable research tool for those seeking to understand how it came to pass that the government of the United States turned its back on domestic and international law, establishing torture as official US policy, and holding men without charge or trial neither as prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva Conventions, nor as criminal suspects to be put forward for trial in a federal court, but as “illegal enemy combatants.”

I also hope that it provides a compelling explanation of how that same government, under the leadership of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, established a prison in which the overwhelming majority of those held — at least 93 percent of the 779 men and boys imprisoned in total — were either completely innocent people, seized as a result of dubious intelligence or sold for bounty payments, or Taliban foot soldiers, recruited to fight an inter-Muslim civil war that began long before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and that had nothing to do with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or international terrorism.

And finally, as it looks likely that Guantánamo will remain open when President Obama leaves office, I hope that it also provides useful information for those still seeking to close Guantánamo, and to bring to an end this bleak chapter in American history.

Andy Worthington, London, October 2016

How to use the list

In the categories below, ISN refers to the Internment Serial Number by which the prisoners are (or were) known and identified in Guantánamo, followed by the prisoners’ status (released, cleared for release, still held, or, in nine cases, deceased), their names (with just some of the many different permutations noted, in some cases), their nationality, and links to articles I have written about them, or which include references to them, or references to chapters in The Guantánamo Files. Links on the release dates feed into articles published when the prisoners were released.

The 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo (Part 4)

ISN – Status – Name – Nationality – References

Mostly captured in Jalalabad or in the vicinity of Tora Bora (Dec 2001)

497 RELEASED FEB 2007 Al Subii, Nasir (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 2

498 Haidel, Mohammed (Yemen) Chapter 8, also see Website Extras 2Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001)Don’t Forget the Hunger Strike at Guantánamo, Guantánamo Stories: 19 of the 43 Men Being Force-Fed in the Prison-Wide Hunger Strike

499 RELEASED JUL 2004 Chekhouri, Redouane (Morocco) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five), mentioned in Former Guantánamo Prisoner Younous Chekkouri’s First Interview Since Being Released from Prison in Morocco

500 RELEASED MAR 2004 Turkash, Emdash Abdullah (listed as being from Turkmenistan, although he is an Afghan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five)

501 RELEASED MAY 2006 Al Otaibi, Nawaf (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 2The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

Abdul bin Ourgy, photographed in Uruguay after his release from Guantanamo.502 RELEASED DEC 2014 (in Uruguay)CLEARED (under Obama), CLEARED (under Bush) Ourgy, Abdul (Abdul bin Ourgy) (Tunisia) Chapter 4, also see Italy’s Guantánamo: Obama Plans “Rendition” Of Tunisians In Guantánamo To Italian JailWho Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), What Does Tunisia’s Revolution Mean for Political Prisoners, Including Guantánamo Detainees?Guantánamo Lawyers Urge Obama Administration to Approve Release of Six Men to Uruguay, New Life in Uruguay for Six Former Guantánamo Prisoners, Guantánamo Prisoners Released in Uruguay Struggle to Adapt to Freedom, Strangers in a Strange Land: My Interview About the Struggles of the Six Men Freed from Guantánamo in Uruguay, Former Hunger Striker Abu Wa’el Dhiab and Other Guantánamo Prisoners Freed in Uruguay Discuss Their Problems, Der Spiegel Publishes Detailed Profile of the Former Guantánamo Prisoners in Uruguay, Struggling to Adapt to a New Life

503 RELEASED DEC 2006 Al Zuba, Saleh (Yemen) Chapter 4, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

504 RELEASED SEP 2004 Amin, Aminulla (Pakistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five)

505 RELEASED MAY 2006 Al Muri, Khalid (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 2The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

506 RELEASED JAN 2016 (in Ghana)CLEARED (under Bush) Al Dhuby, Khalid (Yemen) Website Extras 2Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), Abandoned in Guantánamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years

507 RELEASED DEC 2006 Al Anazi, Sultan (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 4, The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

508 NOT CLEARED BY PRB (May 2016) Al Rabie, Salman (Salman Rabeii) (Yemen) Chapter 4 (footnote), also see Website Extras 2Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001)The Prisoners Speak: Reports from the Hunger Strike in Guantánamo16th Guantánamo Prisoner Seeks Release Via Periodic Review Board

509 RELEASED AUG 2016 (in UAE) Khusruf, Mohammed (Yemen) Chapters 4, 16, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001)

510 RELEASED DEC 2009 (extradited to Italian custody, received six-year sentence in Italy, Feb 2011, overturned on appeal, Feb 2012) Nasseri, Riyad (Mohammed Tahir Riyadh Nasseri) (Tunisia) Chapter 4, also see Italy’s Guantánamo: Obama Plans “Rendition” Of Tunisians In Guantánamo To Italian JailGuantánamo: A Tale of Two Tunisians, Tunisian Freed from Guantánamo and Sent Home from Italy Reflects on His Imprisonment, mentioned in Video: Tunisian Freed from Guantánamo Calls for the Return of His Compatriots

511 RELEASED NOV 2015 (in UAE), LOST HABEAS PETITION (Feb 2010), CLEARED (under Obama), CLEARED (under Bush) Al Nahdi, Sulaiman (Suleiman) (Yemen) Chapter 4, also see The Black Hole of Guantánamo, Guantánamo and Habeas Corpus: Consigning Soldiers to OblivionWho Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), Abandoned in Guantánamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years

512 RELEASED JUL 2003 Sadik, Mamhud (Mohammed Saduq) (Afghanistan) Website Extras 9WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

513 RELEASED DEC 2006 Khowlan, Abdul Rahman (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 4, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

514 RELEASED SEP 2007 Al Anazi, Abdullah (al-Unazi Thani) (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 4

515 RELEASED MAR 2004 Ul Haq, Israr (Pakistan) Website Extras 8WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

516 RELEASED JUL 2007 Al Harbi, Ghanim (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 4

517 RELEASED MAY 2003 Mohammed, Sultan (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five)

518 RELEASED NOV 2003 Akah, Khirullah (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five)

519 RELEASED DEC 2009 (in Hungary) Al Quwari, Mahrar (Palestine) Chapter 4, mentioned in More Dubious Charges in the Guantánamo Trials, Guantánamo’s refugees

520 RELEASED MAY 2003 Karim, Abdul (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five)

521 RELEASED NOV 2008 Kerimbakiev, Abdulrahim (Kazakhstan) Chapter 10

522 NOT CLEARED BY PRB (Mar 2016), LOST HABEAS PETITION (Apr 2010), UPHELD ON APPEAL (Apr 2011) Ismail, Yasin (Yemen) Chapter 4, also see An Insignificant Yemeni at Guantánamo Loses His Habeas PetitionWho Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), More Judicial Interference on GuantánamoGuantánamo Stories: 19 of the 43 Men Being Force-Fed in the Prison-Wide Hunger Strike, mentioned in Long-Term Guantánamo Hunger Striker Emad Hassan Describes the Torture of Force-Feeding, 24th Periodic Review Board Held at Guantánamo for Yemeni Who Has Become A Health Adviser to His Fellow Prisoners

523 RELEASED MAY 2003 Ehssanullah (Afghanistan) Website Extras 8WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

524 RELEASED SEP 2004 Anwar, Mohammed (Pakistan) Chapter 9, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

525 RELEASED MAR 2004 Gul, Ataullah Adam (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five)

526 RELEASED DEC 2006 Abahanov, Yakub (Kazakhstan) Chapter 10, mentioned in Release of three prisoners highlights failures of Guantánamo, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

527 RELEASED SEP 2004 Daoud, Mohamman (Afghanistan) Website Extras 2WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Three of Five)

528 RELEASED DEC 2006 Magrupov, Abdullah (Kazakhstan) Chapter 10, mentioned in Release of three prisoners highlights failures of Guantánamo, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

529 RELEASED SEP 2004 Khan, Bacha (Pakistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

530 RELEASED SEP 2004 Gul, Dawd (Afghanistan) Website Extras 8WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Three of Five)

531 RELEASED MAY 2003 Hanan, Abdul (Afghanistan) Website Extras 8WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

532 RELEASED AUG 2007 Sharif, Mohammed (Afghanistan) Website Extras 8

533 RELEASED JAN 2010 Zumiri, Hassan (Ahcene Zemiri) (Algeria-Canada) Chapter 4

534 RELEASED MAR 2004 Dergoul, Tarek (UK) Chapters 4, 8, 11, 15, 19, also see UK Government Lies Exposed; Spy Visited Binyam Mohamed In Morocco, What The British Government Knew About The Torture Of Binyam Mohamed, Murders at Guantánamo: The Cover-Up Continues(discussing the prisoners who died in June 2006), Relatives of Disputed Guantánamo Suicides Speak Out As Families Appeal in US Court, WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten), More Evidence of the Use of Water Torture at Guantánamo and in Afghanistan and Iraq, mentioned in On Guantánamo’s 10th Anniversary, British Ex-Prisoners Talk About Their Lives, and Call for the Release of Shaker AamerSeven Ex-Guantánamo Prisoners Unite in London to Call for Prison’s Closure on Jan. 11; Shaker Aamer Photographed With Inflatable Figure of Himself Outside US Embassy

535 RELEASED JAN 2016 (in Bosnia), CLEARED BY PRB (Feb 2015)CLEARED (under Bush) El Sawah, Tariq (al-Sawah) (Egypt-Bosnia) Chapter 4, also see MILITARY COMMISSIONWho Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose: The Betrayal of Mohamedou Ould SlahiA Call for 90 Men to be Freed from Guantánamo on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks, Lawyers Seek Release from Guantánamo of Tariq Al-Sawah, an Egyptian Prisoner Who is Very Ill, How the Egyptian Media Has Reported the Story of Tariq Al-Sawah, a Severely Ill Prisoner in Guantánamo, Penny Lane: What We Learned This Week About Double Agents at Guantánamo, A Few Surprises in the New Guantánamo Prisoner ListProgress Towards Closing Guantánamo, As Periodic Review Boards Resume with the Case of a Seriously Ill Egyptian

536 RELEASED FEB 2007 Al Harbi, Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 8

537 RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2010 (in Germany) Al Ali, Mahmud (Syria) Website Extras 8

538 RELEASED MAR 2004 Alikozi, Amanullah (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

539 RELEASED SEP 2004 Allah, Noor (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

540 RELEASED SEP 2004 Omar, Mohammed (Pakistan) Website Extras 8, The Pentagon Can’t Count: 22 Juveniles Held at GuantánamoWikiLeaks and the 22 Children of Guantánamo, WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

541 RELEASED SEP 2004 Noman, Mohammed (Pakistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

542 RELEASED MAR 2004 Abas, Mohammed (Pakistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

543 RELEASED MAR 2004 Mert, Nuri (Turkey) Chapter 10, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

544 NO ISN (probably a “ghost prisoner,” who was rendered to another location –- or held at Bagram –- instead of being sent to Guantánamo; also see 180, 212 and 241, above, and 548, 583 and 697-8, below)

545 RELEASED JUL 2003 Urayman, Sajin (Pakistan) Website Extras 8, The Pentagon Can’t Count: 22 Juveniles Held at GuantánamoWikiLeaks and the 22 Children of Guantánamo, WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

546 RELEASED JUL 2005 Muhibullah (Afghanistan) Chapter 10, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Three of Five)

547 RELEASED SEP 2004 Mohammed, Wali (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

548 NO ISN (as revealed by WikiLeaks in the release of the classified military files relating to the prisoners in 2011, this was Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil, the Taliban’s Foreign Minister at the time of the 9/11 attacks, who sent an envoy to warn the US of the attacks after hearing about them from Tohir Yuldashev, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. He surrendered in early February 2002, and was held, mostly in Bagram, until October 2003. For other missing ISN numbers, see 180, 212, 241 and 544, above, and 583 and 697-8, below).

549 RELEASED JAN 2016 (in Oman) Al Dayi, Omar (Yemen) Website Extras 2Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001)

550 Zaid, Walid (Yemen) Chapter 4, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001)

551 RELEASED DEC 2009, WON HABEAS PETITION (Sep 2009) Al Rabiah, Fouad (Al Rabia) (Kuwait) Chapters 4, 18, 19, also see MILITARY COMMISSION, Guantánamo And The Courts (Part Two): Obama’s Shame, Judge Orders Release From Guantánamo Of Kuwaiti Who Met Bin Laden, A Truly Shocking Guantánamo Story: Judge Confirms That An Innocent Man Was Tortured To Make False Confessions, Lawyer for Kuwaitis in Guantánamo Slams Obama over Ludicrous Security Demands, Does Obama Really Know or Care About Who Is at Guantánamo?, Calling for US Accountability on the International Day in Support of Victims of TortureCan Kuwait Break the Guantánamo Deadlock?, Life After Guantánamo: Kuwaitis Discuss Their Tortured Confessions, After a Wonderful Visit to Kuwait, New Plans to Close Guantánamo and to Free the Last Two Kuwaiti PrisonersObama’s Failure to Close Guantánamo: Revisiting a Major Article in the New Yorker

552 RELEASED JAN 2016, CLEARED BY PRB (Sep 2015), NOT CLEARED BY PRB (Jul 2014), LOST HABEAS PETITION (Sep 2010) Al Kandari, Fayiz (Kuwait) Chapter 4, also see MILITARY COMMISSION, Guantánamo And The Courts (Part Two): Obama’s Shame, Resisting Injustice In Guantánamo: The Story Of Fayiz Al-Kandari, Rubbing Salt in Guantánamo’s Wounds: Task Force Announces Indefinite Detention, US Military Lawyer: Kuwait Needs to Speak Up on Guantánamo, Lawyer for Kuwaitis in Guantánamo Slams Obama over Ludicrous Security DemandsWho Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), Fayiz Al-Kandari, A Kuwaiti Aid Worker in Guantánamo, Loses His Habeas Petition, Please Sign Petition Asking Eric Holder to Release Fayiz Al-Kandari, a Kuwaiti Aid Worker in GuantánamoCan Kuwait Break the Guantánamo Deadlock?, mentioned in Life After Guantánamo: Kuwaitis Discuss Their Tortured Confessions, also see On the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of Guantánamo, Kuwaiti Mothers Appeal for Release of Their Sons, In Kuwait, Looking for American Justice — and Showing “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” on Alrai TV, After a Wonderful Visit to Kuwait, New Plans to Close Guantánamo and to Free the Last Two Kuwaiti Prisoners, Video (in Arabic): On Kuwaiti TV, Tom Wilner and Andy Worthington Discuss the Last Two Kuwaitis in Guantánamo, Justice Denied: The Unacceptable 10-Year Detention of Fawzi Al-Odah and Fayiz Al-Kandari, the Last Two Kuwaitis in Guantánamo, For the Last Two Kuwaiti Prisoners in Guantánamo, US Relies on Unreliable Witnesses and Experts Find Evidence UnconvincingThe Supreme Court Abandons the Guantánamo Prisoners, Meet the Seven Guantánamo Prisoners Whose Appeals Were Turned Down by the Supreme Court, My Photos on Flickr: Visiting Kuwait to Campaign for the Last Two Kuwaiti Prisoners in Guantánamo, A Huge Hunger Strike at Guantánamo, Voices from the Hunger Strike in Guantánamo, “It’s Going to End in Men Dying”: Carlos Warner, Guantánamo Attorney, Discusses the Hunger Strike, The Prisoners Speak: Reports from the Hunger Strike in Guantánamo, Guantánamo Stories: 19 of the 43 Men Being Force-Fed in the Prison-Wide Hunger StrikeKuwaiti Prisoners Fawzi Al-Odah and Fayiz Al-Kandari Ask Periodic Review Board to Free Them from Guantánamo, War Is Over, Set Us Free, Say Guantánamo Prisoners; Judge Says No, Fayiz Al-Kandari, the Last Kuwaiti in Guantánamo, and a Saudi Prisoner Ask Review Boards to Send Them Home, mentioned in Obama’s Failure to Close Guantánamo: Revisiting a Major Article in the New Yorker

553 RELEASED NOV 2014 (in Georgia)CLEARED (under Obama), CLEARED (under Bush) Al Baidhani, Abdul Khaliq (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 4 (footnote), also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), mentioned in “It’s Going to End in Men Dying”: Carlos Warner, Guantánamo Attorney, Discusses the Hunger Strike

554 RELEASED NOV 2015 (in UAE), LOST HABEAS PETITION (Feb 2010), CLEARED (under Obama), CLEARED (under Bush) Al Assani, Fehmi (Yemen) Chapter 4, also see The Black Hole of Guantánamo, Guantánamo and Habeas Corpus: Consigning Soldiers to OblivionWho Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Two: Captured in Afghanistan (2001), Abandoned in Guantánamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years

555 RELEASED OCT 2006 Muhammed, Abdul Majid (Iran) Chapter 10, also see Meltdown at the Guantánamo TrialsThe Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

Captured in house raids in Pakistan or randomly seized (Nov 2001-Feb 2002)

556 RELEASED MAY 2008 Khan, Abdullah (Afghanistan) Chapter 15, also see Website Extras 9

557 RELEASED SEP 2007 Bin Qumu, Abu Sufian (Libya) Website Extras 9Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner Freed in Libya After Three Years’ Detention – And Information About “Ghost Prisoners”, Revolution in Libya: Protestors Respond to Gaddafi’s Murderous Backlash with Remarkable Courage; US and UK Look Like the Hypocrites They Are, Deranged Gaddafi Blames Ex-Guantánamo Prisoners for Unrest in Libya, Even Though Only One Ex-Prisoner Has Been Released, Torture and Terrorism: In the Middle East It’s 2011, In America It’s Still 2001

558 RELEASED JAN 2005 Begg, Moazzam (UK) Chapters 12, 14, 15, also see Guantánamo, Bagram and the “Dark Prison”: Binyam Mohamed talks to Moazzam Begg, When Torture Kills: Ten Murders In US Prisons In Afghanistan, Former prisoners launch the Guantánamo Justice Centre in London, Moazzam Begg on Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr in Bagram and Guantánamo, NEW FILM: Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo, Photos from the launch of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo”, UK Judge Approves Use of Secret Evidence in Guantánamo Case, Video: Andy Worthington Discusses Guantánamo, Plus Clips From “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo”, Video: Q&A with Moazzam Begg, Omar Deghayes, Andy Worthington and Polly Nash at the Launch of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo”, Defending Moazzam Begg and Amnesty International, Moazzam Begg’s dignified explanation of why he is not attending Amnesty’s screening of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo”, Sunday Times misrepresents views of Amnesty’s Sam Zarifi, Moazzam Begg Responds To His Critics, Shaker Aamer’s 3000 Days in Guantánamo: Moazzam Begg Speaks, UN Secret Detention Report (Part Three): Proxy Detention, Other Countries’ Complicity, and Obama’s Record, Dangerous Game: A Reply to Gita Sahgal and Her SupportersMoazzam Begg Visits Pakistan: My Return to the Scene of the Crime, Moazzam Begg Interviews Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner Adel El-Gazzar in Slovakia, Gareth Peirce Discusses Her New Book, “Dispatches from the Dark Side: On Torture and the Death of Justice”, As the UK Government Announces Compensation for Ex-Guantánamo Prisoners, Is the Return of Shaker Aamer Part of the Deal?, The UK Government’s Guantánamo Guilt, and the Urgent Need for Shaker Aamer’s Return, Moazzam Begg Explains How Ex-Guantánamo Prisoners Offered to Forego Compensation for Return of Shaker Aamer, Moazzam Begg in The Independent: The UK Government “Would Not Have Paid Up If They Thought They Could Win”, Guantánamo and the Wikileaks Documents, Including Yemeni and Uighur “Problems,” and Praise for Moazzam Begg, Announcing the Polish Tour of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” with Moazzam Begg and Andy Worthington, February 1-5, 2011, Bringing Guantánamo to Poland — and Talking About the Secret CIA Torture Prison, Moazzam Begg Interviews Former Guantánamo Prisoner Saber Lahmer in ParisWikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Three of Five)War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia Finds Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Guilty of Torture in Guantánamo and Iraq, 25 Former Prisoners Urge President Obama to Close Guantánamo, The Suspicious Arrest of Former Guantánamo Prisoner Moazzam Begg, Radio: Andy Worthington Discusses the Arrest of Former Guantánamo Prisoner Moazzam Begg with Andrea SearsCharges Against Moazzam Begg Dropped; Why Was He Ever Held in the First Place?, Seven Ex-Guantánamo Prisoners Unite in London to Call for Prison’s Closure on Jan. 11; Shaker Aamer Photographed With Inflatable Figure of Himself Outside US Embassy, mentioned in Obama’s Failure to Close Guantánamo: Revisiting a Major Article in the New Yorker

559 RELEASED SEP 2004 Bader, Bader Zaman (Afghanistan) Chapter 12, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

560 CLEARED BY PRB (Oct 2016) Mohammed, Haji Wali (Afghanistan) Chapter 12, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3)US in Talks to Return the 17 Afghan Prisoners in Guantánamo, Close Guantánamo, Free the AfghansAfghan Moneychanger Seeks Release from Guantánamo Via Periodic Review Board

561 RELEASED APR 2005 Muslim Dost, Abdul Rahim (Afghanistan) Chapter 12, also see Former Guantánamo detainees speak, Poetry and politics at Guantánamo: an interview with Marc FalkoffWikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Three of Five), mentioned in Haji Ghalib, the Afghan Freed from Guantánamo Who Is Now Fighting Isis and the Taliban

562 RELEASED AUG 2006 Peerzai, Ehsanullah (Afghanistan) Chapter 10, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

563 RELEASED MAR 2004 Mohammed, Sohab Mahud (Iraq) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

564 RELEASED JUN 2015 (in Oman)CLEARED (under Obama) Bin Amer, Jalal (Yemen) Chapter 12, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3), The 11-Year Old American Girl Who Knows More About Guantánamo Than Most US Lawmakers, Guantánamo Stories: 19 of the 43 Men Being Force-Fed in the Prison-Wide Hunger Strike

565 RELEASED DEC 2007 Al Mousa, Abdul Hakim (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 9

566 RELEASED APR 2016 (in Saudi Arabia)CLEARED (under Obama), CLEARED (under Bush) Qattaa, Mansoor (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 9Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3), mentioned in “It’s Going to End in Men Dying”: Carlos Warner, Guantánamo Attorney, Discusses the Hunger Strike, featured in Close Guantánamo: President Obama, Drop Your Ban on Releasing Yemenis

567 RELEASED DEC 2009 Barre, Mohammed Sulaymon (Mohamed Saleban Bare) (Somalia) Chapter 12, also see “Hell on Earth”: Released Somali Speaks about Guantánamo

568 RELEASED NOV 2005 Al Zamel, Adel (Kuwait) Chapters 11, 12, 14, 19, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five), Life after Guantánamo Bay: Jenifer Fenton Talks to Kuwaiti Ex-Prisoners for Al-Jazeera

569 NOT CLEARED BY PRB (Mar 2016) Al Shorabi, Zohair (Yemen) Website Extras 9Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3), The 11-Year Old American Girl Who Knows More About Guantánamo Than Most US LawmakersGuantánamo Stories: 19 of the 43 Men Being Force-Fed in the Prison-Wide Hunger Strike, mentioned in Long-Term Guantánamo Hunger Striker Emad Hassan Describes the Torture of Force-Feeding, Yemeni Is 27th Guantánamo Prisoner to Face Periodic Review Board; 4th Man Has Detention Upheld, 36 Others Await Reviews

570 RELEASED DEC 2014 (in Kazakhstan)CLEARED (under Obama) Al Qurashi, Sabri (Yemen) Website Extras 9Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3)

571 RELEASED NOV 2005 Al Azmi, Sa’ad (Kuwait) Chapter 12, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

572 RELEASED NOV 2014 (in Georgia)CLEARED (under Obama), CLEARED (under Bush) Al Zabe, Salah (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 9Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3), Abandoned in Guantánamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years

573 RELEASED FEB 2004 Akhmyarov, Rustam (Russia) Chapter 18, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Six of Ten)

574 RELEASED DEC 2013, CLEARED (under Obama) Al Wady, Hamoud (listed as Yemen but released in Saudi Arabia) Chapter 12, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3)

575 RELEASED JUN 2015 (in Oman)CLEARED (under Obama) Al Azani, Saad (Yemen) Chapter 12, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3), The 11-Year Old American Girl Who Knows More About Guantánamo Than Most US Lawmakers

Zahir Hamdoun, in a photo made available by his lawyers at the Center for Constitutional Rights.576 RELEASED AUG 2016 (in UAE) CLEARED BY PRB (Jan 2016) Bin Hamdoun, Zahir (Zaher Hamdoun) (Yemen) Website Extras 9Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3)Guantánamo Stories: 19 of the 43 Men Being Force-Fed in the Prison-Wide Hunger StrikeYemeni Prisoner Zaher Hamdoun Says He Is “Buried in a Grave Called Guantánamo”, Zahir Hamdoun, the 21st Guantánamo Prisoner Seeking Release Via A Periodic Review Board

577 RELEASED DEC 2009 Mar’i, Jamal (Yemen) Chapter 16, also see UN Secret Detention Report (Part Three): Proxy Detention, Other Countries’ Complicity, and Obama’s Record

578 RELEASED JAN 2016 (in Montenegro) Al Suadi, Abdul Aziz (Yemen) Chapters 12, 19, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3)

579 RELEASED MAY 2014 (in Qatar), LOST HABEAS PETITION (Jun 2011) Khairkhwa, Khairullah (Afghanistan) Chapter 12, also see Who Are the Remaining Prisoners in Guantánamo? Part Five: Captured in Pakistan (1 of 3)Guantánamo and the Death of Habeas Corpus, The “Taliban Five” and the Forgotten Afghan Prisoners in GuantánamoUS in Talks to Return the 17 Afghan Prisoners in Guantánamo, Close Guantánamo, Free the AfghansOn Democracy Now! Andy Worthington Discusses the Cynical Hysteria About the Guantánamo Prisoners Released in Exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, Radio: Andy Worthington Talks to Scott Horton and Peter B. Collins About the Latest Manufactured Guantánamo Scandal, Is Bowe Bergdahl Worth Five Taliban Prisoners? (for Al-Jazeera), Please Read Tom Wilner’s Op-Ed About the Bowe Bergdahl/Taliban Prisoner Swap, Pentagon Defends Bowe Bergdahl/Guantánamo Prisoner Swap as Government Accountability Office Delivers Critical Opinion

580 RELEASED JUL 2003 Ahmad, Noor (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

581 RELEASED MAR 2005 Rahman, Saeed Abdur (Pakistan) Chapter 12 (footnote), also see Website Extras 9WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

582 RELEASED JUL 2003 Noorani, Abdul Rahman (Afghanistan) Chapter 15, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

583 NO ISN (probably a “ghost prisoner,” who was rendered to another location –- or held at Bagram –- instead of being sent to Guantánamo; also see 180, 212, 241, 544 and 548, above, and 697-8, below)

Adel Noori, in a photo taken as part of the "Witness Against Guantanamo" project.584 RELEASED OCT 2009 (in Palau), WON HABEAS PETITION (Oct 2008) Noori, Adel (China) Website Extras 9, From Guantánamo to the United States: The Story of the Wrongly Imprisoned Uighurs, Guantánamo Uyghurs’ resettlement prospects skewered by Justice Department lies, A New Year Message to Barack Obama: Free the Guantánamo Uighurs, Guantánamo’s refugees, Bad News And Good News For The Guantánamo Uighurs, Guantánamo: A Real Uyghur Slams Newt Gingrich’s Racist Stupidity, Free The Guantánamo Uighurs!, From Guantánamo To The South Pacific: Is This A Joke?, Guantánamo And The Courts (Part One): Exposing The Bush Administration’s Lies, Chair Of The American Conservative Union Supports The Guantánamo Uighurs, House Threatens Obama Over Chinese Interrogation Of Uighurs In Guantánamo, A Profile of Rushan Abbas, The Guantánamo Uighurs’ Interpreter, A Plea To Barack Obama From The Guantánamo Uighurs, Guantánamo And The Courts (Part Two): Obama’s Shame, Court Allows Return Of Guantánamo Prisoners To Torture, Justice At Last? Guantánamo Uighurs Ask Supreme Court For Release Into US, Guantánamo Uighurs In Palau: First Interview And Photo, Guantánamo: Idealists Leave Obama’s Sinking Ship, Palau President Asks Australia to Offer Homes to Guantánamo Uighurs

585 RELEASED MAY 2003 Al Umar, Ibrahim (Saudi Arabia) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)WikiLeaks and the 22 Children of Guantánamo

586 RELEASED AUG 2005 Khamisan, Karama (Yemen) Chapters 12, 14, 15, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

587 RELEASED JUL 2004 Benchekroun, Brahim (Morocco) Chapters 12, 14, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

588 DIED IN GUANTANAMO JUN 2006 Al Utaybi, Mani (al-Otaibi) (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 19, also see Second Anniversary of Triple Suicide at Guantánamo, Guantánamo Suicide Report: Truth or Travesty?, Murders at Guantánamo: Scott Horton of Harper’s Exposes the Truth about the 2006 “Suicides”, Omar Deghayes and Terry Holdbrooks Discuss Guantánamo (Part Three): Deaths at the Prison, Suicide or Murder at Guantánamo?, Murders at Guantánamo: The Cover-Up Continues, UN Secret Detention Report (Part One): The CIA’s “High-Value Detainee” Program and Secret PrisonsUS Court Denies Justice to Dead Men at GuantánamoOn the 5th Anniversary of the Disputed Guantánamo “Suicides,” Jeff Kaye Defends Scott Horton, Relatives of Disputed Guantánamo Suicides Speak Out As Families Appeal in US Court, The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)The Season of Death at GuantánamoNew Evidence Casts Doubt on US Claims that Three Guantánamo Deaths in 2006 Were Suicides, Remembering the Season of Death at Guantánamo, Video: RT America’s One-Hour Special on Guantánamo Featuring Andy Worthington, Joe Hickman, Nancy Hollander and Tom Wilner, Remembering Guantánamo’s Dead

589 RELEASED JUL 2005 Al Asmar, Khalid (Jordan) Chapter 12, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

590 RELEASED APR 2007 Errachidi, Ahmed (Morocco-UK) Chapters 12, 19, also see The Perils of Return: Repatriated to Torture, Two Americas, both unjust, Deals with dictators undermined by British request for return of five British detainees, Former prisoners launch the Guantánamo Justice Centre in LondonAhmed Errachidi, Guantánamo Prisoner 590: The Cook Who Became The GeneralBook and Video: Ahmed Errachidi, The Cook Who Became “The General” in GuantánamoChef Held at Guantánamo Calls Shaker Aamer a “Beautiful, Great Man” But Warns of Difficulties Adapting to Freedom

Mostly captured in Afghanistan (Nov 2001-May 2002)

591 RELEASED OCT 2006 Esmhatulla, Qari (Afghanistan) Chapter 14 (footnote), also see The Pentagon Can’t Count: 22 Juveniles Held at GuantánamoWikiLeaks and the 22 Children of Guantánamo, The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Seven of Ten)

592-622 NO ISN (probably Afghan prisoners released from Kandahar/Bagram before transfer to Guantánamo)

623 RELEASED MAR 2004 Bameri, Bakhtiar (Iran) Chapter 14, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

624 RELEASED NOV 2003 Mehmood, Majid (Pakistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

625 NO ISN (probably an Afghan prisoner released from Kandahar/Bagram before transfer to Guantánamo)

626 RELEASED JUL 2003 Ullah, Noor Habib (Afghanistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

627 RELEASED DEC 2009 Batarfi, Ayman (Yemen) Chapter 14, also see Guantánamo Transcripts: Ghost Prisoners Speak After Five And A Half Years, and “9/11 hijacker” Recants His Tortured Confession, The Story of Ayman Batarfi, a Doctor in Guantánamo, Guantánamo As Hotel California: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave, Guantánamo And The Courts (Part Two): Obama’s Shame, 75 Guantánamo Prisoners Cleared For Release; 31 Could Leave Today

628 RELEASED MAY 2003 Alizai, Nematuallah Sahib Khan (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

629 RELEASED MAY 2003 Alikhan, Mahngur (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

630 RELEASED JUL 2003 Rahmad, Nisar (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

631 RELEASED APR 2005 Wazir, Padsha (Afghanistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

632 RELEASED MAY 2003 Shah, Rostum (Afghanistan) Chapter 10, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

633 RELEASED JUL 2003 Farooq, Muhammed Naim (Afghanistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

634 RELEASED MAR 2004 Mohammed, Ali (Pakistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

635 RELEASED JUL 2003 Akhber, Mohammed (Afghanistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

636 RELEASED JUL 2003 Gul, Nathi (Afghanistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

637 RELEASED NOV 2003 Insanullah (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

638 RELEASED MAR 2003 Wali, Badshah (Afghanistan) Chapter 14, also see WikiLeaks and the 14 Missing Guantánamo FilesWikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

639 RELEASED MAR 2004 Bismillah (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

640 RELEASED MAR 2003 Wali, Niaz (Afghanistan) Chapter 14, also see WikiLeaks and the 14 Missing Guantánamo FilesWikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Seven of Ten)

641 RELEASED JUL 2004 Ergashev, Abdul-Karim (Abdulrahmon Rajabov) (Tajikistan) Chapter 19, also see Tajikistan: ex-Guantánamo prisoner plans to sue George BushWikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Eight of Ten)

642 RELEASED NOV 2003 Hamidullah (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

643 RELEASED MAY 2003 Tahir, Mohammed (Afghanistan) Chapter 10, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Eight of Ten)

644 RELEASED MAR 2003 Muhammed, Mirza (Afghanistan) Website Extras 11WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Eight of Ten)

645 RELEASED MAR 2003 Kabel, Mohammed (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four of Five)

646 RELEASED JUL 2003 Asekzai, Azizullah (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Five of Five)

647 RELEASED SEP 2007 Al Shamaree, Zaban (al-Shammari) (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 11

648 RELEASED MAR 2004 Al Tamimi, Haydar Jabbar Hafez (Iraq) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Five of Five)

649 RELEASED MAR 2005 Patel, Mushtaq Ali (France) Chapter 14, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

650 RELEASED NOV 2007 Al Qahtani, Jabir (Saudi Arabia) Website Extras 11

651 RELEASED NOV 2007 Abu Kabir, Usama (Osama) (Jordan) Website Extras 11

652 RELEASED MAY 2006 Al Qahtani, Abdullah (Saudi Arabia) Chapter 14, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Eight of Ten)

653 RELEASED JAN 2009 Al Karim, Arkan (Iraq) Chapter 14, also see Even In Cheney’s Bleak World, The Al-Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

654 RELEASED MAR 2010 (in Georgia), CLEARED (under Obama) Al Ghizzawi, Abdul Hamid (Libya) Chapters 14, 19, also see The Guantánamo Whistleblower, a Libyan shopkeeper, some Chinese Muslims and a desperate government, Horror at Guantánamo, Justice Department Pointlessly Gags Guantánamo Lawyer, More Dark Truths from Guantánamo, as Five Innocent Men Released

655 RELEASED FEB 2006 Khudaidad (Afghanistan) Chapter 14, also see The Complete Guantánamo Files: WikiLeaks and the Prisoners Released in 2006 (Part Eight of Ten)

656 RELEASED NOV 2003 Baqi, Abdul (Afghanistan) WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Five of Five)

657 RELEASED OCT 2002 Mohammed, Haji Faiz (Afghanistan) Chapter 14 (he was 70 years old), also  see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Eight of Ten)

658 RELEASED MAR 2003 Bismillah (Afghanistan) Chapter 14, also see WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Eight of Ten)

659 RELEASED DEC 2007 Sameur, Abdulnour (Abdennour Sameur) (UK-Algeria) Chapters 7, 8, also see Deals with dictators undermined by British request for return of five British detainees, Guantánamo Britons To Be Released: A Mixed Result, mentioned in On Guantánamo’s 10th Anniversary, British Ex-Prisoners Talk About Their Lives, and Call for the Release of Shaker Aamer

660 RELEASED JUN 2007 (imprisoned in Tunisia, but released Jun 2010) Lagha, Lotfi Bin Swei (Tunisia) Chapter 7, also see “We would rather be back in Guantánamo”, “I’m innocent,” says Guantánamo detainee Lotfi Lagha, sentenced to three years’ imprisonment in TunisiaWhat Does Tunisia’s Revolution Mean for Political Prisoners, Including Guantánamo Detainees?, Guantánamo: A Tale of Two Tunisians, Torture and Terrorism: In the Middle East It’s 2011, In America It’s Still 2001

661 RELEASED JAN 2005 Habib, Mamdouh (Australia) Chapters 16, 19, also see Former Guantánamo detainees speak, UN Secret Detention Report (Part Three): Proxy Detention, Other Countries’ Complicity, and Obama’s RecordAs Egyptians Call for Mubarak’s Fall, He Appoints America’s Favorite Torturer as Vice President, Revolution in Egypt – and the Hypocrisy of the US and the West, As Mubarak Resigns, Ex-Guantánamo Prisoner Mamdouh Habib Reminds the World that Omar Suleiman Personally Tortured Him in Egypt, Empathy and Self-Reflection: An Extraordinary Article by Jason Leopold About His Friendship with Former Guantánamo Prisoner David Hicks, The Dark Desires of Bruce Jessen, the Architect of Bush’s Torture Program, As Revealed by His Former Friend and Colleague, Torture and Terrorism: In the Middle East It’s 2011, In America It’s Still 2001WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released After the Tribunals, 2004 to 2005 (Part Four of Five)

For more, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5 and Part 6.

Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer, film-maker and singer-songwriter (the lead singer and main songwriter for the London-based band The Four Fathers, whose debut album ‘Love and War’ and EP ‘Fighting Injustice’ are available here to download or on CD via Bandcamp). He is the co-founder of the Close Guantánamo campaign (and the Countdown to Close Guantánamo initiative, launched in January 2016), the co-director of We Stand With Shaker, which called for the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison (finally freed on October 30, 2015), and the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by the University of Chicago Press in the US, and available from Amazon, including a Kindle edition — click on the following for the US and the UK) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. He is also the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (available on DVD here — or here for the US).

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