Detainees Still at Guantanamo as of 2/23/2020

The Guantanamo Docket (NY Times)

The Guantanamo Docket (NY Times)

This page is not as comprehensive as the New York Times’ “Guantanamo Docket.” Also very comprehensive are the WikiLeaks “Gitmo Files” disclosures.

  • Total Current and Former Detainees: 771
  • First detainees arrived 1/11/2002.1NY Times 2002 Timeline – The Guantanamo Docket
  • Population on 2/23/2020: 40 2NY Times Guantanamo Docket
  • Died in custody: 9 3NY Times Guantanamo Docket
  • Transferred, but identities not disclosed: 4 4NY Times Guantanamo Docket
NameDate of Birth (place)Capture Date (City) (age on capture date)AllegationsISN 5Internment Serial Number. See table of 558 detainees identified by name, nationality, and ISN, from Internet Archive capture 2010-01-14, OCR layer added 2020-02-23–kjm.) Original document labeled "List of detainees who went through complete CSRT process (All detainees who went through Round1 of ARB process are also found on this list)". See also Benjamin Wittes & Zaahira Wyne (Dec. 16, 2008), The Current Detainee Population of Guantanamo: An Empirical Study. See also "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (listing through 1463).
Uthman Abd al-Rahim Muhammad Uthman1980-08-12 (Yemen)2001-12-15 (Parachinar, Pakistan); 2002-01 (arrived at Guantanamo)Left Yemen to participate in jihad in Afghanistan; bodyguard to Osama bin Laden; fought in Tora Bora; detained in December 2001 while trying to flee to Pakistan. "Uthman has been highly compliant with the guard force, although he has been mostly uncooperative with interviewers and provided little information of value, never admitting to being part of al-Qa'ida or being a Bin Ladin bodyguard. Uthman probably remains sympathetic to extremist causes, and we judge that some of his Yemen-based family members are also involved in or sympathetic to extremist activities..." (Detainee File Review, 9/30/2016). source 227
Moath Hamza Ahmed Al-Alwi1977/1978 (Yemen)2002-01 (arrived at Guantanamo)Spent time with Usama bin Laden's security detail, "but probably was not one of his body guards." Traveled to Afghanistan in 2000 to participate in jihad, "probably trained with al-Qa'ida, and may have helped manage an al-Qa'ida guesthouse. He also developed relationships with many prominent extremists in Afghanistan and spent time with al-Qa'ida and Taliban fighters on the frontlines, although we do not know whether he engaged directly in combat." (source)28
Mohammed Al-Ansi1/1/19752001 captured by Pakistani authorities at Tora Bora; 2002-01 (arrived at Guantanamo)Traveled to Afghanistan in 1999; Osama bin Laden body guard. (source)( 2).
"May have been selected to participate in an aborted hijacking plot in Asia intended to coincide with the 9/11 attacks."
Hearing transcript (12/6/2016). Recommended for release to a Gulf country "with a strong rehabilitation and reintegration program and access to familial support" on 12/9/2016.
Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab Al Rahabi1979-08-__ (Ibb, Yemen)2001-12-15 (Parachinar, Pakistan);
2002-01 (arrived at Guantanamo)
Dirty 30. “Detainee is a member of al-Qaida and a former Usama Bin Laden (UBL) bodyguard and is related, by marriage, to UBL.” (source) (2)37
Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani1979-11-19 (Saudi Arabia)2001-12-15 (Tora Bora - Afgh./Pak. border); 2002-02-13 arrived at Guantanamo.Dirty 30. “[A]ttempted to enter the United States on 4 August 2001, after almost certainly having been selected by senior al-Qa'ida members to be the 20th hijacker for the 9/11 attacks. SA-063 probably understood that he was intended to be used as part of a suicide operation, but he was probably unaware of the specifics of the attack. He was denied entry to the United States by Immigration and Naturalization Service officers who found the circumstances of his travel and his conduct to be suspicious.†source63
Salem Ahmad Hadi Bin Kanad1975 (Hadramawt, Yemen)2001-11-24 (Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan)“Dostum’s forces took the prisoners to the Qala-i-Jangi prison located outside Mazar-e-Sharif. After one night in captivity, the prisoners revolted leading to the deaths of members of the Northern Alliance forces and CIA officer Johnny “Mike” Spann. US air strikes were called in to assist in quelling the uprising and prevented the prisoners from escaping. During the revolt, detainee was shot in the chest and legs. Detainee retreated with other captured fighters to a nearby basement, where they remained for seven days.” source131
Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani1975-02-27 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)2001-12-31 (Nangarhar, Afgh./Pak. border)“[A]ssessed to be a member of al-Qaida, an extremist recruiter, and possibly a Usama Bin Laden’s (UBL) bodyguard. While in Afghanistan (AF), detainee participated in hostilities against US and Coalition forces, was a sub-commander for al-Qaida forces in Tora Bora, and is assessed to have been a member of UBL’s 55th Arab Brigade. Prior to fighting on the front lines, detainee received advanced training in various firearms, explosives, and anti-aircraft guns at al-Qaida militant training camps in Afghanistan.” source195
Khalid Ahmed Qasim1977-01-21 (Aden, Yemen)“Detainee is a member of al-Qaida. Detainee has threatened the lives of US citizens during detention and will pose a threat if released. Detainee participated in hostilities against US and Coalition forces in Usama Bin Laden’s (UBL) Tora Bora Mountain complex where he served as a sub-commander subordinate to UBL appointed military commander…Detainee was identified as a weapons trainer with explosives experience who taught artillery and surface to air missiles at the al-Qaida al-Faruq Training Camp and on the front lines. Detainee was also a fighter in UBL’s 55th Arab Brigade on the front lines of Afghanistan, (AF),1 including service at an artillery position and possibly command of a front line position. Detainee acknowledged he was facilitated by a known al-Qaida recruiter, and traveled to Afghanistan in 1999 to receive training and participate in militant jihad. In Afghanistan, he received basic and advanced training including tactics, trainer preparation, and artillery at al-Qaida camps. Detainee’s name and alias were found on al-Qaida affiliated documents, he acknowledged staying at several al-Qaida guesthouses, and he is directly associated with other al-Qaida operatives including a family member suspected of involvement in the October 2000 USS COLE bombing.” source (WL) 242
Salman Yahya Hassan Mohammad Rabei'l1979-06-30 (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia); citizenship: Yemen“Detainee is assessed to be a member of al-Qaida. Detainee is assessed to have participated in hostilities against US and Coalition forces as a fighter… in Usama Bin Laden’s Tora Bora Mountain complex, and while detained has acknowledged he will pose a threat if released, expressed hatred for the US and has made references to his own martyrdom in letters to his family.” WL 508
Yassim Qasim Mohammad Ismail QasimYemen WL522
Faez Mohammed Ahmed Al-KandariKuwait WL552
Suhayl Abdul Anam al SharabiYemen WL569
Abdullah Al SharbiSaudi ArabiaWL682
Said bin Brahim bin Umran BakushLibyaWL685
Sufiyan Ibn Muhammad Barhumi7/23/19732002-03-28 (Faisalabad, Pakistan); 2002-06 (arrived at Guantanamo)“Sufiyan Tun Muhammad Barhumi (AG-694) illegally immigrated to the United Kingdom (UK) from Algeria in the 1990s and was radicalized and recruited at the Baker Street Mosque in London to travel to Afghanistan for jihad. AG-694 obtained a falsified passport in the UK and traveled to Afghanistan in 1999, intending to fight in Chechnya but ultimately deciding to stay in Afghanistan because of tight Russian border security and because of an injury he suffered to his left hand while training to disarm land mines. AG-694 received advanced training at several camps in Afghanistan including at Khaldan and Derunta. While he probably was not a member of al-Qa'ida or the Taliban, he worked with multiple violent extremist groups as part of the Khaldan group, was well known by several leaders in al-Qaida, and traveled to several training camps and guest houses throughout Afghanistan between 2000 and 2001 to provide training in remote control improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs). Following the onset of Coalition operations, AG-694 most likely traveled to Tora Bora with members of al-Qa'ida, eventually fleeing to Pakistan and staying at several safehouses along the way while evading Pakistan authorities before finally agreeing to provide training on how to construct RCIEDs at well-known al-Qa'ida facilitator Abu Zubaydah (GZ-10016) at his safehouse in Faisalabad. While at Zubaydah's safehouse, AG-649 probably agreed to join Zubaydah's Martyr's Brigade and plot further attacks against the United States. He was arrested during a raid by Pakistani Police, along with Zubaydah and several al-Qa'ida members at Zubaydah 's safehouse in Faisalabad on 28 March 2002.” (source) 2694
Ismael Ali Faraj Ali BakushLibya WikiLeaks708
Said Salih Said NashirYemen841
Saifullah ParachaMongwal (Pakistan) source1094
Sanad Ali Yislam Al KazimiYemensource1453
Hassan Muhammad Ali Bin AttashJeddah (Saudi Arabia) source1456
Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj1974-05-26 (Taiz, Yemen)2002-02-07 (ISID, working in conjunction with US officials, arrested detainee and sixteen others... during a raid on a suspected al-Qaida safe house in Karachi"); 2004-09-19 arrived at Guantanamo.[C]areer jihadist who acted as a prominent financial and travel facilitator for al-Qa'ida and was closely tied to several senior al-Qa'ida members, including Usama Bin Ladin and Khalid Shaykh Muhammad (KU-10024), although he has repeatedly denied being an al-Qa'ida member.” source1457
Abdul Rahim Ghulam RabbaniPakistan source1460
Mohammed Ahmad RabbaniPakistan source1461
Abd Al-Salam Al-Hilah (Hilal?)Yemen"'Abd al-Salam al-Hilah (YM- 1463) was a prominent extremist facilitator who used his position in the Yemeni Political Security Organization to provide refuge and logistical support to al-Qa'ida and other extremist groups. He had unspecified ties to Usama bin Ladin and may have played a role in the attack on the USS Cole in October 2000." source1463
Haroon al-Afghani1981 (Afghanistan)Senior member of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin; "probably an improvised explosive device maker and a member of ajoint al-Qaid/HIG terrorist cell responsiblel for attacks against US and Coalition Forces." source3148
Zayn al-Ibidin Muhammed Husayn1971-03-12 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)2002-03-28 (Faisalabad, Pakistan); 2006 (arrived at Guantanamo) source10016
Mustafa Faraj Muhammad Masud al-Jadid al-Uzaybi1970-11-01 (Tripoli, Libya)2005 (Peshawar, Pakistan) source10017
Encep Nurjaman Hambali1964-04-04 (Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia) source10019
Mohd Farik bin Amin1975-02-16 (Kajang, Malaysia) source10021
Bashir bin Lap1976-12-26 (Johor, Malaysia) source10022
Guleed Hassan Ahmed1974-04-01 (Somalia) source10023
Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu1973 (Busia, Uganda); citizenship: Kenya2007-03-23 (arrived at Guantanamo)Member of EEAQ (Al Qaeda in East Africa), CIC (Council of Islamic Courts), IPK (Islamic Party of Kenya), and associated with AIAI (al-Ittihad al-Islami); received militant training with EEAQ in Somalia; admitted to planning and executing attacks against an Israeli aircraft and Israeli-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel in Kenya. (source) source10025
Muhammad Rahim11/12/19652008-03 (arrived at Guantanamo)[W]orked directly for senior members of al-Qa'ida, including Usama Bin Laden, serving as a translator, courier, facilitator, and operative… had advanced knowledge of many al-Qa'ida attacks, to include 9/11, and progressed to paying for, planning, and participating in the attacks in Afghanistan against U.S. and Coalition targets.”(Review hearing transcript, Aug. 4, 2016). source10029

References   [ + ]

1. NY Times 2002 Timeline – The Guantanamo Docket
2, 3, 4. NY Times Guantanamo Docket
5. Internment Serial Number. See table of 558 detainees identified by name, nationality, and ISN, from Internet Archive capture 2010-01-14, OCR layer added 2020-02-23–kjm.) Original document labeled "List of detainees who went through complete CSRT process (All detainees who went through Round1 of ARB process are also found on this list)". See also Benjamin Wittes & Zaahira Wyne (Dec. 16, 2008), The Current Detainee Population of Guantanamo: An Empirical Study. See also "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (listing through 1463).

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