List of Likely CIA Prisoners Who Are Still Missing
The CIA has not released the names of terrorism suspects it held in secret detention with the exception of 14 who were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, in September 2006. Human rights groups have tried to track those identities using publicly available information about high-profile captures, eyewitness accounts from former detainees and family inquiries. In June 2007, six human rights groups released the names of nearly three dozen apparent CIA prisoners (PDF) whose fates remained unknown. We've updated that list based on the most current information available to Human Rights Watch. (For more details, also see our accompanying story.)
We asked the CIA whether any of the people on the list were in CIA custody, whether any of them were among those detainees whom the CIA transferred to other countries for prosecution or detention, as former President Bush said had been done when he publicly acknowledged the program in September 2006, and whether the CIA is aware of and can disclose the current locations of any of these people.
CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano sent the following response: "The agency has not, as a rule, commented on these kinds of lists, which are typically flawed." We invited him to clarify those flaws but have not yet heard back.
1. Hassan Ghul, a Pakistani citizen who was detained in Iraq in 2004. As we wrote last week, one of the recently released memos revealed Ghul had been in CIA custody. He was reportedly last seen in Pakistani custody in late 2006. His whereabouts now are unknown.
2. Ali Abd al-Rahman al-Faqasi al-Ghamdi, detained in Saudi Arabia in June 2003. He is believed to be in Saudi custody.
3. Ali Abdul-Hamid al-Fakhiri, also known as Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi. Was detained in Pakistan in November 2001 and is believed to now be in Libyan custody.
4. Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, a Syrian national captured in Pakistan in November 2005. He is believed to be in Syrian custody.
5. Abdul Basit, believed to be a Saudi or Yemeni national taken before June 2004. His whereabouts are unknown.
6. Adnan. His last name and citizenship are unknown. He was captured before June 2004 and whereabouts are unknown.
7. Hudaifa. His last name and citizenship are unknown. He was captured before June 2004 and whereabouts are unknown.
8. Mohammed al-Afghani. An Afghan citizen detained in Pakistan in May 2004. Believed to be at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
9. Ayoub al-Libi, a Libyan held in Pakistan in January 2004. He is believed to be in Libyan custody now.
10. Yassir al-Jazeeri is an Algerian captured in early 2003 in Pakistan and whose whereabouts is unknown.
12. Mohammed Omar Abdel-Rahman is an Egyptian who was captured in Pakistan in early 2003 and is now believed to be in Egyptian custody.
13. Majid, a Libyan. His last name and whereabouts are unknown.
14. Hassan Rabai, a Libyan who is believed to be in Libyan custody.
15. Khaled al-Sharif, a Libyan who is believed to be in Libyan custody.
16. Osama bin Yousaf is a Pakistani citizen who may have been captured in Pakistan in August 2005 and whose whereabouts are unknown.
17. Osama Nazir is a Pakistani citizen believed to have been detained in Pakistan in November 2004. He is believed to be in Pakistani custody.
18. Sharif al-Masri is an Egyptian believed to have been nabbed on the Pakistan-Afghan border in August 2004. His whereabouts are unknown.
20. Mustafa Mohammed Fadhil is a Kenyan or Egyptian national who was reportedly detained in Pakistan in August 2004. His whereabouts are unknown.
21. Musaab Aruchi is a Pakistani citizen detained in Pakistan in June 2004. His whereabouts are unknown.
22. Ibad Al Yaquti al Sheikh al Sufiyan is a Saudi citizen believed to have been detained in Pakistan in January 2004. His whereabouts are unknown.
23. Walid bin Azmi, his nationality is unknown. He was reportedly captured in Pakistan in January 2004 and his whereabouts are unknown.
24. Amir Hussein Abdullah al-Misri, an Egyptian who was reportedly arrested in Pakistan in January 2004. His whereabouts are unknown.
25. Safwan al-Hasham is a Saudi national reportedly detained in Pakistan in May 2003. His whereabouts are unknown.
26. Jawad al-Bashar is an Egyptian who was reportedly captured in Pakistan in May 2003. His whereabouts are unknown.
27. Saif al Islam el Masry is an Egyptian citizen reportedly detained in Georgia in September 2002. His whereabouts are unknown.
28. Sheikh Ahmed Salim is a Tanzanian citizen reportedly detained in Pakistan in July 2002. His whereabouts are unknown.
29. Anas al-Libi is a Libyan who was detained in Sudan in February 2002. His whereabouts are unknown.
30. Al-Rubaia. His first name is unknown. He is believed to be an Iraqi citizen arrested in 2002 and whose whereabout are unknown.
31. Speen Ghul was arrested in Pakistan. He is believed to be Somali and his whereabouts are unknown.
32. Khalil al-Uzbeki, an Uzbek citizen. His whereabouts and the details of his capture are unknown.
33. Ahmed Abdul Rashid a Somali citizen. His whereabouts and the details of his capture are unknown.
34. Hiwa Abdul Rahman Rashul, an Iraqi citizen arrested in Iraq in 2003. His whereabouts and the details of his capture are unknown.
35. Abdullah Ahmad Salih al-Rimi, believed to be Yemeni. His whereabouts and the details of his capture are unknown.
The government remains uncertain what to do with its prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
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