Russian detainees at Guantanamo Bay

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The United States Department of Defense acknowledges holding nine Russian detainees in Guantanamo.[1] However, the actual number of Russian citizens in Guantanamo remains unclear. Several men known to have been held in Guantanamo are missing from the official list. One citizen of Uzbekistan is listed as a Russian.

A total of 778 detainees have been held in extrajudicial detention in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba since the camps opened on January 11, 2002 The camp population peaked in 2004 at approximately 660. Only nineteen new detainees, all "high value detainees" have been transferred there since the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Rasul v. Bush. As of May 2014, 149 detainees remain at Guantanamo.[2]

Russian detainees in Guantanamo[edit]

Russian detainees in Guantanamo
isn name arrival
date
departure
date
notes
82 Rasul Kudayev 2004-02-27
  • Repatriated to Russia on January 3, 2004.[citation needed]
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004 with six other Russian men.[3]
  • Also called "Abdullah D. Kafkas".[3]
203 Ravil Shafeyavich Gumarov 2002-01-21 2004-02-27
  • Repatriated to Russia on January 3, 2004.[citation needed]
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004 with six other Russian men.[3]
  • Alleged to have played a role in a 2005 bombing.[4]
  • Defense Intelligence Agency classifies him as a former detainee who "returned to terrorism".[5]
209 Almasm Rabilavich Sharipov 2002-01-21 2004-02-27
  • Repatriated to Russia on January 3, 2004.[citation needed]
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004 with six other Russian men.[3]
  • Granted asylum by the Netherlands.[6][7]
211 Ruslan Anatoloivich Odijev 2002-06-14 2004-02-27
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004, as "Ruslan Anatolovich Odijev", with six other Russian men.[3]
  • Charged with a role in bombing a gas pipeline in 2005.[8]
  • Shot by police in 2007.[9]
  • Human Rights advocates argue he was falsely accused.[9]
  • Defense Intelligence Agency classifies him as a former detainee who "returned to terrorism".[5]
492 Aiat Nasimovich Vahitov 2002-06-14 2004-02-27
  • Repatriated to Russia on January 3, 2004.[citation needed]
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004 with six other Russian men.[3]
573 Rustam Akhmyarov 2002-05-01 2004-02-27
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004 with six other Russian men.[3]
672 Zakirjan Asam 2002-06-08 2006-11-17 NLEC
674 Timur Ravilich Ishmurat 2002-06-14 2004-02-27
  • Repatriated to Russia.[4]
  • Reported to have been repatriated on 24 February 2004, as "Timur Ravilich Ismurat", with six other Russian men.[3]
  • Alleged to have played a role in a 2005 bombing.[4]
702 Ravil Mingazov 2002-10-28

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. ^ "US soldier held captive by Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years freed". Fox News. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-31. "There are now 149 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay." 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidate chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased". Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee Arrested In Moscow". Radio Free Europe. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2008-07-26.  mirror
  5. ^ a b "Fact Sheet: Former GTMO Detainee Terrorism Trends". Defense Intelligence Agency. 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Taliban fighter from Russia seeks Dutch asylum". Axis Globe. 2007-04-04. Archived from the original on 2010-01-08. "He arrived in that country on March 26 and told local officials in the airport that he is the victim of harassment by Russian intelligence. He is now living in the Ter Apel refugee accommodation center in The Netherlands, Kommersant reports today." 
  7. ^ "Q & A: Resettlement of Guantanamo Bay Detainees". Human Rights Watch. 2009-02-23. Archived from the original on 2010-01-08. 
  8. ^ "List of official suspects on the run after the events of 13 October, 2005". Retrieved 2008-04-14.  mirror
  9. ^ a b J. Chivers (2007-06-27). "Former Guantánamo detainee is killed in shoot-out in Russia". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-04-15.  mirror