Somali detainees at Guantanamo Bay

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There were a total of four Somali detainees in Guantanamo of a total of 778 detainees that have been held 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 suspects, all "high value detainees" have been transferred there since the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Rasul v. Bush. As of January 2008 the camp population stand at approximately 285.[1]

When the DoD was forced to publish its first official list of detainees, on May 15, 2006, it listed two detainees from Somalia. In 2006 and 2007 two more detainees from Somalia were transferred to Guantanamo from the CIA's network of "black sites".

Somali detainees in Guantanamo[edit]

isn name arrival
date
transfer
date
notes
567 Mohammed Sulaymon Barre unknown 2009-12-19
  • Barre was one of approximately a dozen captives whose arrival at Guantanamo was undocumented.[2]
  • Barre was repatriated to Somaliland in November 2008.[3]
704 Muhamed Hussein Abdallah 2002-08-05 2008-11-04
  • Abdallah was repatriated to Somaliland| in November 2008.[4]
10023 Gouled Hassan Dourad 2006-09-06
  • Transferred to Guantanamo, together with thirteen other "high value detainees" formerly held in CIA custody, on September 6, 2006.
10027 Abdullahi Sudi Arale 2007-05-?? 2009-12-19
  • Arale was the fourth last captive to be transferred to Guantanamo.
  • Arale was repatriated to Somaliland in December 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 2006-05-15.  Works related to List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006 at Wikisource
  2. ^ Sonia Saini, Almerindo Ojeda. "Heights, weights, and in-processing dates". Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas. Retrieved 2009-12-21.  mirror
  3. ^ a b Carol Rosenberg (2009-12-19). "Guantánamo detention census drops to 198". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-12-20. 
  4. ^ Carol Rosenberg (2008-11-04). "Pentagon transfers 3 from Guantánamo prison camps". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2008-11-05.