Abdurrahim Al Murbati

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Abdurrahim Al Murbati
Nationality Bahrain
Known for


  • Brother of a former Guantanamo captive
  • has been held without charge by Saudi Arabia since 2003

Abdurrahim Al Murbati is a citizen of Bahrain who has been held in extrajudicial detention in Saudi Arabia since June 2003.[1][2][3] The Gulf Daily News reported on July 7, 2008 that Al Murbati had been held in Haer prison south of the Saudi capital Riyadh.[2] His son Osama had been allowed regular visits to him, until recently, when he was told his father had been moved. Saudi authorities had withheld Al Murbati's current location.

Abdurrahim Al Murbati is the brother of former Guantanamo captive Issa Al Murbati.[1]

On September 21, 2008 the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society launched another appeal for the release of Al Murbati and Khalil Janahi.[4] The Gulf Daily News reported that the two men had recently been transferred to a prison in Damman, in eastern Saudi Arabia, nearer to Bahrain.

On August 2, 2010, Newsblaze speculated that Saudi officials had not complained about a recent incident where Bahraini police had been recorded beating a Saudi citizen because Saudi Arabia did not want to explain its detention of Al Murbati, Khalil Janahi and Abdullah Al Nuaimi.[3] Newsblaze noted that Al Murbati's family were not being allowed to see him.


  1. ^ a b "Two Bahrainis in Saudi jails". Gulf Daily News. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-07-16.  mirror
  2. ^ a b "Family in new bid to trace Qaeda suspect". Gulf Daily News. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2008-07-16. Some tell us he is still in Riyadh, others that he is in Assir, while others say he has been moved to Bahrain.  mirror
  3. ^ a b Brij Sharma (2010-08-02). "TV Clip Creates No Clouds Over Bahrain-Saudi Ties". Newsblaze. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2010-08-03. For one, the incident could be termed as minor even if ugly considering that Bahraini Abdurrahim Al Murbati, brother of former Guantanamo prisoner Issa Al Murbati, has been held in Saudi Arabia since 2003 and lately even his family has not been allowed to see him. 
  4. ^ mandeep singh (2008-09-22). "Appeal to free Saudi jail duo". 31 (186). Gulf Daily News. Archived from the original on September 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-25.