List of Bahraini detainees at Guantanamo Bay

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The United States Department of Defense acknowledges holding six Bahraini detainees in Guantanamo.[1]

A total of 778 captives 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 January 2017, 45 detainees remain at Guantanamo.[2]

Bahraini detainees in Guantanamo[edit]

isn name status notes
52 Isa Ali Abdulla Almurbati
  • Allegedly a follower of Abu Sayyef.[3]
  • Allegedly was told that if he went to war and fought the Jihad, he would have a 15,000 Dinar debt forgiven.
60 Adil Kamil Abdullah Al Wadi
  • Alleged to have fought on the front lines.[4]
  • Allegedly disruptive and aggressive while in detention.[5]
  • Claimed he traveled to Afghanistan because he was moved by the plight of the refugees.[6]
  • Released.[7][8]
159 Abdulla Majid Al Naimi
  • Alleged to have traveled to Afghanistan to fight.[9]
227 Salah Abdul Rasul Ali Abdul Rahman Al Balushi
  • Press observed his second ARB.[10]
  • Justification for detention unclear.
246 Salman Ebrahim Mohamed Ali Al Khalifa
  • Accused of traveling to Afghanistan.[11]
261 Juma Mohammed Abdul Latif Al Dossary
  • Allegedly delivered a fiery speech in Buffalo NY that was attended by members of the Lackawanna Six.[12]
  • Says he has been tortured, and has made over a dozen suicide attempts.
  • Repatriated to Saudi custody, with fifteen other men, on July 16, 2007.[13]


  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" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  2. ^ Myre, Greg (2017-01-16). "10 Guantanamo Prisoners Freed In Oman; 45 Detainees Remain".
  3. ^ documents (.pdf) from Issa Ali Abdullah Al Murbati's Combatant Status Review Tribunal
  4. ^ Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Adil Kamil Abdullah Al Wadi's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 55-76
  5. ^ Factors for and against the continued detention (.pdf) Archived 2008-05-07 at the Wayback Machine. of Adil Kamil Abdullah Al Wadi Administrative Review Board - pages 53-54 - January 28, 2005
  6. ^ Summarized transcript (.pdf), from Adil Kamil Abdullah Al Wadi's Administrative Review Board hearing - page 30
  7. ^ Free, at last! , Gulf Daily News, November 5, 2005
  8. ^ Three Bahraini Guantanamo detainees return home[permanent dead link], WFOR, November 5, 2005
  9. ^ Summary of Evidence memo (.pdf) Archived 2006-07-31 at the Wayback Machine. prepared for Abdulla Majid Al Naimi's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - September 2, 2004 - page 215
  10. ^ Bahrain Bay detainee 'poses no danger', Gulf Daily News, July 2, 2006
  11. ^ Summarized transcripts (.pdf) Archived 2008-02-27 at the Wayback Machine., from Sheikh Salman Ebrahim Mohamed Ali Al Khalifa's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 1-2
  12. ^ FBI reports suicide try by suspect at Gitmo: Man tied to recruiting of 'Lackawanna Six', Buffalo News, November 7, 2005
  13. ^ Raid Qusti (July 17, 2007). "More Gitmo Detainees Come Home". Arab News. Retrieved 2007-07-17.