Isa Ali Abdullah al Murbati
|Issa Ali Abdullah al Murbati|
|Born||1965 (age 49–50)
|Charge(s)||No charge (held in extrajudicial detention)|
Issa Ali Abdullah al Murbati is a citizen of Bahrain who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba. Al Murbati's Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 52. American counter-terrorism analysts estimate he was born in 1965, in Manama, Bahrain.
Detention in Kandahar
Hunger strike and Force-Feeding
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Combatant Status Review Tribunal
Initially the Bush administration asserted that they could withhold all the protections of the Geneva Conventions to captives from the war on terror. This policy was challenged before the Judicial branch. Critics argued that the USA could not evade its obligation to conduct competent tribunals to determine whether captives are, or are not, entitled to the protections of prisoner of war status.
Subsequently the Department of Defense instituted the Combatant Status Review Tribunals. The Tribunals, however, were not authorized to determine whether the captives were lawful combatants—rather they were merely empowered to make a recommendation as to whether the captive had previously been correctly determined to match the Bush administration's definition of an enemy combatant.
Recorder Exhibit List
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|R2||FBI Request for Redaction of National Security Information 15 Sept 04||Exhibit
|R3||USDHS, Terrorist Org Ref Guide, dtd Jan 04, pg 3||3.a.4.||UNCLASSIFIED|
|R4||SIR, dtd 18 Dec 02||3.a.1.
|R5||JTF- 170 Knowledgeability Brief, dtd 13 Jun 02||3.a.1.
|R6||SIR, dtd 8 Oct 02||3.a.3,||2.P.2.||SECRET|
|R7||FBI 302, dtd 09 Jun 02||3.b.1.
|R8||Results of Quarterly Review of Community Counterterrorism Tiers||3.a.4,||Page 2||SECRET/NOFORN|
|R9||CITF Assessment 10-JAN-03||Summary||SECRET//NOFORN|
|R10||JTF GTMO Baseball Card||SECRET/NOFORN|
|Rll||MFR SA ---------------- 24 September 2004||FYI||SECRET//NOFORN|
|Additional information added on 27 Sept 04 per board request of 25 Sept 04|
|R12||OARDEC INTEL RS, RESPONSE dtd 25 Sep 04||R5, pg 3
|R13||JT assessment||R7, pg 2||SECRET//NOFORN|
|R8||Results of Quarterly Review of Community Counterterrorism Tiers||F7, pg 2,||added page 3||SECRETI/NOFORN|
- a The detainee is associated with Al Qaeda:
- On November 2, 2001, detainee voluntarily traveled from Bahrain to Afghanistan.
- The detainee traveled to Afghanistan via Pakistan where he planned to fight in the ‘’Jihad’‘.
- Detainee was a follower of Abu Sayyaf
— Abu Sayyef; they met in the Philippines. They discussed getting money to Arabs in Afghanistan.
- Abu Sayyef Group is a known terrorist organization.
- b The detainee participated in military operations against the United States and its coalition partners.
- Detainee was injured by a grenade while traveling to Khowst, Afghanistan, and given treatment at a hospital.
- Detainee was told that if he went to war and fought the Jihad, he would be a better person and have his 15,000 Dinar debt forgiven, and eventually he traveled to Afghanistan.
- Al Murbati discovered that there was not training available in Kandahar, and since he did not know how to use a Kalisnikov rifle, he traveled to Kabul by taxi, after learning there was training there.
Habeas corpus submission
Al Murbati was released during August 2007. He was the last Bahraini to be released. On Thursday August 23, 2007 the Gulf Daily News reported that Bahraini Member of Parliament Mohammed Khalid had called for the Bahrain government to provide financial compensation to the released men.
- Solitary confinement
- Juma Mohammed Al Dossary
- Salah Abdul Rasool Al Blooshi
- Adel Kamel Hajee
- Shaikh Salman Ebrahim Mohamed Ali Al Khalifa
- Abdulla Majid Al Naimi
- OARDEC (2006-05-15). "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.
- documents (.pdf) from Isa Ali Abdulla Almurbati's Combatant Status Review Tribunal, October 12, 2004
- , Begg, Moazzam, "Enemy Combatant", 2006.
- Abdulrahman Fakhri (September 5, 2005). "'Help me' plea by Bay detainee". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
- Eric Schmitt, Tim Golden (22 February 2006). "Forced feeding at Guantanamo is now acknowledged". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
- Recorder Exhibit List (.pdf) prepared for Isa Ali Abdulla Almurbati's Combatant Status Review Tribunal, September 27, 2004
- Summary of Evidence memo (.pdf) prepared for Isa Ali Abdulla Almurbati's Combatant Status Review Tribunal, September 15, 2004
- Reggie B. Walton (January 31, 2007). "Gherebi, et al. v. Bush" (PDF). United States Department of Justice. Retrieved May 19, 2007.
- Geoffrey Bew (August 23, 2007). "Bay victims may get BD50,000". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
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