Iranian detainees at Guantanamo Bay

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The United States Department of Defense acknowledges holding 3 Iranian captives in Guantanamo.[1] A total of 779 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 captives, all "high value detainees" have been transferred there since the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Rasul v. Bush. As of July 2012 the camp population stands at approximately 168.

Iranian captives acknowledged by the DoD[edit]

isn name arrival
555 Abdul Majid Muhammed 2002-05-05 2006-10-11
  • The only Christian in Guantanamo.
  • Accused of being a "watchman" for the Taliban.
  • Describes the militiamen who captured him being enormously excited that they had captured a foreigner who could be sold for a bounty.
  • Reports being a deserter, and a serious drug addict, and a street level drug dealer.
  • Following the ouster of the Taliban his dealer sent him to Afghanistan, rather than his regular couriers, in return for paying off his substantial drug debt.
  • Reports his drug dealer had told him he had started to murder his children because he had not paid of his drug debt.
623 Bakhtiar Bameri 2002-06-18 2004-03-31
676 Mohamed Anwar Kurd 2002-06-12 2005-08-19


  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. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  2. ^ "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (ordered and consolidated version)". Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, from DoD data. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidate chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased" (PDF). Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  4. ^ a b OARDEC (date redacted). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Kurd, Mohamed Anwar" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. pp. page 38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-05-26. Check date values in: |date= (help)