Abdullah Abdulqadirakhun

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Abdullah Abdulqadirakhun
Born (1979-06-18)June 18, 1979
Xinjiang China
Detained at Guantanamo
Alternate name Jalal Jalaldin
ISN 285
Charge(s) No charge (unlawfully detained)
Status Released

Abdullah Abdulqadirakhun is an Uyghur refugee, who was held for more than seven years in Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1]

The Department of Defense reports that Abdulqadirakhum was born on June 18, 1979, in Xinjiang [sic] China and assigned him the Internment Serial Number 285.

Abdulqadirakhun was one of the 22 Uighurs held in Guantanamo. It was later learned that he was innocent of the claims against him.[2][3][4]

He won his habeas corpus in 2008. Judge Ricardo Urbina declared his detention as unlawful and ordered to set him free in the United States. He was sent to Bermuda in June 2009 together with three other Uyghurs, Abdul Helil Mamut, Huzaifa Parhat and Emam Abdulahat, on June 11, 2009.[5]


  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 (PDF) from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. ^ Delahunt, Bill; Willett, Sabin (April 2, 2009). "Innocent detainees need a home". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ 17 Innocent Uighurs Detained at Guantánamo Ask Supreme Court for Release | Center for Constitutional Rights Archived August 19, 2010, at WebCite
  4. ^ China's Uighurs trapped at Guantanamo, Asia Times, November 4, 2004 Archived August 1, 2009, at WebCite
  5. ^ Andy Worthington (2009-06-11). "Who Are the Four Guantanamo Uighurs Sent to Bermuda?". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 

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