Moroccan detainees at Guantanamo Bay
There have been approximately fifteen Moroccans detained in Guantanamo. The United States maintained over 750 captives in extrajudicial detention in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. Different sources offer different estimates of the number of Morocco who have been held. The US Department of Defense released what they called an official list of all the detainees who had been held in military custody in Guantanamo. It lists fifteen Moroccan detainees.
List of Moroccan Guantanamo detainees
|56||Abdullah Tabarak Ahmad||Casablanca||1955-12-12||2002-01-17||2003-07-01||
|75||Najib Mohammad Lahassimi||Sattat||1978-09-28||2002-02-07||2006-02-07|
|123||Muhammad Hussein Ali Hassan||Selwan||1966-12-16||2002-01-21||2006-02-07|
|133||Mohamed Ibrahim Awzar||Koreebja||1979-09-28||2002-01-20||2004-07-31||
|150||Said Boujaadia||Casablanca||May 5, 1968||2002-02-07||2008-04-30|
|160||Muhammad Ben Moujan||Dar Bida||1981-02-14||2002-01-15||2006-10-11||
|197||Yunis Abdurrahman Shokuri||Asafi.||1968-04-05||2002-05-01|
|237||Mohammed Souleimani Laalami||Casablanca||1965-03-04||2002-02-08||2006-02-07||
|244||Abdul Latif Nasir||Casablanca||1965-03-04||2002-05-03|
|499||Radwan Al Shakouri||Asafi||1972-02-12||2002-05-01||2004-07-31|
|534||Tarek Dergoul||Mile End, UK||1977-12-11||2002-05-05||2004-03-09|
|587||Ibrahim Bin Shakaran||Casablanca||1979-08-04||2002-05-03||2004-07-31|
- 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.
- "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (ordered and consolidated version)" (PDF). Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, from DoD data. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-09.
- OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidate chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased" (PDF). Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
- Craig Whitlock (January 30, 2006). "Al Qaeda Detainee's Mysterious Release: Moroccan Spoke Of Aiding Bin Laden During 2001 Escape". Washington Post. p. A01. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
Moroccan interrogators visited Tabarak and other Moroccan detainees at Guantanamo on two occasions and urged them to cooperate, according to his attorney and two fellow prisoners. 'They came to see us and brought us coffee and sandwiches,' said Mohammed Mazouz, one of the Moroccans who was later released with Tabarak. 'But the Americans, they would just abuse us.'
- "Detainee on trial said boss left Guantanamo". Associated Press. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-07-25. mirror
- Carol Rosenberg (2008-07-25). "U.S. had top al-Qaida guard, let him go free". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
Chief among them was Casablanca-born Abdallah Tabarak, then 47, described by St. Ours as 'a hard individual,' and, thanks to Hamdan, 'the head bodyguard of all the bodyguards.'mirror
- Andrew Cohen (2008-07-25). "Ho Hum Hamdan". CBS News. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
...the only true news to have emerged so far from the trial is a colossal embarrassment to the government and has nothing to do with Hamdan. Evidently, Hamdan told his interrogators years ago that they had released from Gitmo (back to Morocco) a "hard guy" terror suspect named Abdellah Tabarak. Oops. Bet the Administration would rather have Tabarak on trial than Hamdan.mirror
- 3 Guantanamo Detainees Freed, Washington Post, July 3, 2005
- Spanish court acquits Moroccan who was held at Guantanamo, International Herald Tribune, October 11, 2006
- Morocco sentences three former Guantanamo detainees, The Jurist, November 12, 2006
- Morocco Jails 3 Ex-Guantanamo Detainees, Associated Press, November 10, 2006
- Rabat jails ex-Guantanamo detainees, Al Jazeera, November 12, 2006
- Summary of Evidence memo (.pdf) prepared for Yunis Abdurrahman Shokuri's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - November 16, 2004 - page 69
- "10th Moroccan detainee transferred home from Guantanamo". International Herald Tribune. 2005-10-23. Retrieved 2008-11-12. mirror
- Jan K. Kitchel (2008-07-15). "Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation: Doc 64 -- PETITIONER'S REQUEST FOR 30-DAY NOTICE OF REMOVAL OR TRANSFER" (PDF). United States Department of Justice. Retrieved 2008-11-12. mirror
- Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Mohammed Souleimani Laalami's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 72-74
- "Morocco Dismantles Terror Network, Arrests 17". Fox News. November 20, 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- "The Americans urinated on the Qur’an and sexually abused us". Center for the study of Human Rights in the Americas. April 11, 2005. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
- Factual errors cited in cases against detainees: Lawyers demand new trial system at Guantanamo, Boston Globe, July 14, 2006