End 13 Years Of Injustice

Prisoners: Who's Still Held?

779 prisoners have been held at Guantánamo since the prison opened on January 11, 2002. Of those, 653 have been released or transferred, one was transferred to the U.S. to be tried, and nine have died, the most recent being Adnan Latif, in September 2012.

121 of these prisoners have been released under President Obama, and although no prisoners were released for 15 months from January 2011, two Uighur prisoners (Muslims from China's Xinjiang province) were released in April 2012, another man, Ibrahim al-Qosi, who was given a two-year sentence after a plea deal in July 2010, was released in July 2012, and in September 2012, Omar Khadr, a former child prisoner, was transferred to Canada to serve the rest of the sentence he negotiated as part of plea deal in October 2010.

In August 2013, following a promise to resume releasing prisoners that President Obama made in May, after the majority of the remaining prisoners had embarked on a hunger strike to remind the world of their plight, two Algerians -- cleared for release in January 2010 by the inter-agency Guantánamo Review Task Force that President Obama established when he took office in January 2009 -- were released, and in December 2013 two more Algerians were repatriated -- although these two men didn't want to go home -- and two Saudis were then released.

These releases were then followed by the repatriation of two Sudanese prisoners -- Noor Uthman Muhammed, as the result of a plea deal in February 2011, and Ibrahim Idris, who had been cleared for release by the task force, but whose eventual release was ordered by a judge after the Justice Department failed to contest his habeas corpus petition, accepting that he was severely mentally ill.

At the end of 2013, three more men were given new homes in Slovakia -- the last of the 22 Uighurs (Muslims from China's oppressed Xinjiang province) whose release into the U.S. had been ordered -- but then overturned -- by a judge in October 2008.

In March 2014, another Algerian -- Ahmed Belbacha -- was repatriated, and on May 31, 2014, five Taliban prisoners were released, in Qatar, and under supervision, in exchange for the release of the sole U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network since 2009.

In November 2014, Fawzi al-Odah, one of the last two Kuwaitis in Guantánamo, was freed, and, also in November 2014, six more prisoners were released -- three Yemenis were given new homes in Georgia, a Yemeni and a Tunisian were resettled in Slovakia, and a Saudi was repatriated.

In December, six more men were released -- four Syrians, a Palestinian and a Tunisian -- who were accepted as refugees in Uruguay, and four Afghans were repatriated, and the very end of the year five more men -- two Tunisians and three Yemenis -- were given new homes in Kazakhstan.

In January 2015, another five men -- all Yemenis -- were resettled. Four of the men were sent to Oman, while the fifth was sent to Estonia, and in June 2015 another six Yemenis were resettled in Oman.

116 prisoners now remain in Guantánamo, although it is important to remember that 44 of these men, like the majority of the men released in the last two years, were cleared for release over five years ago by President Obama's Guantánamo Review Task Force, and they are listed below. The identities of 56 men cleared for release by the task force were made available in a document released by the Department of Justice in a court case in September 2012, and this information is also included.

Ten more men, recommended for ongoing detention by the task force, were cleared for release between January 2014 and June 2015 by Periodic Review Boards, convened to reassess the cases of those recommended by the task force for ongoing detention, or, in some cases, for prosecution. Two of these ten men, Fawzi al-Odah and Muhammad al-Zahrani, were released in November 2014. As a result, there are currently 52 cleared prisoners in total who are still held.

Please also visit the Gitmo Clock website, which we launched in August 2013, to see the current status of the prisoners, and to call for further action from President Obama.

On June 17, 2013, the Department of Justice, in response to a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request, finally released the "Final Dispositions" of the Guantánamo Review Task Force, revealing the identities of the 30 other cleared prisoners (all Yemenis, and all recommended for "conditional detention," because of security fears regarding their home country), as well as the identities of 33 men recommended for trials, and 46 others recommended for indefinite detention without charge or trial. These recommendations, which we discussed here, have been added to the list below.

In March 2014, we also added information about 25 men who had been recommended for prosecution by the task force in 2010, but in April 2013 had been determined to be eligible for Periodic Review Boards. We wrote about this here, based on a list obtained through FOIA legislation by Jason Leopold of Al-Jazeera. Please note that all the prisoners recommended for continued detention are also supposed to receive PRBs.

Please also note that the numbers before the men’s names are their ISN numbers (the “Internment Security Numbers” by which they are identified in Guantánamo).

  1. 026 Ghazi, Fahed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"; also see "As Three Yemenis Are Freed from Guantánamo, This Video Highlights the Plight of the 52 Others, Long Cleared for Release"
  2. 027 Uthman, Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013; also see: "The Seven Guantánamo Prisoners Whose Appeals Were Turned Down by the Supreme Court"
  3. 028 Al Alawi, Muaz (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013; also see: "The Seven Guantánamo Prisoners Whose Appeals Were Turned Down by the Supreme Court" and "Voices from the Hunger Strike in Guantánamo"
  4. 029 Al Ansi, Mohammed (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  5. 030 Al Hakimi, Ahmed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  6. 031 Al Mujahid, Mahmoud (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention by the task force, but cleared for release by a Periodic Review Board in January 2014
  7. 033 Al Adahi, Mohammed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  8. 037 Al Rahabi, Abdul Malik (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention by the task force, and also recommended for continued detention by a Periodic Review Board in March 2014, he was cleared for release by a second Periodic Review Board in December 2014
  9. 038 Al Yazidi, Ridah (Tunisia) Cleared for release
  10. 039 Al Bahlul, Ali Hamza (Yemen) Convicted pre-Obama, and given a life sentence, although that conviction was overturned on appeal: see "Ali Hamza Al-Bahlul, David Hicks and the Legal Collapse of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo"
  11. 040 Al Mudafari, Abdel Qadir (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  12. 041 Ahmad, Majid (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  13. 042 Shalabi, Abdul Rahman (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013, his review took place in April 2015, and he was cleared for release by a Periodic Review Board in June 2015.
  14. 043 Moqbel, Samir (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  15. 044 Ghanim, Mohammed (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  16. 045 Al Rezehi, Ali Ahmad (aka Ali Ahmad Al Razihi) (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S. by the task force, but cleared for release by a Periodic Review Board in April 2014
  17. 063 Al Qahtani, Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  18. 088 Awad, Adham Ali (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  19. 091 Al Saleh, Abdul (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  20. 115 Naser, Abdul Rahman (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  21. 117 Al Warafi, Muktar (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  22. 128 Al Bihani, Ghaleb (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention by the task force, but cleared for release by a Periodic Review Board in May 2014
  23. 131 Ben Kend, Salem (aka Salem bin Kanad) (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention by the task force, and also recommended for continued detention by a Periodic Review Board in May 2014
  24. 153 Suleiman, Fayiz (Yemen) Cleared for release
  25. 163 Al Qadasi, Khalid (Yemen) Cleared for release
  26. 165 Al Busayss, Said (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  27. 167 Al Raimi, Ali Yahya (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  28. 171 Alahdal, Abu Bakr (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  29. 178 Baada, Tareq (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  30. 189 Gherebi, Salem (Libya) Cleared for release
  31. 195 Al Shumrani, Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013, his review took place in May 2014; in October 2014 he was recommended for continued detention by the review board
  32. 197 Chekhouri, Younis (Morocco) Cleared for release; also see "Younus Chekhouri's Love Letter to His Wife from Guantánamo"
  33. 202 Bin Atef, Mahmoud (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  34. 223 Sulayman, Abdul Rahman (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  35. 233 Salih, Abdul (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  36. 235 Jarabh, Saeed (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013, his review took place in January 2015 and he was recommended for release in March 2015
  37. 239 Aamer, Shaker (UK-Saudi Arabia) Cleared for release; also see: "10 Years in Guantánamo: British Resident Shaker Aamer, Cleared for Release But Still Held," "EXCLUSIVE: 'I Affirm Our Right to Life': Shaker Aamer, the Last British Resident in Guantánamo, Explains His Peaceful Protest and Hunger Strike," "EXCLUSIVE: A Demand for 'Freedom and Justice' from Shaker Aamer in Guantánamo," "Gravely Ill, Shaker Aamer Asks U.S. Judge to Order His Release from Guantánamo" and "We Stand With Shaker: New Campaign Launches on Nov. 24 Calling for the Release of Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo"
  38. 240 Al Shabli, Abdullah (Saudi Arabia) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  39. 242 Qasim, Khaled (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013, his review took place in February 2015 but he was recommended for ongoing detention in March 2015
  40. 244 Nassir, Abdul Latif (Morocco) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  41. 249 Al Hamiri, Mohammed (Yemen) Cleared for release; also see: "From Guantánamo, An Innocent Man Pleads for Release"
  42. 251 Bin Salem, Mohammed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  43. 255 Hatim, Said (Yemen) Cleared for release
  44. 257 Abdulayev, Umar (Tajikistan) Cleared for release
  45. 309 Abdal Sattar, Muieen (UAE) Cleared for release
  46. 321 Kuman, Ahmed Yaslam Said (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  47. 324 Al Sabri, Mashur (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013, his review took place in March 2015 and he was recommended for release in April 2015
  48. 434 Al Shamyri, Mustafa (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  49. 440 Bawazir, Mohammed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  50. 441 Al Zahri, Abdul Rahman (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  51. 461 Al Qyati, Abdul Rahman (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  52. 498 Haidel, Mohammed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  53. 506 Al Dhuby, Khalid (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  54. 508 Al Rabie, Salman (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  55. 509 Khusruf, Mohammed (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  56. 511 Al Nahdi, Sulaiman (Yemen) Cleared for release
  57. 522 Ismail, Yasin (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  58. 535 El Sawah, Tariq (Egypt) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but cleared for release by a Periodic Review Board in February 2015
  59. 549 Al Dayi, Omar (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  60. 550 Zaid, Walid (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  61. 552 Al Kandari, Fayiz (Kuwait) Recommended for continued detention by the task force, and also recommended for continued detention by a Periodic Review Board in July 2014; also see: "Justice Denied: The Stories of Fawzi Al-Odah and Fayiz Al-Kandari, the Last Two Kuwaitis in Guantánamo," "The Seven Guantánamo Prisoners Whose Appeals Were Turned Down by the Supreme Court" and "Voices from the Hunger Strike in Guantánamo"
  62. 554 Al Assani, Fehmi (Yemen) Cleared for release
  63. 560 Mohammed, Haji Wali (Afghanistan) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  64. 566 Qattaa, Mansoor (Saudi Arabia) Cleared for release
  65. 569 Al Shorabi, Zohair (Yemen) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  66. 576 Bin Hamdoun, Zahir (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  67. 578 Al Suadi, Abdul Aziz (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  68. 682 Al Sharbi, Ghassan (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  69. 685 Ali, Abdelrazak (Algeria) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  70. 688 Ahmed, Fahmi (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  71. 694 Barhoumi, Sufyian (Algeria) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  72. 695 Abu Bakr, Omar (Omar Mohammed Khalifh) (Libya) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013, he was notified of his forthcoming PRB in January 2015
  73. 696 Al Qahtani, Jabran (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  74. 702 Mingazov, Ravil (Russia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  75. 708 Al Bakush, Ismael (Libya) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  76. 728 Nassir, Jamil (Yemen) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"
  77. 753 Zahir, Abdul (Afghanistan) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  78. 757 Abdul Aziz, Ahmed Ould (Mauritania) Cleared for release
  79. 760 Slahi, Mohamedou Ould (Salahi) (Mauritania) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013; also see "A Tale of Two Guantánamos: Mohamedou Ould Slahi's World of Torture vs. the Senate's Terrorist Fantasies"
  80. 762 Obaidullah (Afghanistan) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013; also see: "U.S. Investigation in Afghanistan Clears Obaidullah, an Afghan Still Held in Guantánamo" and "Voices from the Hunger Strike in Guantánamo"
  81. 768 Al Darbi, Ahmed Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force, he was charged and accepted a plea deal in February 2014, even though he had been determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  82. 836 Saleh, Ayoub Murshid Ali (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  83. 837 Al Marwalah, Bashir (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  84. 838 Balzuhair, Shawki Awad (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  85. 839 Al Madhwani, Musa’ab (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013; also see: "The Seven Guantánamo Prisoners Whose Appeals Were Turned Down by the Supreme Court"
  86. 840 Al Maythali, Hail Aziz Ahmed (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  87. 841 Nashir, Said Salih Said (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  88. 893 Al Bihani, Tawfiq (Saudi Arabia) Cleared for release but held in "conditional detention"; also see: "The Seven Guantánamo Prisoners Whose Appeals Were Turned Down by the Supreme Court"
  89. 975 Karim, Bostan (Afghanistan) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  90. 1017 Al Rammah, Omar (Zakaria al-Baidany) (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  91. 1045 Kamin, Mohammed (Afghanistan) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  92. 1094 Paracha, Saifullah (Pakistan) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  93. 1119 Hamidullah, Haji (aka Ahmid Al Razak) (Afghanistan) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  94. 1453 Al Kazimi, Sanad (Yemen) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  95. 1456 Bin Attash, Hassan (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  96. 1457 Sharqawi, Abdu Ali (Yemen) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  97. 1460 Rabbani, Abdul Rahim Ghulam (Pakistan) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  98. 1461 Rabbani, Mohammed Ghulam (Pakistan) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  99. 1463 Al Hela, Abdulsalam (Yemen) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  100. 10011 Al Hawsawi, Mustafa (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution, he was charged and pre-trial hearings are underway
  101. 10013 Bin Al Shibh, Ramzi (Yemen) Recommended for prosecution, he was charged and pre-trial hearings are underway
  102. 10014 Bin Attash, Waleed (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution, he was charged and pre-trial hearings are underway
  103. 10015 Al Nashiri, Abd Al Rahim (Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution, he was charged and pre-trial hearings are underway
  104. 10016 Zubaydah, Abu (Palestine-Saudi Arabia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  105. 10017 Al Libi, Abu Faraj (Libya) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  106. 10018 Al Baluchi, Ammar (Ali Abd Al Aziz Ali) (Pakistan-Kuwait) Recommended for prosecution, he was charged and pre-trial hearings are underway
  107. 10019 Isamuddin, Riduan (Hamlili) (Indonesia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  108. 10020 Khan, Majid (Pakistan) Recommended for prosecution, he accepted a plea deal in February 2012
  109. 10021 Bin Amin, Modh Farik (Zubair) (Malaysia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  110. 10022 Bin Lep, Mohammed (Lillie) (Malaysia) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  111. 10023 Dourad, Gouled Hassan (Somalia) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  112. 10024 Mohammed, Khalid Sheikh (Pakistan-Kuwait) Recommended for prosecution, he was charged and pre-trial hearings are underway
  113. 10025 Malik, Mohammed Abdul (Kenya) Recommended for continued detention, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  114. 10026 Al Iraqi, Abd Al Hadi (Iraq) Recommended for prosecution and charged, even though he had been determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  115. 3148 Al Afghani, Haroon (Afghanistan) Recommended for prosecution by the task force in January 2010, but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013
  116. 10029 Rahim, Muhammad (Afghanistan) Recommended for continued detention and possible transfer to detention in the U.S., but determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013