The Talking Dog

March 3, 2006, The Names

The Department of Defense has, almost unbelievably, actually complied with an order of a court doing something that the Bush Administration didn't want to do, in this case, releasing this list of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The government of our democratic and free country has decided, after holding some of these men well over four years, to tell us their names. As many of you know, the Hamdan case is coming before the Supreme Court (discussion with Salim Hamdan's attorney Neal Katyal is contained in my interview here) which may, hopefully, spell out once and for all the legal status of our Guantanamo guests.

One of these days, perhaps the Pentagon will see fit to tell us just what it is these people did (hint: in 80-90% of their cases, the answer is "nothing") to warrant spending our taxpayer money (and squandering what's left of our national moral authority) to hold them under conditions that, shall we say, don't meet our treaty obligations.

In the not inconceivable event that their names are flushed down the memory hole and disappear from other websites, I am publishing them here (by nationality) under my "extended entry" for those interested. Notice the large number of "R's" next to those hailing from European countries, and the smaller number from... other countries. You'll recognize a few of the names from the interviews with some of their lawyers (and hopefully, more interviews will be coming soon).

But this is, nonetheless... interesting in its own right. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant; this is just a glimmer, but its more than we had yesterday.

DETAINEES BY COUNTRY (Name, Country, "R" designates released)


Abasin, Said Afghanistan R
Abdul Ghaffar, Mulla Afghanistan R
Agha, Ismail (Muhammad Ismail) Afghanistan R
Akhber, Mohammed Afghanistan R
Ali, Sahibzada Usman Afghanistan R
Aslam, Noor Afghanistan R
Bacha, Saki Afghanistan
Bader, Abdul Manan Afghanistan R
Badr, Badrzaman Afghanistan R
Barhoumi, Sufyian Afghanistan
Barhoumi, Sufyian Afghanistan
Dost, Haji Rahim Muslim Afghanistan R
Ehsannullah Afghanistan R
Farooq, Muhammad Naim Afghanistan R
Fazil or Fadhil, Mullah Afghanistan
Ghafar, Maulvi Abdul Afghanistan R
Ghulab, Sher Afghanistan R
Gul, Lall Afghanistan R
Gul, Nate Afghanistan R
Habibulla, Nur Afghanistan R
Khairkhwa, Khairullah Afghanistan
Khan, Alif Afghanistan R
Khan, Aziz Afghanistan R
Khan, Haji Mohammed Afghanistan R
Khan, Juma Afghanistan
Khan, Merza Afghanistan R
Koochi, Naeem Afghanistan R
Mazloom, Fazel Afghanistan
Mohammed Afghanistan R
Mohammed, Hajii Faiz Afghanistan R
Mohammed, Jan Afghanistan R
Mohammed, Wazir Afghanistan
Muhammad, Mirza Afghanistan
Naqibullah Afghanistan R
Osman, Haji Afghanistan R
Osman, Mohammad Afghanistan R
Rahim, Abdur Afghanistan R
Rahman, Asadullah Afghanistan R
Rahmatullah Afghanistan R
Raouf, Mullah Abdel Afghanistan
Razeq, Abdul Afghanistan R
Rehman, Abdul Afghanistan R
Russol Habir Afghanistan R
Rustam Afghanistan
Sabitullah Afghanistan R
Sarajudim Afghanistan R
Shah, Rostum Afghanistan R
Shah, Sliman Afghanistan R
Shah, Sulaiman Afghanistan R
Shah, Zakhim Afghanistan R
Shakur, Mullah Afghanistan
Shehzada, Mullah Afghanistan R
Sidiq, Mohammed Afghanistan R
Sidiq, Muhammad Afghanistan R
Tahir, Mohammad Afghanistan R
Ullah, Asad Afghanistan
Wali, Badshah Afghanistan R
Wazir, Mohammed Afghanistan R
Zahir, Abdul Afghanistan
Zaeef, Mohammed Afghanistan


Abdullah, Abu Algeria
Ait Idir, Mustapha Algeria/Bosnia
Belkacem, Bensayah Algeria
Boumediene, Lakhdar Algeria
El Hadj, Boudella Algeria
Lahmar, Saber Algeria/Bosnia
Nechle, Mohamed Algeria
Slaa, Byami Abu Algeria
Zemiri, Ahcene Algeria (Canada resident)


Habib, Mamdouh Australia R
Hicks, David Australia


Al Balushi, Salah Abdul Rasool Bahrain
Al Dossary, Juma Mohammed Bahrain
Al Khalifa, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Bahrain R
Al Merbati, Isa Bahrain
Al Noaimi, Abdulla Majid Bahrain R
Al Wadi, Adil Kamil Abdullah Bahrain
Hajee , Adel Kamel Abdullah Bahrain R


Zemmouri, Moussa Belgium R


Khadr, Abdur Rahman Canada R
Khadr, Omar Canada


Abdu Hakim, Adel China
Ahmed, Siddiq China
Qassim, Abu Bakr China


Abderrahmane, Slimane Hadj Denmark R


Al-Laithi, Sami Egypt R
El-Weleli, Reda Fadel Egypt
Mazrou, Alaa Abdel-Maqsoud Egypt
Meshad, Sherif Egypt
Rahman, Ahmed Abdel Egypt


Mohammed, Binyam Ethiopia


Benchellali, Mourad France R
Kanouni, Imad France R
Mustafa, Khaled ben France R
Patel, Mushtaq Ali France R
Ridouane, Khalid France R
Sassi, Nizar France R
Yadel, Brahim France R


Al Rawi, Bisher Iraq


Anvarkord, Mohammad Iran R
Bameri, Bahktiar Iran R


Abdul Rahman, Wesam Jordan R
Al Asmar, Khalid Jordan R
Al Banna, Jamil Jordan (U.K. resident)
Asnar, Khalid Jordan
Azzam, Hussein Jordan
Nabaytah, Hassan Jordan


al Ajmi, Abdullah Saleh Ali Kuwait R
Al Azmi, Saad Madai Saad Kuwait R
al Daihani, Mohammed Funaitel Kuwait R
Al Hameydani, Khalid Bin Abdullah Kuwait R
Al Kandari, Abdullah kamel bin Abdullah Kamal Kuwait
Al Kandari, Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Kuwait
Al Mutairi, Khalid Abdullah Mishal Kuwait
Al Mutairi, Nasser Nijer Naser Kuwait R
Al Odah, Fawzi Khalid Abdullah Fahad Kuwait
Al Rabiah, Fwad Mahmoud Kuwait
al Shimmari, Abdulaziz SayerOwain Kuwait R
al Zamel, Adel Zamil Abdull Mohssin Kuwait R
Amin, Omar Rajab Kuwait


Deghayes, Omar Libya
Gherebi, Falen Libya
Ghereby, Salem Abdul Libya


Fauzee, Ibrahim Maldives R


Ould Slahi, Mouhamedou Mauritania


Abdullah, Ahmad Morocco
Abdullah, Noorudeen Morocco
Abdulsalam, Reswan Morocco
Ash Shaqoori, Usamah Morocco
Al Shaqoori, Yunus Morocco
Ali, Abu Sana Morocco
Al Ouali, Mohamed Morocco R
Aouzar, Mohamed Morocco R
Ash Shaqoori, Usamah Morocco
Bajadiyah, Saeed Morocco
Benchakroun, Brahim Morocco R
Binmoojan, Muhammad Morocco
Chekkouri, Redouan Morocco R
Chekkouri, Younes Morocco
Feroze, Muhammad Morocco
Ikassrien, Lahcen Morocco
Lahcini, Najib Morocco R
Laalami, Mohammad Souleymani Morocco R
Mazouz, Mohamed Morocco R
Shaqroon, Ibrahim bin Morocco
Tabarak, Abdallah (Abu Omar) Morocco R


Abbas, Muhammad Pakistan
Ahmad, Ali Pakistan R
Ahmad, Ejaz Pakistan
Ahmed, Sarfaraz Pakistan
Alam, Noor (Abdullah Mahsud Pakistan R
Ali, Sarfraz Pakistan
Ali, Syed Saim Pakistan
Amin, Aminullah Pakistan
Ansar, Muhammad Pakistan R
Anwar, Muhammad Pakistan
Ashraf, Muhammad Pakistan
Ayub, Haseeb Pakistan
Dad, Fazal Pakistan
Hanif, Muhammad Pakistan
Iilyas, Muhammad Pakistan
Iqbal, Faid or Faiq Pakistan R
Iqbal, Zafar Pakistan
Irfan, Muhammad Pakistan
Ishaq, Muhammad Pakistan R
Jamaluddin, Muhammad Pakistan R
Jan, Aziaullah Pakistan
Khan, Alef Pakistan R
Khan, Aziz Pakistan
Khan, Badshah Pakistan
Khan, Ejaz Ahmad Pakistan R
Khan, Hamood ullah Pakistan
Khan, Issa Pakistan
Khan, Muhammad Ejaz Pakistan
Khan, Muhammad Kashif Pakistan R
Khan, Tariq Aziz Pakistan R
Kifayatullah Pakistan
Manzoor, Hafiz Liaqat Pakistan R
Maula, Abdul Pakistan R
Mehmood, Majid Pakistan R
Mehmood, Talli Pakistan R
Muhammad, Ali Pakistan
Muhammad, Shah Pakistan R
Naseer, Muneer bin Pakistan
Nauman, Muhammad Pakistan
Omar, Muhammad Pakistan
Paracha, Saifullah Pakistan
Rafiq, Muhammad Pakistan
Rahim, Abdul Pakistan
Raza, Abid Pakistan
Raza, Muhammad Arshad Pakistan
Razaq, Abdul/Abdur Pakistan R
Rehman, Abdul Pakistan
Rehman, Hafiz Khalil ur Pakistan
Rehman, Sajid-ur Pakistan R
Saeed, Hafiz Ehsan Pakistan
Saeed, Muhammad Pakistan
Safeesi, Abdul Sattar Pakistan
Sagheer, Muhammad Pakistan R
Salahuddin, Ghazi Pakistan R
Sattar, Abdul Pakistan
Shah, Syed Zia Hussain Pakistan
Sultan, Zahid Pakistan
Tariq, Muhammad Pakistan
Tariq, Muhammad Pakistan
Wali, Jehan/Jan Pakistan R
Zaman, Badar uz Pakistan
Zaman, Qaisir Pakistan R


Akhmyarov, Rustam Russia R
Gumarov, Ravil Russia R
Ishmuradov, Timur Russia R
Khazhiyev, Shamil Russia R
Kudayev, Rasul Russia R
Mingazov, Ravil Russia
Odigov, Ruslan Russia R
Vakhitov, Aryat Russia R

Saudi Arabia

Aamer, Shaker Abdur-Raheem Saudi Arabia
Al Anazi, Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Al Areeni, Khalid Saudi Arabia
Al Aseemi, Fahd Sultan Ubaid Saudi Arabia
Al Aushan, Abdul Aziz Sad Saudi Arabia
Al Aushan, Salih bin Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Al Aushan, Salman Saudi Arabia
Al Badaah, Abdul Aziz bin Abdur Rahman Saudi Arabia
Al Bahooth, Ziyad bin Salih bin Muhammad< Saudi Arabia
Al Barakati, Khalid Saudi Arabia
Al Bedani, Abdul Khaled Ahmed Sahleh Saudi Arabia
Al Fawzan, Fahd Fawzan Saudi Arabia
Al Fifi, Jaber Saudi Arabia
Al Fouzan, Fahd Saudi Arabia
Al Ghamdi, Abdur Rahman Uthman Saudi Arabia
Al Ghamdi, Khalaf Awad Saudi Arabia
Al Ghamdi, Saeed Farhah Saudi Arabia
Al Ghamdi, Zaid Saudi Arabia
Al Ghanimi, Abdullah Muhammad Salih Saudi Arabia
Al Habardi, Mane Shaman Saudi Arabia
Al Harbi, Mish or Misal Saudi Arabia
Al Harbi, Ibrahim Daifullah Saudi Arabia
Al Harbi, Tariq Saudi Arabia
Al Jowfi, Rashid Saudi Arabia
Al Juaid, Rami Sad Saudi Arabia
Al Judaan, Hamood Saudi Arabia
Al Juhani, Badr Saudi Arabia
Al Juhdali, Ziyad Saudi Arabia
Al Jutaili, Fahd bin Salih bin Sulaiman Saudi Arabia
Al Kaabi, Jamil Ali Saudi Arabia
Al Khalafi, Asim Saudi Arabia
Al Khalidi, Sulaiman Saudi Arabia
Al Khowlani, Idrees Saudi Arabia
Al Maaliki, Sad Saudi Arabia
Al Marrah, Khalid Saudi Arabia
Al Matrafi, Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Al Mosleh, Abdullah Hamid Saudi Arabia
Al Muraqi, Khalid bin Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Al Musa, Abdul Wahab Saudi Arabia
Al Nasir, Ibrahim Muhammad Saudi Arabia
Al Nukhailan, Naif Saudi Arabia
Al Nur, Anwar Hamdan Saudi Arabia
Al Nusairi, Adil Uqla Hasan Saudi Arabia
Al Omar, Wasim Awad Al Wasim Saudi Arabia
Al Omari, Musa bin Ali bin Saeed Saudi Arabia
Al Otaibi, Bandar Saudi Arabia
Al Owshan, Abdul Aziz Sad Saudi Arabia
Al Owshan, Saleh bin Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Al Owshan, Salman or Sulieman Saudi Arabia
Al Qaaid, Rashid Saudi Arabia
Al Qahtani, Abdullah Hamid al Muslih Saudi Arabia
al Qahtani, Jaber Hasan Saudi Arabia
Al Qahtani, Jabran Said Bin Saudi Arabia
Al Qahtani, Mohamed Saudi Arabia
Al Qahtani, Sad Saudi Arabia
Al Qurashi, Muhammad Abdur-Rahman Abid Saudi Arabia
Al Rabeesh, Yusuf Saudi Arabia
Ash Sabeei, Abdul Hadi Muhammad Saudi Arabia
Ash Sabeei, Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Ash Sabeei, Muhammad Jayid Saudi Arabia
Al Sayegh, Adnan Muhammad Ali Saudi Arabia
Al Shaher, Salem Saudi Arabia
Al Shahrani, Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman< Saudi Arabia
Ash Shaibani, Bandar Saudi Arabia
al-Shammari, Majed Afas Radi al-Tumi Saudi Arabia R
Al Shamri, Anwar Hamdan al Noor Saudi Arabia
Al Sharbi, Ghassan Saudi Arabia
Ash Shareef, Fahd Umar Saudi Arabia
Ash Shareef, Sultan Saudi Arabia
Al Shehri, Abdus Salam Ghaithan Saudi Arabia
Ash Shehri, Saeed Ali Jabir ale Khuthaim Saudi Arabia
Ash Shehri, Salim Saudi Arabia
Al Shehri, Yusuf Muhammad Saudi Arabia
Al Sulami, Yahya Saudi Arabia
Al Umar, Ibrahim bin Umar Saudi Arabia R
Al Unzi, Abdullah Thani Faris Al Sulami Saudi Arabia
Al Unzi, Khalid Saudi Arabia
Al Unzi, Rakan Saudi Arabia
Al Unzi, Sultan Sari Saail Saudi Arabia
Al Utaibi, Bajad bin Daifillah Saudi Arabia
Al Utaibi, Bandar Saudi Arabia
Al Utaibi, Muhammad Suroor Saudi Arabia
Al Utaibi, Naif Fahd Al Aseemi Saudi Arabia
Al Zahrani, Khalid Saudi Arabia R
Al Zahrani, Sad Ibrahim Ramzi al-Jundubi Saudi Arabia
Al Zahrani, Yasser Talal Saudi Arabia
As Sabeei or Al Sabeei, Muhammad Jayid Saudi Arabia
As Sabeei, Abdul Hadi Muhammad Saudi Arabia
As Sabeei, Abdullah Saudi Arabia
Aseeri, Turki Mashawi Zayid Ale Jabali Saudi Arabia
Ash Shabani, Fahd Abdullah Saudi Arabia R
Ash Shahrani, Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman Saudi Arabia
Ash Shaibani, Bandar Saudi Arabia
Ash Shamari, Zain Saudi Arabia
Ash Shamri, Anwar Hamdan al Noor Saudi Arabia
Ash Shareef, Fahd Umar Saudi Arabia
Ash Shareef, Sultan Saudi Arabia
Ash Sharikh, Abdul Hadi Saudi Arabia
Ash Sharikh, Abdur Razzaq Saudi Arabia
Ash Shehri, Yusuf Muhammad Saudi Arabia
Ash Shehri, Saeed Abdul Jabir ale Khutaim Saudi Arabia
Ash Shehri, Saleem Saudi Arabia
Ashadouki, Mishale Saudi Arabia R
Bukhari, Abdul Hakeem Saudi Arabia
Fouzan, Fahed Saudi Arabia
Ghazi, Fahd Abdullah Ahmad Saudi Arabia
Hamza, Abu Saudi Arabia
Joaid, Abdul Rahman Saudi Arabia
Muqaddam, Murtada Saudi Arabia
Noor, Yusuf Khaleel Saudi Arabia
Saud, Abu Saudi Arabia


Ahmed, Hamed Abderrahman Spain R


Ahmad, Rashid Hasan Sudan R
Al Haj, Sami Mohy Eldin Sudan
Al Qosi, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud Sudan
Babikir, Muhammad al Ghazali Sudan R


Ghezali, Mehdi Muhammed Sweden R


Al Muhammad, Mahmood Syria
Dukhan, Mamar Syria


Nabiyev, Yusuf Tajikistan
Sharofov, Rukmiddin Tajikistan
Vohidov, Muqim Tajikistan


Hkimi, Adel Tunisia
Lagah, Lofti Ben Suihi Tunisia
Mabrouk, Adel Ben Hamida Tunisia
Nasri, Riadh Mohammad Tunisia
Ridha, Yazidi Tunisia
Sassi, Mohammed Ben Sala Tunisia
Sliti, Hisham Tunisia


Bayifkan, Lutfi Turkey
Celik, Abdullah Turkey
Celikgogus, Yuksel Turkey R
Eksi, Mustafa Turkey
Kurnaz, Murat Turkey (German resident)
Mert, Nuri Turkey R
Sen, Ibrahim Turkey
Sen, Mesut Turkey R
Uyar, Salih Turkey R
Uzel, Turgut Turkey


Abdullah, Jamal Uganda R

United Kingdom

Abbasi, Feroz United Kingdom R
Ahmed, Ruhal United Kingdom R
Al-Harith, Jamal Udeen United Kingdom R
Begg, Moazzam United Kingdom R
Belmar, Richard United Kingdom R
Dergoul, Tarek United Kingdom R
Iqbal, Asif United Kingdom R
Mubanga, Martin United Kingdom/Zambia R
Rasul, Shafiq United Kingdom R


Al Qadasi, Walid Unknown R
Arbaish, Khalid bin Suleiman Unknown
Maimoundi, Hassan Unknown


Abd, Allah Ab Aljalil Abd Al Rahman Yemen
Abdoh, Atag Ali Yemen
Abdulraheem, Othman Yemen
Ahmed, Fahmi Abdullah Yemen
Ahmed, Faruq Ali Yemen
Al Adahi, Mohamed Yemen
Al Asadi, Mohamed Ahmed Yemen
Al Askari, Mohsin Ali Yemen
Al Assani, Fahmi Salem Yemen
Al Azraq, Majid Hamoud Yemen
Al Baasi, Mohsin Abdullah Yemen
Al Bahlul, Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman Yemen
Al Baidhani, Abdulkhaliq Yemen
Al Busayss, Adil Said Al Haj Obeid Yemen
Al Darbi, Ahmed Yemen
Al Dhabbi, Khalid Mohamed Saleh Yemen
Al Dhabi, Salah Mohamed Saleh Yemen
Al Dini, Omar Saeed Yemen
Al Ghaith, Abdurahman ba Yemen
Al Habashi, Raafat Yemen
Al Haimi, Basheer Al Marwali Yemen
Al Haj, Sarqawi Yemen
Al Hamd, Adel Saleh Yemen
Al Hassan, Sameer Naji Yemen
Al Kazimi, Ali Nasser Yemen
Al Kouri, Farouq Ahmed Yemen
Al Madhoni, Musaab Yemen
Al Mahdi, Ali Yahya Mahdi Yemen
Al Marwalah, Bishir Naser Ali Yemen
Al Matari, Fahd Al Haimi Yemen
Al Muhajiri, Abdulmajeed Yemen
Al Mujahid, Mahmoud Abdulaziz Yemen
Al Qadasi, Khalid Massah Yemen
Al Rabahi, Abdullah Ameen Yemen
Al Rahabi, Abdulmalik Abdulwahhab Yemen
Al Raimi, Ali Yahya Mahdi Yemen
Al Raimi, Ismail Ali Yemen
Al Razehi, Ali Ahmed Mohammad Yemen
Al Salami, Ali Abdullah Yemen
Al Salami, Saleh Abdullah Yemen
Al Samh, Adil Abu Yemen
Al Sarim, Saeed Ahmed Yemen
Al Shamiri, Mustafa Yemen
Al Siblie, Abdullah Yahya Yousuf Yemen
Al Suwaidi, Abdulaziz Yemen
Al Tawlaqi, Fahmi Yemen
Al Wahab, Abd al Malik Abd Yemen
Al Warifi, Mukhtaar Yemen
Al Yafii, Al Khadir Abdullah Yemen
Al Zuhairi, Ahmed Zaid Yemen
Al-Tis, Ali Hussain Yemen
Amer, Jalal Salim bin Yemen
Anam, Suhail Abdo Yemen
Amro, Jalal Salem bin Yemen
Anam, Suhail Abdo Yemen
Aqeel, Sulaiman bin Yemen
Batarfi, Ayman Saeed Yemen
Bawazir, Mohammed Yemen
Ghanem, Mohamed Ragab Abu Yemen
Hamada, Mohamed Yemen
Hamdan, Salim Ahmed Yemen
Hamdoon, Zahir Omar bin Yemen
Hassan, Imad Abdullah Yemen
Hassan, Mohammad Mohammad Yemen
Hatem, Saeed Yemen
Ismail, Yasin Qasem Muhammad Yemen
Kassim, Khalid Ahmed Yemen
Khasraf, Mohamed Nasser Yahya Abdullah Yemen
Mujarrad, Talal Ahmed Mohamed Yemen
Murshid, Ayoub Yemen
Omar, Othman Ali Yemen
Qaid, Yaseen Yemen
Qassim, Khalid Ahmed Yemen
Quraish, Nasr Abdullah Yemen
Rabeii, Salman Yahya Hassan Mohammad Yemen
Rashid, Hani Saleh Yemen
Salman, Mohamed bin Yemen
Shaalan, Hani Abdo Muslih Yemen
Utain, Riyad Yemen
Uthman, Abdur Rahim Mohammad Uthman Yemen
Wazeer, Abdullah ba Yemen