|Abdul Salam Gaithan Mureef Al-Shehri|
|Born||December 14, 1984|
|Place of birth||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
The US Department of Defense reports that he was born on December 14, 1984, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
According to the New York Times: "Abdul Salam Ghetan was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and transferred to Saudi Arabia on June 24, 2006."
Age[edit | edit source]
The Department of Defense asserts that Shehri was born on December 14, 1984, in Riyadh. An article by human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, entitled, "The kids of Guantanamo", published on June 15, 2005 stated he was born in April 1987.
Press reports[edit | edit source]
In January 2005, his family received a letter from Shehri. He apologized for his errors in traveling to Afghanistan and asked them to find him a wife. Shehri's attorney, Kateb al Shammary, argues that the fact that his client is seeking a fiancé demonstrates his innocence.
Transfer to Saudi Arabia[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 2006-05-15.
- "Abdul Salam Ghetan - The Guantánamo Docket". The New York Times. http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/132-abdul-salam-ghetan.
- Clive Stafford Smith (2005-06-15). "Kids of Guantanamo". Reprieve via Cageprisoners. Archived from the original on 2009-08-06. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cageprisoners.com%2Farticles.php%3Fid%3D7880&date=2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
- Youngest Guantanamo Detainee Seeks Marriage, Arab News, May 5, 2005
- Thirteen Saudis and a Turkistani return to Saudi from Guantanamo, Middle East News, June 25, 2006
- Anant Raut, Jill M. Friedman (March 19, 2007). "The Saudi Repatriates Report" (PDF). http://www.fotofest.org/guantanamo/SaudiReport.pdf. Retrieved April 21, 2007.
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