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Abdul Salam Gaithan Mureef Al-Shehri
Born (1984-12-14)December 14, 1984
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdul Salam Gaithan Mureef Al-Shehri is a citizen of Saudi Arabia who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1]

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."[2]

Age[edit | edit source]

The Department of Defense asserts that Shehri was born on December 14, 1984, in Riyadh.[1] 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.[3]

Press reports[edit | edit source]

In January 2005, his family received a letter from Shehri.[4] 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]

After more than five years in Guantanamo without ever been charged Shehri was repatriated to Saudi Arabia on June 25, 2006. [5][6]

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