Thursday, December 13, 2007

Detainees transferred/released yesterday (UPDATED YET AGAIN)

Names are still trickling in, 11 of the 15 now identified.

Afghanis transferred yesterday…

Ghulam Rohani, ISN 003 (if cleared for transfer attorney not told)

Abdullah Wazir Zadran, ISN 976 (cleared for transfer in 2006)

Dr. Hafizullah, ISN 1001 (cleared for transfer in 2007)

Abdullah Mujahid Haq, ISN 1100 (cleared for transfer in 2005)

Abdul Matin (ISN 1002) (not cleared for release)

Gul Chaman (ISN 1021)



ISN 222 wrongly identified by our military as "Omar Abdullah al Kunduzi" (it should make you wonder how they could investigate this man when they couldn't even get his name straight! I will update when I get the correct name from his attorney.)

Abdul Akhouzada (ISN 954) (corrected) (not cleared for release)

Abdul Rauf Aliza (ISN108)





Sudanese:
Salim Muhood Adem (ISN 710). (released for transfer more than 2 years ago).
Adel Hamad (ISN 940) (released for transfer more than 2 years ago).

A note on the two Sudanese men: They are now safe with their families. They arrived at Khartoum airport in the early hours of today and were handed over to the Sudanese intelligence authorities. As they got down from the military plane they were given a set of Sudanese clothes to wear instead of the white Gitmo robe. They were then taken to hospital for medical examination and taken afterwards directly to their homes were they were reunited with their families around 5am. They were excellently treated by the intelligence officers who received them at the airport. They were told that they were not wanted any more by the intelligence and were asked to get in touch with those officers should they need any help.

5 comments:

Dazey said...

Candace,

Thank you for noticing that huge gigantic obvious thing that no one seems to get. How can they investigate someone who's name they have so wrong?

Thank you so much for posting the names as you get them!

So do you have the correct name for ISN 222 yet?

Bless you for your good work!

The Law Office of H. Candace Gorman said...

I will update when his attorney gets back to me with the correct name. The attorney reminded me that the name the military had was not even close to his real name but neglected to remind me what his real name is... I have emailed him and eventually he will get back to me.

Dazey said...

Thanks again Candace! Hey I thought you might get a kick out of this. After I heard that Shaker Aamer won't be released after all, I wanted to phone someone to ask why, and complain. I wasn't sure exactly who to call, so first I called my rep. No go. Then I called the DoD - no go there, either. Then I called the whitehouse, surely they'd know, right?

Wrong. After being immediately tranferred to that "voice comment" system I hung up and when they answered I told them not to do that again. They suggested I call the state department.

Here's where the fun begins. Now I swear this is the absolute truth, you can't make this stuff up!

The State Dept "Operator 15" answers. I ask him who do I need to talk to about a concern regarding a detainee at Guantanamo Bay. There was a moment of silence, and then he said, "Uhm. Where is that?" After about 10 to 15 seconds of my chin resting on the tops of my feet (in shock) I said, "Are you serious?" He said he was. I sputtered out that it's in Cuba, you know, where we hold some of the detainees?"

He works for the State Department. Scary, huh? I figure he's related to Bush in some way. ;-)

The Law Office of H. Candace Gorman said...

With the Bush administration ... truth is always stranger than fiction...

Dazey said...

Do you know about http://projecthamad.org/

It's a great site, and they have a great post there right now. Apparently they were able to speak with him by phone, he's home and safe!

Take care,
Linda