Deleted:Imad Achab Kanouni

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Imad Achab Kanouni
Nationality France
Known for held in extrajudicial detention in Guantanamo

Imad Achab Kanouni is a French citizen who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] Kanouni was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and transferred to France on July 26, 2004.[2][3] Under French law, detainees like Kanouni can be held, for up to three years, under the control of a judge.[4]

Kanouni was released from custody and put on a kind of parole[clarification needed] on July 9, 2005.[5] He and five other French former Guantanamo detainees were charged on April 26, 2006.[6] Testifying in his own defense, on July 3, 2006, Kanouni told a French court that he had traveled to Afghanistan to pursue religious education, that he didn't agree with Osama Bin Laden, and never attended any military training camps. He did acknowledge: "I was ready to die for a good cause, defend people who were attacked in their countries"[7]

His Internment Serial Number at Guantanamo was 164.

See also


  1. Guantanamo inmates back in France, BBC, July 27, 2004
  2. OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidate chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased". Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2008-12-28.  16x16px Media related to File:Consolidated chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased.pdf at Wikimedia Commons
  3. "Transfer of French Detainees Complete". US Department of Defense. 2004-07-27. Archived from the original on 2004-10-31. Retrieved 2014-02-28. "The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred four detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the control of the government of France.These detainees are French nationals." 
  4. French Push Limits in Fight On Terrorism: Wide Prosecutorial Powers Draw Scant Public Dissent, Washington Post, November 2, 2004
  5. French court frees former Guantanamo detainee, The Jurist, July 9, 2005
  6. Former French Guantanamo detainees to face Paris trial, The Jurist, April 26, 2006
  7. Pierre-Antoine Souchard (2006-07-03). "6 Ex-Guantanamo Inmates on Trial in France". Paris, France: Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-02-28. "Former detainee Imad Kanouni told the court he traveled to Afghanistan in 2001 to pursue religious education."