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Musa Abed Al Wahab
Born 1977
Medina, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Saudi Arabia
Citizenship Saudi Arabia

Musa Abed Al Wahab is a citizen of Saudi Arabia who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 58. The Department of Defense reports that he was born on July 20, 1977, in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Combatant Status Review

A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for his tribunal. The memo accused him of the following:[2]

The detainee is a member of al Qaida:
  1. The detainee admitted he voluntarily traveled from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan in 2001.
  2. The detainee was reported to have attended a known terrorist training camp from July to September 2001.
  3. Usama Bin Laden was also reported to be at the same camp during this same period.
  4. The detainee was reported to have been in Tora Bora, where Arab fighters were ordered to assemble after September 2001.
  5. The detainee hired a guide and made it to the Pakistan border where he was turned over to United States forces.
  6. The detainee was designated by the Saudi Ministry of Interior as a "high priority" detainee.

Mentioned in the "No-hearing hearings" study

According to the study entitled, No-hearing hearings, there was an anomaly about the dates on the documents in his CSRT dossier.[3] According to the study, the cover sheet to his dossier, dated October 20, 2004, stated that Al Wahab had declined to attend his Tribunal. However, his Detainee Election Form, the form his Personal Representative should have filled out, during his first interview with him, when he was presented with the choice to attend his Tribunal, was dated October 25, 2004, five days after his Tribunal convened in his absence.

The study noted:
"It is not clear how the personal representative could have advised the Tribunal that the detainee had affirmatively declined to participate when he had yet to meet with the


Habeas corpus

A writ of habeas corpus, Musa Abed Al Wahab v. George Walker Bush, was submitted on his behalf.[4] In response, on 6 May 2005 the Department of Defense released fifteen pages of unclassified documents related to his Combatant Status Review Tribunal.

His enemy combatant" status was confirmed by Tribunal panel 15 on October 20, 2004.

His habeas corpus petition was amalgamated with others in Al-Oshan v. Bush, where he was called "Musa Al Madany".[5]

His habeas corpus petition was amalgamated with others in Mohammon v. Bush, where he was called "Mishal Al Madany".[5]


Transfer to Saudi Arabia

On June 25, 2006 14 men were transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia.[6][7][8] A Saudi identified as Mousa Abdulwahab Abdulqader al-Housawi was identified as one of the released men.


  1. OARDEC (May 15, 2006). "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. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. OARDEC (22 September 2004). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal - Al Wahab, Musa Abed". United States Department of Defense. pp. page 70. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. Mark Denbeaux, Joshua Denbeaux, David Gratz, John Gregorek, Matthew Darby, Shana Edwards, Shane Hartman, Daniel Mann, Megan Sassaman and Helen Skinner. "No-hearing hearings". Seton Hall University School of Law. p. 17. Retrieved April 2, 2007. 
  4. "Musa Abed Al Wahab v. George Walker Bush". United States Department of Defense. 6 May 2005. pp. pages 41–55. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Exhibit B: List Of Enemy Combatant Detainees With Pending Habeas Corpus Petitions Who Have Been Released From United States Custody". United States Department of Justice. April 17, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  6. Thirteen Saudis and a Turkistani return to Saudi from Guantanamo, Middle East News, June 25, 2006
  7. Anant Raut, Jill M. Friedman (March 19, 2007). "The Saudi Repatriates Report". Retrieved April 21, 2007. 
  8. "Fourteen Guantanamo detainees returned to the Kingdom". Royal Saudi Embassy, Washington, D.C.. June 25, 2006. Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2007-03-10. 

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