Deleted:Adnan Muhammed Ali Al Saigh

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Adnan Muhammed Ali Al Saigh
Born 1978-01-08
Ta'if, Saudi Arabia
Other names Adnan Mohammed Ali
Citizenship Saudi Arabia

Adnan Muhammed Ali Al Saigh is a citizen of Saudi Arabia who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 105. The Department of Defense reports that Al Saigh was born on January 8, 1978, in Ta'if, Saudi Arabia.

Adnan Mohammed Ali was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and transferred to Saudi Arabia on May 18, 2006.[2] Al Saigh went through the Saudi jihadist rehabilitation program -- a program the Saudi government initially described as quite successful.[3]

Combatant Status Review Tribunal

Summary of Evidence memo

A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for Adnan Muhammad Ali Al Saigh's Combatant Status Review Tribunal, on 18 September 2004.[4] The memo listed the following allegations against him:

a. Detainee was associated with the Taliban.
  1. Detainee stated he answered an Islamic fatwah in Saudi Arabia to fight for the Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
b. The detainee participated in military operations against the coalition.
  1. Detainee went to Afghanistan to fight in the Jihad with the Taliban for approximately six months before being captured in Qualajinki, Afghanistan.
  2. Detainee served at the front lines near Khanajah Gar, Afghanistan.

Board recommendations

In early September 2007 the Department of Defense released two heavily redacted memos, from his Board, to Gordon England, the Designated Civilian Official.[5][6] The Board's recommendation was unanimous The Board's recommendation was redacted. England authorized his transfer on August 16, 2005.

His Board's assessed that he remained a threat.[5]


According to The Saudi Repatriates Report Al Saigh was one of fifteen men repatriated on May 19, 2006.[7]

Named on a Saudi "most wanted" list

On February 3, 2009 the Saudi government published a list of 85 "most wanted" suspected terrorists, that included an individual identified as "Adnan Al-Sayegh".[8] This list contained ten other former Guantanamo captives.

The Saudi Gazette reported he "is believed to have traveled to a neighboring country" with his brother-in-law, fellow "most wanted" suspect, and fellow former Guantanamo captive, Othman al-Ghamdi, leaving behind his wife and son.[8]


  1. "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 2006-05-15. 
  2. Margot Williams (2008-11-03). "Guantanamo Docket: Adnan Mohammed Ali". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. Asma Alsharif, Tim Pearce (2012-07-30). "Ex-Guantanamo inmate surrenders to Saudi authorities". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-01. "A Saudi Arabian former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was "rehabilitated" in his homeland but then rejoined al Qaeda in Yemen has surrendered to the Saudi authorities." 
  4. OARDEC (2004-09-18). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Al Saigh, Adnan Muhammad Ali". United States Department of Defense. pp. page 120. Archived from the original on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 OARDEC (2005-07-27). "Classified Record of Proceedings and basis of Administrative Review Board recommendation for ISN 105". United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 91–96. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  6. OARDEC (2005-08-16). "Administrative Review Board assessment and recommendation ICO ISN 105". United States Department of Defense. pp. page 89–90. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  7. Anant Raut, Jill M. Friedman (2007-03-19). "The Saudi Repatriates Report". Retrieved 2007-04-21. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Mansour Al-Shihri, Khaled A-Shalahi (2009-02-07). "Names keep climbing on infamous terror list". Saudi Gazette. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-07.  mirror

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