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Ahmed Adil
Born 1973 (age 50–51)
Kashgar, China

Ahmed Adil is a citizen of China who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] Adil's Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 260. American intelligence analysts estimate he was born in 1973, in Kashgar, China.

Adil is one of approximately two dozen detainees from the Uyghur ethnic group.[2] Adil is one of approximately half a dozen Uyghurs whose Combatant Status Review Tribunals determined they were not enemy combatants after all.[3][4] Five of the Uyghurs were transferred to Albania.[5] Several others had new Tribunals convened that reversed the earlier determination.[6]

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Ahmed Adil is a 31-year-old Chinese Citizen who is an ethnic Uighur from the Xinjiang province of China. Adil was last interviewed in the end of 2002. He has no reported incidents of violence in his discipline history. Adil is suspected as [sic] being a probable member of the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM). He is suspected of having received training in an ETIM training camp in Afghanistan.

The information paper also identified him as "Ahnad Adil".

Combatant Status Review


The detainee supported the Taliban against the United States and its coalition partners:
  1. The detainee traveled to Jalalabad, Afghanistan from Pakistan in 2001.
  2. The detainee went to Afghanistan in October 2001 to receive training.
  3. The detainee traveled from Jalalabad to a Uighur camp in the Tora Bora mountains and stayed there for approximately forty-five days.
  4. Uighur groups in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have formed ties with Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups and China’s two principal militant Uighur groups are the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the East Turkistan Liberation Organization (ETLO).
  5. The East Turkistan Islamic Movement is listed in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Terrorist Organization Reference Guide, as being one of the most militant groups, and has financial and training ties to Al Qaeda.
  6. While in the Tora Bora Mountains, the detainee learned how to “break down” the Kalashniko.
  7. The detainee was in the Tora Bora mountains when the U.S. bombing campaign occurred.
  8. Pakistani soldiers, while fleeing Afghanistan into Pakistan, captured the detainee, along with other Uighurs and Arabs.

On March 3, 2006, in response to a court order from Jed Rakoff the Department of Defense published a six page summarized transcript from his Combatant Status Review Tribunal.[8]

Letter to the Secretary of State

Adil wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on January 19, 2006.[9] In it he wrote that his Tribunal determined he was innocent on May 9, 2005. He said he was appealing directly to Rice because he had tried all other options.

Asylum in Albania

On May 5, 2006 the Department of Defense announced that they had transferred five Uyghurs who had been determined not to have been enemy combatants, to Albania.[10] Seventeen other Uyghurs continue to be held at Guantanamo, because their CSRTs determined they were enemy combatants.

The McClatchy interview

On June 15, 2008 the McClatchy News Service published articles based on interviews with 66 former Guantanamo captives. McClatchy reporters interviewed Ahmed Adil.[11][12] During his interview Ahmed Adil described life in the Uyghur construction camp:

"It was a simple life, but there was food and shelter, and company. I'd only been there 45 days when the bombing started. At first I wasn't worried, because it had nothing to do with me. But then it did. The bombs got close."

Ahmed Adil told his interviewers that he spent long periods in solitary confinement, in a cell that was only 3 x 6 feet, and that he was always chained to the floor during his interrogations.[12]


  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. China's Uighurs trapped at Guantanamo, Asia Times, November 4, 2004 Template:WebCite
  3. Guantanamo Bay Detainees Classifed [sic?] as "No Longer Enemy Combatants", Washington Post [dead link]
  4. "Detainees Found to No Longer Meet the Definition of "Enemy Combatant" during Combatant Status Review Tribunals Held at Guantanamo". United States Department of Defense. November 19, 2007. 
  5. Arun, Neil (January 11, 2007). "Albanian fix for Guantanamo Dilemma". BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  6. 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. 
  7. OARDEC (9 November 2004). "Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Adil, Ahmed". United States Department of Defense. pp. pages 95–96. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  8. "US releases Guantanamo files". Melbourne: The Age. April 4, 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  9. Letter to Condoleezza Rice, January 19, 2006 [dead link]
  10. Albania accepts Chinese Guantanamo detainees, Washington Post, May 5, 2006 [dead link]
  11. Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Page 2". McClatchy News Service. Archived from the original on 20 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-16.  mirror
  12. 12.0 12.1 Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Ahmed Adil". McClatchy News Service. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-16.  mirror

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