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Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby

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Zletan, Saudi Arabia
Other names * Radfat Muhammad Faqi Alji Saqqaf
* Salim Gherebi
* Falen Gherebi

Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby (born March 1, 1961) (also known as Salim Gherebi) is a citizen of Libya held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1]

Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts reports that he was born on March 1, 1961, in Zletan, Saudi Arabia.

As of August 13, 2011, Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby has been held at Guantanamo for nine years three months.[2]

Access to US Civil Courts

Salem was the first Guantanamo captive to challenge whether he should have access to US Civil Courts.[3] Human rights lawyer Stephen Yagman filed the appeal on Salem's behalf after being contacted by Salem's brother

Justice Matz ruled against Salim, but Matz's ruling was overturned on appeal, by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, on December 18, 2003.[4]

On February 20, 2007 two of the three judges on US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that when the Military Commissions Act stripped the right to use habeas corpus from the Guantanamo captives retroactively, and that appeals, like Salem's, which were in process, were vacated.[5]

Salem's legal representation

Salem's lawyer is Duke University professor Erwin Chemerinsky.[6] He handled Salem's writ of habeas corpus.

In 2002 Chemerinsky said he received death threats for his efforts on Gherebi's behalf:[3]

  • “I’ve never done anything that’s gotten the quantity of hate mail this has gotten,”
  • “I just feel it’s so important for the United States to follow the law."


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