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Ibrahim Muhammed Ibrahim Al Nasir is a citizen of Saudi Arabia who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 271. American intelligence analysts estimate he was born in 1982, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.


The official documents from the US Department of Defense, and from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC transliterate Al Qaid's name differently:

  • His name was transliterated as Ibrahim Muhammed Ibrahim Al Nasir on the official lists of names released by the US Department of Defense.[1]
  • His name was transliterated as Ibraheem Mohammad Ibraheem Al-Nasser on the press releases from Saudi officials, when he was repatriated on June 25, 2006.[2]

Combatant Status Review Tribunal

Initially the Bush administration asserted that they could withhold all the protections of the Geneva Conventions to captives from the war on terror. This policy was challenged before the Judicial branch. Critics argued that the USA could not evade its obligation to conduct competent tribunals to determine whether captives are, or are not, entitled to the protections of prisoner of war status.

Subsequently the Department of Defense instituted the Combatant Status Review Tribunals. The Tribunals, however, were not authorized to determine whether the captives were lawful combatants -- rather they were merely empowered to make a recommendation as to whether the captive had previously been correctly determined to match the Bush administration's definition of an enemy combatant.


During the winter and spring of 2005 the Department of Defense complied with a Freedom of Information Act request, and released five files that contained 507 memoranda which each summarized the allegations against a single detainee. These memos, entitled "Summary of Evidence" were prepared for the detainee's Combatant Status Review Tribunals. The detainee's names and ID numbers were redacted from all but one of these memos, when they were first released in 2005. But some of them contain notations in pen. 169 of the memos bear a hand-written notation specifying the detainee's ID number. One of the memos had a notation specifying Al Nasir's detainee ID.[3] The allegations he would have faced, during his Tribunal, were:

a. The detainee is associated with al Qaida and the Taliban:
  1. The detainee, his younger brother and cousin were given 2,500 Saudi Riyals, by their recruiter, to pay for their trip to Afghanistan.
  2. The detainee, after a several day stay at an al Qaida safe house, traveled with six other Arabs and a Yemeni from Jalalabad to Taloqan, Afghanistan in July 2001.
  3. The detainee flew with his brother and cousin to Syria and then to Tehran, Iran then proceeded to another city in Iran in July/August 2001.
  4. The detainee visited the Al Wafa director in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2001.
  5. The detainee's name appears on a hand-written letter associated with al Qaida, recoverd in raids in Pakistan.
  6. The detainee's name appears on a typed e-mail on al Qaida associated computer media recovered during raids in Pakistan.
  7. The detainee's name and alias were found on a document listing mujahideen fighters captured in Pakistan.
  8. The detainee's name, along with other personal information, was found on a list contained in a captured hard drive associated with a senior al Qaeda member.
b. The detainee participated in military operations against the United States and its coalition partners.
  1. The detainee was a Mujahadin [sic] fighter at Tora Bora.
  2. The detainee left Kabul, Afghanistan because of the United States air bombardment, traveling to Khost and then to Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
  3. The detainee was arrested by the Pakistani Police after leaving Afghanistan.

Administrative Review Board

Captives whose CSRT labeled them "enemy combatants" were scheduled for annual Administrative Review Board hearings. These hearings were designed to judge whether the captive still posed a threat if repatriated to their home country.[4]

Guantanamo records

There is no record that Al Nasir chose to participate in either his Combatant Status Review Tribunal, or his Administrative Review Board heariing..

Transfer to Saudi Arabia

One of the 14 men transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia on June 25, 2006 was named Ibraheem Mohammad Ibraheem Al-Nasser.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 OARDEC (2006-05-15). "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. "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. 
  3. CSRT Summary of Evidence memoranda (.pdf) prepared for Ibrahim Muhammed Ibrahim Al Nasir's Combatant Status Review Tribunals - November 16, 2004 - page 57
  4. Book, Spc. Timothy. The Wire (JTF-GTMO Public Affairs Office), "Review process unprecedented", March 10, 2006
  5. Thirteen Saudis and a Turkistani return to Saudi from Guantanamo, Middle East News, June 25, 2006
  6. Anant Raut, Jill M. Friedman (March 19, 2007). "The Saudi Repatriates Report". Retrieved April 21, 2007. 

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