According to the UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, fifteen juveniles spent time as prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp—three more than the U.S. State Department had publicly acknowledged.[1][2]

May 2008 report to the United Nations[edit | edit source]

On May 15, 2008 the American Civil Liberties Union published a report that the Bush Presidency had submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.[3] The report stated that the USA had apprehended 2500 juveniles—2400 of them in Iraq. The report stated that a total of ten juveniles had been held in the Bagram Theater Detention Facility. The report stated that a total of eight juveniles had been held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps.

Washington admitted it is holding more than 500 juveniles under suspicion of being "unlawful enemy combatants" in detention centers in Iraq. Another 10 are being held at the U.S. base at Bagram, Afghanistan.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

List of known juveniles held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps[edit | edit source]

Department of Defense documents acknowledge that at least fifteen children were at one time imprisoned at Guantanamo:[2]

Name ISN Date of birth Transferred to Guantanamo Age in years at transfer
Mohammed Ismail 930 -- -- 88 07 Feb 02 13 - 14
Assad Ullah 912 -- -- 88 -- Dec 02 13 - 14
Naqib Ullah 913 -- -- 88 -- Jan 03 14 - 15
Mohammed el Gharani 269 -- -- 86 09 Feb 02 15 - 16
Mohammed Omar 540 -- -- 86 11 Jun 02 15 - 16
Shams Ullah 783 -- -- 86 27 Oct 02 15 - 16
Omar Ahmed Khadr 766 19 Sep 86 27 Oct 02 16
Yussef Mohammed Mubarak al Shihri 114 08 Sep 85 16 Jan 02 16
Abdul Samad 911 -- -- 86 06 Feb 03 16 - 17
Abdul Qudus 929 -- -- 86 07 Feb 03 16 - 17
Ibrahim Umar al Umar 585 -- -- 85 15 Jun 02 16 - 17
Abdul Salam Ghetan (al Shehri) 132 14 Dec 84 20 Jan 02 17
Yasser Talal Al Zahrani 093 22 Sep 84 20 Jan 02 17
Khalil Rahman Hafez (Hafez K. Rahman) 301 20 Feb 84 07 Feb 02 17
'Abd al Razaq (Abdullah Razzaq) 067 18 Jan 84 17 Jan 02 17

In addition, the UC Davis report lists six detainees that might have been 17 when they were transferred to Guantanamo:[2]

Name ISN Date of birth Transferred to Guantanamo Age in years at transfer
Mohamed Jawad 900 -- -- 85 06 Feb 03 17 - 18
Qari Esmhatulla 591 -- -- 84 10 Jun 02 17 - 18
Sajin Urayman 545 -- -- 84 13 Jun 02 17 - 18
Faris Muslim al Ansari 253 -- -- 84 17 Jun 02 17 - 18
Peta Muhammed 908 -- -- 84 05 Aug 02 17 - 18
Mahbub Rahman 1052 -- -- 85 21 Nov 03 17 - 18

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. "More youth at Guantánamo than U.S. claimed". UC Davis News Service. June 7, 2011. http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=9918. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Guantanamo's Children: The Wikileaked Testimonies". UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas. http://humanrights.ucdavis.edu/reports/guantanamos-children-the-wikileaked-testimonies/guantanamos-children-the-wikileaked-testimonies. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  3. Walter Pincus (May 15, 2008). "U.S. Has Detained 2,500 Juveniles as Enemy Combatants". Washington Post. p. A11. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/05/14/ST2008051404032.html. Retrieved 2008-05-22.  mirror
  4. Frank Jordans (May 22, 2008). "US to review Gitmo juvenile numbers". Associated Press. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j7QtOJzmUwHyoH1ivvKxGjFcBIxwD90QULN05. Retrieved 2008-05-22.  mirror
  5. "U.S. criticized for handling of child detainees in Iraq". CNN. May 21, 2008. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/05/21/iraq.main/. Retrieved 2008-05-22.  mirror
  6. Lisa Schlein (May 21, 2008). "US Defends Policy Of Detention For Juveniles in Iraq, Afghanistan". Voice of America. http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-05-21-voa72.cfm. Retrieved 2008-05-22.  mirror
  7. "U.S. military criticized for detaining children". MSNBC. May 21, 2008. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24764858/. Retrieved 2008-05-22.  mirror
  8. Frank Jordans (May 21, 2008). "Group critices US military for child detentions". Associated Press. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ju2OwMCVeX3Zua1Wpbssv4MMDScgD90Q8IK80. Retrieved 2008-05-22.  mirror
  9. "US to review how many juveniles it detained at Guantanamo". Canadian Press. May 22, 2008. http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gGrnfHIYLu28Z7nrlW7i6Yv4ctAw. Retrieved 2008-05-17.  mirror

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