Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi

Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi

Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi is a citizen of Yemen, held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number is 28.

As of August 13, 2011, Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi has been held at Guantanamo for enine years seven months.[2]

Habeas corpus petition

Al Alawi had a writ of habeas corpus filed on his behalf.

On 30 December 2008 US District Court Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that Al Alawi, and, in a separate ruling, that Hisham Sliti, "were part of or supported the Taliban", and thus could continue to be held in US custody.[3][4][5] The New York Times called the two rulings: "the first clear-cut victories for the Bush administration", while another reported they represented a "disturbing development".[6]

Leon stated he did not have to take a position on the Bush administration's claim Al Alawi was an Osama bin Laden bodyguard, that there was enough evidence he had supported the Taliban to confirm his designation as an "enemy combatant".[3]


  1. ^ list of prisoners (.pdf), US Department of Defense, May 15, 2006
  2. ^ "Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi - The Guantánamo Docket". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b William Glaberson (2008-12-30). "Judge Agrees With Bush in Ruling on 2 Detainees". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-31. "A federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday that the government was properly holding two Guantánamo detainees as enemy combatants, the first clear-cut victories for the Bush administration in what are expected to be more than 200 similar cases." 
  4. ^ "Judge Denies Release For 2 at Guantanamo". Washington Post. 2008-12-31. p. A05. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  5. ^ Randall Mikkelsen (2008-12-31). "U.S. judge rejects release of two Guantanamo inmates". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  6. ^ Worthington, Andy. Judge orders release of Guantanamo's forgotten child, December 2008

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