Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri (Arabic: عبد الرحيم
النشيري; pronunciation (help·info) /ɑːbɪd/
/ælrɑːˈhiːm/ /ælnɑːˈʃiːriː/; born January 5, 1965) is a
Saudi Arabian citizen alleged to be the mastermind of the bombing of
the USS Cole and other maritime terrorist attacks. He is alleged to
have headed al-Qaeda operations in the
Persian Gulf and the Gulf
states prior to his capture in November 2002 by the CIA's Special
Al-Nashiri was captured in Dubai in 2002 and held for four years in
CIA prisons known as "black sites" in Afghanistan, Thailand,
Poland, Morocco, and Romania, before being transferred to the
Guantanamo Bay detention camp. While being interrogated, al-Nashiri
was waterboarded, a technique since classified as torture. In 2005 the
CIA destroyed the tapes of Nashiri's waterboarding. In another
incident he was naked and hooded and threatened with a gun and a power
drill to scare him into talking. Al-Nashiri was granted
victim status in 2010 by the Polish government and a Polish prosecutor
began "investigating the possible abuse of power by Polish public
officials with regard to a
CIA black site" in 2008.
In December 2008, al-Nashiri was charged by the United States before a
Guantanamo Military Commission. The charges were dropped in
February 2009 and reinstated in 2011. As of 2011, al-Nashiri
is on trial before a military tribunal in Guantanamo on charges of war
crimes that carry the death penalty. As it is extremely unlikely he
would be freed if found not guilty, his lawyers have called the
proceeding a show trial.
2 Allegedly joined al-Qaeda
4 Combatant Status Review
5.1 Order overruled
5.2 Charges dropped
5.3 Charges re-instated
5.4 Death penalty
5.5 Request to end the prosecution
5.6 Questioning whether Al Nashiri will continue to be detained if he
5.7 Defense motions filed in April 2012
5.8 Jose Rodriguez's dispute over al Nashiri's role
6 Mental health examination
7 Military Commission
European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights decision
10 External links
Born in Saudi Arabia, al-Nashiri travelled to
Afghanistan in the early
1990s to participate in attacks against the Russians in the region, at
a time when the United States supported the mujahideen in such
actions. In 1996, he travelled to
Tajikistan and then Jalalabad,
Afghanistan, where he first met Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden
attempted to convince al-Nashiri to join al-Qaeda at this point, but
he refused because he found the idea of swearing a loyalty oath to bin
Laden to be distasteful. After al-Nashiri travelled to Yemen, he is
alleged to have begun to consider committing terrorist actions against
United States interests.
When he returned to
Afghanistan in 1997, he again met bin Laden, but
again declined to join in the terrorist group. Instead, he fought with
Taliban against the Afghan Northern Alliance. Still, he assisted
in the smuggling of four anti-tank missiles into Saudi Arabia, and
helped arrange for a terrorist to get a Yemeni passport. His cousin,
Jihad Mohammad Ali al-Makki, was one of the suicide bombers in the
1998 U.S. embassy bombings
1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya.
Allegedly joined al-Qaeda
USS Cole (DDG-67)
USS Cole (DDG-67) is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen,
into open sea on Oct. 29, 2000.
Finally, probably in 1998, al-Nashiri is alleged to have joined
al-Qaeda, reporting directly to bin Laden. In late 1998, he conceived
of a plot to attack a U.S. vessel using a boat full of explosives. Bin
Laden personally approved of the plan, and provided money for it.
First, al-Nashiri allegedly attempted to attack the USS The Sullivans
as a part of the 2000 millennium attack plots, but the boat he used
was overloaded with explosives and began to sink.
The next attempt was the USS Cole bombing, which was successful.
Seventeen U.S. sailors were killed, and many more were injured. This
terrorist attack made al-Nashiri prominent within al-Qaeda, and he
allegedly was made the chief of operations for the Arabian
Peninsula. He organized the
Limburg tanker bombing in 2002 of a
French-flagged vessel off Yemen, and he may have planned other attacks
In November 2002, al-Nashiri was captured in the United Arab
Emirates. He is in American military custody in the Guantanamo Bay
detention camp, having previously been held at some secret
locations. On September 29, 2004, he was sentenced to death in
absentia in a Yemeni court for his role in the USS Cole bombing.
Before being transported to military custody at Guantanamo, al-Nashiri
was held by the
CIA at black sites in Thailand and
Poland for an
undisclosed amount of time.
CIA officials disagreed on al-Nashiri's
role in planning the Cole bombing. One
CIA official said of
al-Nashiri, "He was an idiot. He couldn't read or comprehend a comic
Combatant Status Review
Main article: Combatant Status Review Tribunal
The Department of Defense announced on August 9, 2007 that all
fourteen of the "high-value detainees" who had been transferred to
Guantanamo from the CIA's black sites, had been officially classified
as "enemy combatants". Although judges
Peter Brownback and Keith
J. Allred had ruled two months earlier that only "illegal enemy
combatants" could face military commissions, the Department of Defense
waived the qualifier and said that all fourteen men could now face
charges before Guantanamo military commissions.
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was interrogated numerous times. In 2007, he
attributed his confessions of involvement in the
USS Cole bombing
USS Cole bombing to
torture, including waterboarding. All the details Abd al-Rahim
offered of his claims of torture were redacted from his
Through Freedom of Information Act requests, the American Civil
Liberties Union was able to acquire less redacted versions of the
transcripts from Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri's Combatant Status Review
Tribunal, and those of three other captives.
In his opening statement, al-Nashiri listed seven false confessions he
had been coerced to make while being waterboarded.
The French Merchant Vessel Limburg incident.
The USS Cole bombing.
The rockets in Saudi Arabia.
The plan to bomb American ships in the Gulf.
Relationship with people committing bombings in Saudi Arabia.
Osama Bin Laden having a nuclear bomb.
A plan to hijack a plane and crash it into a ship.
During the course of his tribunal, he claimed to have made additional
confessions under the duress of torture. He was ostensibly the last of
the al-Qaeda suspects to be videotaped, as he was waterboarded in
CIA officers who questioned him. Shortly after, when a
prisoner died in
CIA custody in Iraq, the government agents decided
against videotaping such interrogations, as this provided criminal
"evidence" if things went wrong. All the
CIA tapes showing
detainees being waterboarded were destroyed in 2005.
It was reported on August 22, 2009, that al-Nashiri was the subject of
what is described as a mock execution during his torture by the CIA. A
power drill and a handgun were used.
In May 2011, al-Nashiri's lawyers filed a case against
Poland with the
European Court of Human Rights. They said that Al-Nashiri was held and
allegedly tortured in a secret
CIA "black site" prison "north of
Warsaw" (OSAW) from December 2002 to June 2003 with the collaboration
or consent of the Polish government.
On January 29, 2009, an order from US president Obama's administration
to suspend all
Guantanamo military commission
Guantanamo military commission hearings for 120 days
was overruled by military judge Army Colonel
James Pohl in
On February 5, 2009, al-Nashiri's charges were withdrawn without
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Since 2011, al-Nashiri has been at trial.
The prosecution planned to request the death penalty for
al-Nashiri. The decision lies with the Convening authority,
retired Admiral Bruce MacDonald. In April 2011, the Department of
Defense allowed Richard Kammen, a civilian lawyer with a background in
defending suspects against death penalty cases, to join al-Nashiri's
Al-Nashiri became the first Guantanamo captive to face the death
Request to end the prosecution
In a letter in July 2011, al-Nashiri's legal team said:
Through the infliction of physical and psychological abuse, the
government has essentially already killed the man it seized almost 10
By torturing Mr. Al-Nashiri and subjecting him to cruel, inhumane and
degrading treatment, the United States has forfeited its right to try
him and certainly to kill him,
Questioning whether Al Nashiri will continue to be detained if he is
On October 24, 2011,
Lieutenant Commander Stephen Reyes filed a legal
motion requesting that jurors in his case be informed that he may be
detained in Guantanamo, even if he was acquitted of all
charges. Al-Nashiri's formal charges are scheduled to
be announced at the Tribunal on November 9, 2011.
Legal scholar Robert M. Chesney, of Lawfare, speculated al-Nashiri
would be detained, if acquitted, for at least several more years.
Chesney argued that it would be just to continue to detain al-Nashiri,
even if he were acquitted, because conviction requires a higher
standard of evidence than a habeas corpus petition.
Eligibility for military detention, according to a now-substantial
body of habeas case law, turns on the preponderance of the evidence
standard, as applied to a substantive test inquiring whether the
person was a member of al Qaeda at the time of capture. One can
satisfy that standard consistent with a military commission acquittal.
— Robert M. Chesney
Defense motions filed in April 2012
Presiding Officer James L. Pohl considered several motions during a
pre-trial hearing on April 11, 2012. He deferred rulings on many
of them. He did rule to unshackle al-Nashiri for meetings with his
lawyers, who had argued that he was traumatized by being shackled for
years in secret
CIA prisons and that being shackled during meetings
impairs his ability to work with his lawyers.
Jose Rodriguez's dispute over al Nashiri's role
On May 8, 2012, Ali Soufan, al-Nashiri's original
asked whether a recently published book by former
CIA official Jose
Rodriguez would undermine al-Nashiri's prosecution. Soufan's
FBI interrogation used the time-tested, legal technique of
rapport-building. He has argued the information derived from the
suspect using legal techniques, prior to the Bush administration
decision to allow the
CIA to take over the interrogations and to
employ torture, was reliable—where the confessions derived through
torture were not.
Rodriguez was in over-all charge of the CIA's torture program.
According to Soufan, Rodriquez's account of al Nashiri's role in the
Cole bombing differed markedly from that of the prosecution. Rodriguez
disputed that Al Nashiri had been the bombing's "mastermind", and
agreed with a colleague who characterized him as "the dumbest
terrorist I have ever met".
Mental health examination
James Pohl ruled on February 7, 2013, that an
independent panel of mental health experts should examine Al Nashiri,
and report on how the documented torture he was subjected to would
affect his ability to assist in his own defense. Pohl called for
the director of the
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to
nominate the members of examination team. He called for the team
to report back by April 1, 2013. The team is supposed to be given full
access to al Nashiri's medical files, including the top secret records
from his times in
CIA custody. The assessment was requested by the
Al Nashiri's defense team objected to the assessment, based on their
doubts that a team appointed by the Office of Military Commissions
could be relied upon. They called for the team to rely on the advice
Vincent Iacopino for how to interview Al Nashiri, without causing
additional damage. Iacopino, a renowned expert on torture, had
testified before the Military Commission on February 5, 2013 about the
possible effects of torture on Al Nashiri.
According to Richard Kammen, Nashiri’s chief lawyer, psychiatric
Sondra Crosby believes Nashiri is "one of the most damaged
victims of torture" she has ever examined.
In 2011, Vice Admiral
Bruce E. MacDonald
Bruce E. MacDonald convened a Guantanamo
military commission under the
Military Commissions Act of 2009 to try
al-Nashiri for the bombing of the USS Cole and the M/V Limburg and the
attempted bombing of the USS The Sullivans (DDG-68). Al-Nashiri then
sued Vice Admiral MacDonald in the United States District Court for
the Western District of Washington to block the commission and in May
2012, U.S. District Judge
Robert Jensen Bryan rejected al-Nashiri’s
claim. That judgment was affirmed by United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judges M. Margaret McKeown, Arthur
Lawrence Alarcon, and
Sandra Segal Ikuta in December 2013.
On February 18, 2014, al-Nashiri attempted to fire his counsel, Rick
Kammen. Judge Pohl granted a recess until February 19, 2014, to allow
Kammen to attempt to repair the relationship with his client. If the
two are unable to overcome their differences, al-Nashiri would be
permitted to fire Kammen under current military commission rules.
In August 2014, al-Nashiri’s military trial judge dismissed the
charges relating to the M/V Limburg bombing. The Government
appealed to the
United States Court of Military Commission Review
United States Court of Military Commission Review and
al-Nashiri then petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit for a writ of mandamus disqualifying the
military judges. In June 2015, Circuit Judge Karen L. Henderson,
joined by Judges
Judith W. Rogers and
Nina Pillard denied
Al-Nashiri then sued President
Barack Obama in the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking an injunction
preventing proceedings in his military commission trial until his writ
of habeas corpus had been resolved. In December 2014, U.S.
Richard W. Roberts held the case in abeyance pending
resolution of al-Nashiri’s military commission trial and so denied
as moot al-Nashiri’s lawsuit against the President. Judge
Roberts reasoned that the abstention doctrine announced in Schlesinger
v. Councilman (1975), which required judicial review of an ongoing
court-martial to wait until it is completed, also applied to
al-Nashiri’s military commission. In August 2016, D.C. Circuit
Judge Thomas B. Griffith, joined by Judge David B. Sentelle, affirmed
that judgment, over the dissent of Judge David S. Tatel.
On October 18, 2016, the new military judge, Air Force Colonel Vance
Spath took a step that Stephen Vladeck, a law professor and national
security expert described as "unprecedented". Spath had United
States Marshals take Stephen Gill, into custody, to compel him to
testify at a pre-trial hearing.
European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights decision
On July 24, 2014, the
European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that
Poland violated the
European Convention on Human Rights
European Convention on Human Rights when it
cooperated with the U.S. by allowing the
CIA to hold and torture
Abu Zubaydah on its territory in 2002–2003. The court
ordered the Polish government to pay each of the men 100,000 euros in
damages. Additionally, the ECHR ordered the Polish government
to disclose details of the men’s detention and to seek diplomatic
assurances from the United States that al-Nashiri will not be
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original on February 9, 2013. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi-born
bin Laden associate, and Jamal al-Badawi, a 35-year-old Yemeni, were
sentenced to death for their roles in the deaths of 17 United States
sailors on board the destroyer, for planning the attack and for
organizing an armed gang to carry it out. Mr. Nashiri, in custody at
an undisclosed location outside the United States, was tried in
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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he is currently being held.
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5, 2009. Archived from the original on May 17, 2010. Retrieved May 17,
2010. The charges against Abd al Rahim al Nashiri were dropped without
prejudice, meaning they could be refiled later, said the spokesman,
Navy Commander J.D. Gordon.
Carol Rosenberg (July 16, 2011). "Defenders: USS Cole Bombing Case
Too Tainted For Death Penalty Trial". Miami Herald. Archived from the
original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. Now it will
be up to retired Navy Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald to decide whether
Nashiri, 46, could be subjected to military execution if a Guantánamo
jury convicts him for the al Qaida suicide bombing off Yemen.
Seventeen American sailors were killed, dozens more wounded and the
$1.1 billion warship was crippled in the October 2000 explosion.
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Defense Team At USS Cole Trial". Miami Herald. Archived from the
original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. The Pentagon
has moved one step closer to putting the
USS Cole bombing
USS Cole bombing suspect
before a capital war-crimes trial at Guantanamo, assigning an Indiana
attorney with extensive death-penalty experience to help defend a
Saudi-born Yemeni captive who was waterboarded by the CIA.
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October 26, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. One of Nashiri's
attorneys, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes, has warned that he intends to
call to the stand
CIA officials involved in his client's
interrogation. Reyes criticized the decision to seek the death
penalty. "As currently constituted, the commissions lack the
protections required to hold a reliable and trustworthy capital
trial," he said.
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2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes says
officials have suggested that prisoners like Abd al-Nashiri will never
be released. He says that renders a trial meaningless and that
officers who serve as jurors should be told from the start. He says
some may choose not to participate.
USS Cole bombing
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October 25, 2011. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013.
Retrieved October 26, 2011. The defense wants a response delivered at
the hearing November 9 at which he was supposed to be charged. "In a
variety of contexts, officials in the United States, including the
president, have suggested that no matter what the outcome of the
trials in Guantanamo, individuals such as Mr Al-Nashiri will not be
released because he is allegedly a terrorist," the attorneys'
statement reads in part.
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the opposing party in compliance with R.M.C. 703 -- October 19, 2011
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government will resist the idea that it must tell al-Nashiri now
whether it would keep him in military custody following an acquittal,
and will certainly deny that any such decision necessarily would
require custody for life. Not that I doubt that he would be kept in
custody at least for some years following acquittal; an acquittal
would prove that the government did not prove beyond a reasonable
doubt that al-Nashiri committed a crime, but this does not
simultaneously require the conclusion that the government lacks the
factual and legal grounds to continue to use military detention.
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2000 -- has received a boost from a surprising source: Jose Rodriguez,
a former high-ranking
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from the original on February 9, 2013. However, that schedule got
derailed after the prosecution requested a mental-health assessment,
challenging the defense claim that Nashiri suffers from long-term
post-traumatic stress allegedly caused by enhanced interrogation
CIA used on him before he was transferred to Guantanamo
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testified remotely before the war court Tuesday, advising the chief
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al-Qaida deputy who was waterboarded by the CIA.
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to do this. "I have to imagine he has a pretty good habeas claim," he
said of Gill’s overnight detention to testify. "If the commissions
can’t usually issue extraordinary writs, what is the government’s
legal basis for detaining him?"
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Abu Faraj al-Libbi
Riduan Isamuddin (Hambali)
Mohamad Farik Amin
Mohammed Nazir Bin Lep
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Gouled Hassan Dourad
Abdul Hadi al Iraqi
Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi
Captives unaccounted for
Abu Yasir Al Jaza'iri
Died in custody