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Abdul Ra’ouf Al Qassim

Abdul Rauf al-Qassim's wife, Rahima, and his daughter, Khiria.
Current status: 
Cleared, no charges

Mr. al-Qassim was released and sent to Albania in late February 2010.


Press Contact:

Nancy Talanian, Director
No More Guantánamos

Tallahassee Interfaith Coalition

Tallahassee coalition


Tallahassee, Florida
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States


Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach



Raleigh, NC - Nearly 50 concerned citizens attended "Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach?" a Nov. 14 event aimed at once to:

Raise funds for the costs associated with three NC attorneys' volunteer efforts to represent Sharifullah, and other Guantánamo detainees; and

To educate the community about the plight and human condition of Sharifullah and other detainees.

Advisory Board

Buz Eisenberg

Buz Eisenberg is a civil rights attorney who represents six Guantánamo detainees.  He is President of the International Justice Network, the only non-governmental organization currently providing legal representation to detainees held abroad in the “War on Terror.”  He also teaches law-related topics at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

About Guantánamo Bay Prison

“Sometimes, we just didn’t get the right folks.”

— Brigadier General Jay Hood, the top American officer in Guantanamo, to Wall Street Journal, 2005
On January 11, 2002, the first 20 prisoners picked up in Afghanistan arrived in Guantánamo, where the Bush administration believed they would be out of reach of U.S. courts. News photos show the men dressed in orange jumpsuits, shackled, with gloves, goggles, surgical masks and headphones for sensory deprivation.. [photo] Hundreds more prisoners followed.
But who are they, and were they really the so-called “worst of the worst”?

Download Petition to Welcome Detainees in Your Town

If the small island nations of Bermuda and Palau can accept detainees wrongly held by the U.S. at Guantánamo and cleared for release, why can’t the U.S.?

Download a petition and tell President Obama and Congress, "As far as I am concerned, Guantánamo detainees cleared for release are welcome in my town. All other detainees should be charged and tried in federal court or released if they have not committed a crime."