This page has been archived and is no longer being updated.

Navigation menu

Abd al-Bari al-FilistiniBookmark and Share


Nationality: Palestinian
Date of birth: unknown
Place of birth: unknown

Capture: unknown
Captured alongside: Marwan al-Jabour (possibly)

SSCI prisoner number: 106

Entered CIA custody: 16 June 2004
Period of CIA custody: 770-779 days
Left CIA custody: 26 July 2006 – 4 August 2006

Detained: unknown

Current status: unknown


Very little is known about Abd al-Bari al-Filistini. Given his proximity to Marwan al-Jabour on the SSCI list of prisoners, he is likely to have been the Palestinian transferred from Pakistani detention to a CIA-run site in Afghanistan on 16 June 2004. According to Jabour, he was transferred alongside a Palestinian, a Libyan and an Afghan, all of whom were then held with him at where we now know was DETENTION SITE ORANGE. Calculations published by the SSCI show that he was held by the CIA for over two years (770-779 days) between 2004-2006. Analysis of prisoner entry and exit dates for CIA custody suggest that al-Filistini was likely to have been transferred out from CIA custody alongside Marwan al-Jabour, at some point between 26 July 2006 and 4 August 2006. Indeed, al-Jabour himself describes being “fairly certain” that he was rendered to Jordan after two years of CIA detention alongside another prisoner.



SSCI, Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program , 9 December 2014



Rendition Research Team - © University of Kent
University of Westminster University of Kent E.S.R.C