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

Capture: unknown
SSCI prisoner number: 27

Entered CIA custody: 10 November 2002 – 4 December 2002
Period of CIA custody: 190-199 days
Left CIA custody: 19 May 2003 – 21 June 2003

Detained: unknown

Current status: unknown

Very little is known about Haji Ghalgi. Analysis by The Rendition Project and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has established that he was transferred into CIA custody at some point between 10 November 2002 and 4 December 2002. According to calculations published by the SSCI, he was held by the CIA for 6-7 months (190-199 days). He is listed in the SSCI report as one of the 26 detainees “wrongfully detained” by the CIA, given that there was no evidence of him posing a “continuing, serious threat” to US interests. In fact, CIA records cited by the SSCI report describe Ghalgi as having been detained solely as “‘useful leverage’ against a family member.”

Ghalgi would have been transferred out of CIA custody at some point between 19 May 2003 and 21 June 2003. His fate and whereabouts after this point are unknown.

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