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Nationality: Pakistani  
Date of birth: unknown
Place of birth: unknown
Aliases: unknown

Capture: South Africa, March 2003
SSCI prisoner number: 100

Entered CIA custody: 24 January 2004 – 12 March 2004
Period of CIA custody: 740-749 days
Left CIA custody: 2 February 2006 – 31 March 2006

Detained: South Africa, Pakistan, unknown

Current status: died, 2007


Very little is known about Saud Memon. He is a Pakistani national who was reportedly abducted in South Africa and rendered to Pakistan in March 2003. There it has been reported that he was held by Pakistani intelligence. . Analysis by The Rendition Project and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has established that he entered CIA custody at some point between 24 January 2004 and 12 March 2004. Calculations published by the SSCI show that he was held by the CIA for around two years (740-749 days).

Memon’s fate and whereabouts during his time in CIA secret detention is unknown. He would have left CIA custody at some point between 2 February 2006 and 31 March 2006. Memon’s death was subsequently reported in 2007.



Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann, “Disappearing Act: Extraordinary Rendition by the Numbers,” New America Foundation, 3 March 2008

Dafna Linzer, “Dozens of Prisoners Held by CIA Still Missing, Fates Unknown,” Pro Republica, 22 April 2009

Tumi Makgetla, “Was Pearl Suspect rendered?,” Mail and Guardian, 25 May 2007

Jay Solomon and Steve Levine, “Suspect in Pearl Murder War Held, Covertly Questioned Before Death,” Wall Street Journal, 12 November 2007

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


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