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

Capture: unknown
SSCI prisoner number: 28

Entered CIA custody: 10 November 2002 – 4 December 2002
Period of CIA custody: 30-39 days
Left CIA custody: 10 December 2002 – 12 January 2003

Detained: unknown

Current status: unknown


Very little is known about Nazar Ali. 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 just over a month (30-39 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 Ali simply as an “‘intellectually challenged’ individual whose taped crying was used as leverage against his family member.”

Ali would have been transferred out of CIA custody at some point between 10 December 2002 and 12 January 2003. His fate and whereabouts after this point are unknown.



Amy Davidson, “The Torture Report: Inhumane Scenes from the C.I.A.’s Prisons”, New Yorker, 9 December 2014

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





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