Abd al-Rahim Ghulam Rabbani
Date of birth: 1969
Place of birth: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Aliases: Abdul Rabbani Abu Rahman, Abu Rahim Moulana Gulam Rabbani, Khalid al-Pakistan, Sayyid Amin, Abu Rahama
Capture: 11 September 2002, Karachi, Pakistan
Captured alongside: Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Hassan bin Attash, Ghulam Rabbani, Ha’il al-Mithali, Ayub Marshid Salih, Bashir al-Marwalah, Musab al-Mudwani, Said Saleh Said, Shawqi Awad
SSCI prisoner number: 23
Entered CIA custody: 1 November 2002 – 9 November 2002
Period of CIA custody: 550-559 days
Left CIA custody: 4 May 2004 – 21 May 2004
Detained: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay
Current status: detained, Guantánamo Bay
Abd al-Rahim Rabbani is a Pakistani national who is currently detained without charge at Guantánamo Bay. He was one of a number of suspects captured on 11 September 2002 in a series of raids in Karachi by Pakistani ISI officers, rangers and police officers, sparked by the capture the day before of Rabbani’s brother, Ghulam Rabbani.
At some point during his period of CIA detention, Rabbani was held alongside his brother, and alongside Khaled el-Masri and Laid Saidi. According to both el-Masri and Saidi, they were held together in Afghanistan between January and May 2004, alongside the Rabbani brothers, with whom they exchanged phone numbers.
According to calculations published by the SSCI, Rabbani was held by the CIA for over 18 months (550-559 days). Given what is known about the duration of his CIA detention, Rabbani would have been transferred out of CIA control at some point 4-21 May 2003. DoD records show that he was held at the military detention site at Bagram Airbase (without giving an exact inbound date), and then transferred to Guantánamo Bay on 19 September 2002, where he remains.
SSCI, Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, 9 December 2014
DoD, JTF-GTMO Detainee Assessment: Abdul Rabbani Abu Rahman, 9 June 2008New York Times, The Guantánamo Docket: Abdul Rabbani Abd al Rahim Abu Rahman