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

Capture: Quetta, Pakistan, around 23 October 2002

SSCI prisoner number: 32

Entered CIA custody: 10 November 2002 – 4 December 2002
Period of CIA custody: 60-69 days
Left CIA custody: 9 January 2003 – 11 February 2003

Detained: unknown location(s)

Current status: released, as of 11 February 2003



Very little is known about Qari Rehman. It has been reported that he was captured by the FBI in Quetta, Paksitan, a week after the capture of Hikmat Shaukat (which took place on 16 October 2002). 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 around two months (60-69 days). The main body of the SSCI report provides no details about his detention or treatment and, prior to its investigation, the Senate Committee itself had not been notified by the CIA that it had held Rehman. No other information about his detention currently exists in the public domain.

Rehman would have been transferred out of CIA custody at some point between 9 January 2003 and 11 February 2003, by which point he had been released from custody altogether and told not to mention the details of his detention to anyone.



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

Shahzada Zulfiqar, Silence of the Mullahs, Newsline Magazine, 10 March 2003
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