Riyadh, alternately Riad, alternately Riyadh the facilitator, is a pseudonym that was given to a number of individuals who were suspected to be member of al-Qaeda. American intelligence officials and the press used the pseudonym for at least two individuals.
Human rights groups, and other media used the pseudonym in connection with a man who was held in the CIAnetwork of clandestine interrogation centers. Human Rights Watch identified the man as Abdul Rahim al-Sharqawi and other media identified him as Abdu Ali Sharqawi.Human Rights Watch continued to believe he was held in CIA custody into 2005.
According to an article published in US News and World Report in May 2003 a man calledRiyadh was "responsible for managing al Qaeda's affairs in Pakistan".They reported he was captured in Karachi in January 2002. They reported that he was the first senior al Qaeda member to be captured, and that his capture lead to a chain of captures that included Abu...... Read More