Shafiq Rasul

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Shafiq Rasul (born April 15, 1977, in Dudley, West Midlands, England) is best known for being a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay by the United States, which treated him an unlawful combatant. His detainee ID number was 86.

His family discovered his detention when the British Foreign Office contacted them on January 21, 2002. He was released in March 2004, shortly after his return to the United Kingdom, more than three months before Rasul v. Bush was decided., BBC, March 9, 2004

In August 2004 Rasul, Asif Iqbal, and Ruhal Ahmed, all from Tipton, compiled a report on their alleged abuse and humiliation while in US custody., BBC, August 4, 2004

In Rasul v. Rumsfeld, plaintiffs Rasul, Asif Iqbal, Ruhal Ahmed, and Jamal Al-Harith, four former Guantánamo Bay detainees, sued former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. They charge that illegal interrogation tactics were permitted to be used against them by Secretary Rumsfeld and the military chain of command.

The gives access to the official Court documents related to the Rasul v. Bush case.

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  • video from the BBC, 12 January 2010
  • Bloomberg, December 14, 2009

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