Hisham Sliti


Hisham Sliti

Infobox WoT detainees
subject_name = Hisham Bin Al Bin Amor Sliti



image_size =
image_caption =
date_of_birth = Birth date|1966|2|12
place_of_birth = Hamam Lif, Tunisia
date_of_death =
place_of_death =
detained_at = Guantanamo
id_number = 174
group =
alias =
charge = no charge, held in extrajudicial detention
penalty =
status =
occupation =
spouse =
parents =
children =

Hisham Sliti, a Tunisian, is currently being held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. [http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf list of prisoners (.pdf)] , "US Department of Defense", May 15 2006] Sliti's Guantanamo Internee Security Number is 174. The list of the names of all the Guantanamo detainees states that his date of birth was February 12 1966, in Hamam Lif, Tunisia

Little was known about Sliti before his detainment.
Clive Stafford Smith represents Sliti as one of his lawyers.

Sliti reported to his lawyers that he was beaten on August 5 2005. Sliti claims that his interrogator threw a chair, and a mini-fridge at him, and then called in the initial reaction force. [http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5252168,00.html U.S. Denies Guantanamo Bay Prison Abuse] , "The Guardian", September 2 2005] Sliti participated in a widespread hunger strike during July 2005, and then participated in a second hunger strike that started in August 2005 due to Qur'an desecration.

Combatant Status Review Tribunal

Initially the Bush administration asserted that they could withhold all the protections of the Geneva Conventions to captives from the war on terror. This policy was challenged before the Judicial branch. Critics argued that the USA could not evade its obligation to conduct competent tribunals to determine whether captives are, or are not, entitled to the protections of prisoner of war status.

Subsequently the Department of Defense instituted the Combatant Status Review Tribunals. The Tribunals, however, were not authorized to determine whether the captives were "lawful combatants" -- rather they were merely empowered to make a recommendation as to whether the captive had previously been correctly determined to match the Bush administration's definition of an enemy combatant.

Summary of Evidence memo

A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for Hisham Bin Al Bin Amor Sliti's Combatant Status Review Tribunal, on 19 November 2004. cite web
url=http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_mar05.pdf#62
title=Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- name redacted "(released March 2005)"
date=19 November 2004
author=OARDEC
pages=pages 62-63
publisher=United States Department of Defense
accessdate=2007-12-05
] cite web
url=http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/000101-000200.pdf#78
title=Summary of Evidence for Combatant Status Review Tribunal -- Sliti, Hisham Bin Al Bin Amor "(released September 2007)"
date=19 November 2004
author=OARDEC
pages=pages 78-79
publisher=United States Department of Defense
accessdate=2007-12-05
] The memo listed the following allegations against him::"'a. The detainee is associated with the Taliban and al Qaida::#Originally from Hamam Lif, Tunisia [When this document was first released, in March 2005, the location "Hamam Lif, Tunisia", was redacted.] , the detainee traveled to Jalalabad, Afghanistan via Italy; Belgium; Paris, France; London, England; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Peshawar, Pakistan.:#The detainee was aided in his travels from Belgium to Afghanistan by a known Belgian-based Islamic facilitator.:#The detainee received training on the use of light arms at the Khaldan Camp near the Khowst Province, and the Derunta Camp in Jalalabad.:#The detainee is associated with the Tunisian Combat Group.:#The Tunisian Combat Group is a terrorist organization with links to al Qaida.:#The detainee was associated with a group involved in providing false passports/visas to senior terrorist members as well as having promoted and facilitated their travels through several western countries.:#The detainee lived in a Tunisian guesthouse in Jalalabad.:#The Tunisian guesthouse in Jalalabad consisted of Tunisian immigrants that formed a network to train and fight against the Tunisian government.:#In December 2001, the detainee was arrested at the Afghanistan border, while attempting to cross into Pakistan.

Transcript

There is no record that Hisham Bin Al Bin Amor Slitiparticipated in his Combatant Status Review Tribunal.

Administrative Review Board hearings

Detainees who were determined to have been properly classified as "enemy combatants" were scheduled to have their dossier reviewed at annual Administrative Review Board hearings. The Administrative Review Boards weren't authorized to review whether a detainee qualified for POW status, and they weren't authorized to review whether a detainee should have been classified as an "enemy combatant".

They were authorized to consider whether a detainee should continue to be detained by the United States, because they continued to pose a threat -- or whether they could safely be repatriated to the custody of their home country, or whether they could be set free.

First annual Administrative Review Board

A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti's first annual Administrative Review Board, on 9 September 2005.cite web
url=http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/ARB_Round_1_Factors_000197-000294.pdf#1
title=Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Sliti, Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor
date=9 September 2005
author=OARDEC
pages=pages 1-2
publisher=United States Department of Defense
accessdate=2007-12-06
] The memo listed factors for and against his continued detention.

Second annual Administrative Review Board

A Summary of Evidence memo was prepared for Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti's second annual Administrative Review Board, on 4 June 2006.cite web
url=http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/ARB_Round_2_Factors_200-298.pdf#52
title=Unclassified Summary of Evidence for Administrative Review Board in the case of Sliti, Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor
date=4 June 2006
author=OARDEC
pages=pages 52-54
publisher=United States Department of Defense
accessdate=2007-12-05
] The memo listed factors for and against his continued detention.

Transcript

Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Slitiparticipated in his Board.cite web
url=http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt_arb/ARB_Transcript_2000-2099.pdf#105
title=Summary of Administrative Review Board Proceedings of ISN 174
date=
author=OARDEC
pages=pages 195-125
publisher=United States Department of Defense
accessdate=2007-12-05
] The Department of Defense released a 21 page summarized transcript from this hearing.

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Derunta training camp — Surveillance photo of the Derunta training camp after U.S. bombardment …   Wikipedia

  • Clive Stafford Smith — Clive Adrian Stafford Smith OBE (born 9 July 1959) is a British[citation needed] [see talk] lawyer who specialises in the areas of civil rights and the death penalty in the United States of America. In August 2004 he returned from the US to live… …   Wikipedia

  • Omar Deghayes — Omar Amer Deghayes Born November 28, 1969(1969 11 28) Tripoli, Libya Detained at Guantanamo ISN 727 Alleged to be a member of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group …   Wikipedia

  • Tunisian Combat Group — The Tunisian Combat Group (TCG) or Tunisian Fighting Group is or was a loose network of terrorists who aspire to install an Islamist government in Tunisia. [http://www.osac.gov/Groups/group.cfm?contentID=1335 The Tunisian Combatant Group (TCG)] …   Wikipedia

  • Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi — is a citizen of Yemen, held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number is 28. As of August 13, 2011, Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi has been held at Guantanamo… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Guantanamo Bay detainees — This list of Guantánamo detainees is compiled from various sources and is incomplete. It lists the known identities of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp in Cuba. In official documents, the US Department of Defense (DoD) continues to …   Wikipedia