The Library of Congress > LCCN Permalink

View this record in:  MARCXML | LC Authorities & Vocabularies | VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)External Link

Slahi, Mohamedou Ould

LC control no.n 2014068784
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPR9408.M273 IEN
Personal name headingSlahi, Mohamedou Ould
    Browse this term in  LC Authorities  or the  LC Catalog
Variant(s)Slahi, Mohamedou
Associated placeAfghanistan Cuba Germany Canada Jordan
Birth date1970
Place of birthMauritania
Profession or occupationPolitical prisoners
Found inHis Guantánamo diary, 2015: ECIP title page (Mohamedou Ould Slahi) data view, etc. (Slahi, Mohamedou Ould; since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba; in all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime; Mohamedou Slahi was born in Mauritania; he left the country at the age of 18, on a scholarship to study in Germany; in the early 1990s, he interrupted his studies and went to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida units fighting (with American support) the Soviet-backed government in Kabul; he returned to Germany in 1992, completing his engineering degree and living and working first in Germany and then, for a few months, in Montreal, Canada; after his November 2001 apprehension by a Jordanian commando team, he was held in isolation and interrogated for the next seven and a half months before the Jordanians concluded he had had no involvement with the Millennium plot; nevertheless, a CIA rendition team captured him and on August 5, 2002, he was incarcerated at Guantánamo; despite being cleared by multiple courts and foreign governments, he remained imprisoned) title page (Mohamedou Ould Slahi) page 381 (born in Mauritania, 1970; imprisoned at Guatánamo Bay, Cuba since August 5, 2002)
Associated languageeng