Ridouane Khalid

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Ridouane Khalid
Born (1967-08-16) August 16, 1967 (age 53)
Detained atGuantanamo
Alternate nameRedouane Khalid

Ridouane Khalid (Arabic: رضوان خالد‎; born 16 August 1967) is a French citizen who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1]

The Department of Defense says his birthdate is August 16, 1967.

Along with Khaled Ben Mustapha and Mustaq Ali Patel, he was the last French citizen held at the base. They were released in March 2005 and placed under formal investigation by a judge in Paris. Khalid has two brothers already under investigation for alleged terrorism-related matters.

Although originally convicted in France, his trial was overturned and he was released in February 2009.[2]

Habeas corpus petition[edit]

A writ of habeas corpus, Redouane Khalid v. George W. Bush, was submitted on Redouane Khalid's behalf.[3]

French trial[edit]

Redouane Khalid, and four other French citizens, were convicted in 2007 of "criminal association with a terrorist enterprise."[4] They had their convictions overturned on appeal on February 24, 2009. Their convictions were overturned because they were based on interrogations conducted in Guantanamo, and the interrogations were conducted by French security officials, not law enforcement officials.

On February 17, 2010, the Court of Cassation, a higher court, ordered a re-trial of the five men.[5]


  1. ^ OARDEC (May 15, 2006). "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
  2. ^ New York Times, Terror convictions overturned in France, February 24, 2009
  3. ^ "Redouane Khalid v George W. Bush" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. 14 October 2004. pp. 36–74. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  4. ^ "Paris Court Acquits Former Guantanamo Detainees". Huffington Post. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  5. ^ Nicolas Vaux-Montagny (2010-02-17). "France orders 5 former Gitmo inmates back to court". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2010-02-17.

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