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Ibn Shaykh al-Libi: Testimony



ISN: 212 (Source: Wikileaked DAB for ISN 213)

Status: Ghost prisoner in Guantanamo until he was identified in a study by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. When it became possible that the U.S. Supreme Court case Rasul v. Bush could grant habeas corpus rights to Guantanamo detainees, al-Libi was transferred to a Libyan prison where he died. Before being ghosted to Guantanamo, al-Libi was rendered to Egypt. There, under torture, he falsely indicated that Iraq was supporting al-Qaeda and was providing assistance with chemical and biological weapons. Secretary Colin Powell used this information in his February 2003 speech before the United Nations justifying the invasion Iraq later that year.