Nationalities of Gitmo prisoners

Revealed: the nationalities of Guantanamo

This is from a UPI story that’s getting a lot of attention. I’ve made a simple list:

  • Saudi Arabia…………..160
  • Yemen……………………85
  • Pakistan………………….82
  • Afghanistan……………..80
  • Jordan……………………30
  • Egypt……………………..30
  • Algeria……………………19
  • Morocco………………….18
  • Kuwait……………………12
  • China…………………….12
  • Tajikistan………………..11
  • Turkey……………………11
  • Britain……………………..9
  • Tunisia…………………….8
  • Russia……………………..8
  • France……………………..7
  • Bahrain…………………….7
  • Australia…………………..2
  • Canada…………………….2
  • Checnya…………………..2
  • Uzbekistan………………..2
  • Syria……………………….2
  • Georgia……………………2
  • Sudan………………………2
  • Bangladesh……………….1
  • Belgium……………………1
  • Denmark…………………..1
  • Germany…………………..1
  • Iraq…………………………1
  • Kenya………………………1
  • Libya………………………..1
  • Mauritania………………….1
  • Qatar……………………….1
  • Spain……………………….1
  • Sweden…………………….1

The story says that Kazakhstan is quietly lobbying Washington for the return of its citizens, but no Kazakstanis are listed. Not sure what that means. Oversight in the UPI story?

About 95% of the prisoners have had at least their nationality identified. Some of the nations, particularly Britain and Russia, are quick to point out that their citizens who are being held have Muslim backgrounds.