Salman Rabei’i was just 22 years old when he was picked up by Afghan forces, passed to the U.S. military and sent to Guantánamo Bay in May 2002. The U.S. was offering substantial payments in exchange for prisoners, and Salman was tortured while in U.S. custody. During his almost 15 years of imprisonment, he was never charged with a crime.
Salman Rabei’i was cleared for release from Guantánamo Bay on Friday, December 9, 2016, after he was represented at his Periodic Review Board hearing by Reprieve U.S. attorney Shelby Sullivan-Bennis.
Salman was released from Guantánamo Bay on January 16, 2017. He benefits from the support of Reprieve’s Life After Guantánamo program.