Names of the Detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The Pentagon has declined to identify the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, most of whom were captured in Afghanistan during and after the 2001 war there. Below is the largest list of names made public thus far, encompassing: 367 men whose identities have appeared in media reports, on Arabic Web sites and in legal documents.

Some names came from family members of detainees who have sent letters home through the International Committee of the Red Cross. Seventy-three people on the list have been sent back to their home countries for further detention or for release. They are marked with an "R." Several of those have been interviewed by reporters.

Many names came from two Web sites that monitor the status of Guantanamo detainees: the Arabic-language Alasra ( and the Britain-based CagePrisoners ( Alasra lists 202 names and CagePrisoners about 330. The two sites, which advocate the release of the detainees, have published lists of names, photographs and documents provided by families. Alasra is registered to an unknown individual in Saudi Arabia, and CagePrisoners is registered to a group of Muslim computer programmers based in Britain. Sixty-two names came from an official publication of the Yemeni Defense Ministry in January, and the names of 58 Pakistanis were published by a Pakistani newspaper in October 2002. In that same month, al Qaeda supporters in Afghanistan distributed a list naming "57 al Qaeda members" who were prisoners at Guatanamo.

How the Names Made the List

For three years, Washington Post researchers have been compiling the names and countries of origin of detainees from unofficial, public sources: news accounts, legal documents, interviews with attorneys and relatives, and information from detainee support sites on the Web. The Post is printing only names that it has verified from a single reputable source or multiple sources. Some names have been transliterated from Arabic or have alternative spellings.

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Guantanamo Bay Detainees by Last Name

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Aamer, Shaker Abdur-Raheem 122Saudi Arabia 
Abasin, Said 216, 90AfghanistanR
Abbas, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Abbasi, Feroz 221, 215UK 
Abd, Allah Ab Aljalil Abdal Rahman 122Yemen 
Abderrahmane, Slimane Hadj 214DenmarkR
Abdoh AKA Al Hag, Atag Ali 214YemenR
Abdul Rahman, Wesam 214JordanR
Abdullah, Abu 188Algeria 
Abdullah, Ahmad 121Morocco 
Abdullah, Jamal 138, 121Uganda 
Abdullah, Noorudeen 121Morocco 
Abdulraheem, Othman 3Yemen 
Abdulsalam, Reswan 215, 196Morocco 
Agha, Ismail 104AfghanistanR
Ahmad, Ali 148PakistanR
Ahmad, Ejaz 190Pakistan 
Ahmad, Rashid Hasan 117SudanR
Ahmed, Hamed Abderrahman 215, 189SpainR
Ahmed, Faluvi Abdullah 190Yemen 
Ahmed, Faruq Ali 190Yemen 
Ahmed, Ruhal 215UKR
Ahmed, Sarfaraz 190Pakistan 
Ait Idir, Mustapha 206, 91Algeria 
Akhmyarov, Rustam 179RussiaR
Al Adahi, Mohamed 3Yemen 
Al Ajmi, Abdullah Saleh Ali 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Anazi, Abdullah 112Saudi Arabia 
Al Areeni, Khalid 15Saudi Arabia 
Al Asadi, Mohamed Ahmed 3Yemen 
Al Aseemi, Fahd Sultan Ubaid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Askari, Mohsin Ali 3Yemen 
Al Asmar, Khalid 88Jordan 
Al Assani, Fahmi Salem 3Yemen 
Al Azmi, Saad Madai Saad 204Kuwait 
Al Azraq, Majid Hamoud 3Yemen 
Al Baasi, Mohsin Abdullah 3Yemen 
Al Badaah, Abdul Aziz bin Abdur Rahman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Bahlul, Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman 129Yemen 
Al Bahooth, Ziyad bin Salih bin Muhammad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Baidhani, Abdulkhaliq 3Yemen 
Al Banna, Jamil 95, 102Jordan 
Al Barakati, Khalid 120Saudi Arabia 
Al Blooshi, Salah Abdul Rasool 141Bahrain 
Al Busayss, Adil Said Al Haj Obeid 141Yemen 
Al Darbi, Ahmed 3, 228Yemen 
Al Dhabbi, Khalid Mohamed Saleh 3Yemen 
Al Dhabi, Salah Mohamed Saleh 3Yemen 
Al Dihani, Mohammed Funaitel 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Dini, Omar Saeed 3Yemen 
Al Dossary, Juma Mohammed 141Bahrain 
Al Fawzan, Fahd Fawzan 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Fifi, Jaber 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Fouzan, Fahd 110Saudi Arabia 
Al Ghaith, Abdurahman ba 3Yemen 
Al Ghamdi, Abdur Rahman Uthman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Ghamdi, Khalaf Awad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Ghamdi, Saeed Farhah 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Ghamdi, Zaid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Ghanimi, Abdullah Muhammad Salih 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Habardi, Mane Shaman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Habashi, Raafat 3Yemen 
Al Haj, Sarqawi 3Yemen 
Al Hamd, Adel Saleh 3, 228Yemen 
Al Harbi, Ibrahim Daifullah 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Harbi, Tariq 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Hassan, Sameer Naji 3Yemen 
Al Ilmi, Muhammad 121Morocco 
Al Jowfi, Rashid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Juaid, Rami Sad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Judaan, Hamood 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Juhani, Badr 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Juhdali, Ziyad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Jutaili, Fahd bin Salih bin Sulaiman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Kaabi, Jamil Ali 154, 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Kandari, Abdullah kamel bin Abdullah Kamal 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Kandari, Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Kazimi, Ali Nasser 3, 228Yemen 
Al Khalafi or Khalaqi, Asim 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Khalidi, Sulaiman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Khalifa, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim 141, 98Bahrain 
Al Khowlani, Idrees 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Kouri, Farouq Ahmed 3, 228Yemen 
Al Maaliki, Sad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Mahdi, Ali Yahya Mahdi 121Yemen 
Al Madhoni, Musaab 3Yemen 
Al Marrah, Khalid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Marri, Jarallah 121Qatar 
Al Marwallah, Bishir Naser Ali 121Yemen 
Al Matari, Fahd Al Haimi 3, 228Yemen 
Al Matrafi, Abdullah 4Saudi Arabia 
Al Merbati, Isa 141, 121Bahrain 
Al Mosleh, Abdullah Hamid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Muhajiri, Abdulmajeed 3, 228Yemen 
Al Muhammad, Mahmood 3, 228Syria 
Al Mujahid, Mahmoud Abdulaziz 3Yemen 
Al Muraqi, Khalid bin Abdullah 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Musa, Abdul Wahab 224, 224Saudi Arabia 
Al Mutairi, Khalid Abdullah Mishal 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Mutairi, Nasser Nijer Naser 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Naimi, Abdulla Majid 141Bahrain 
Al Nasir, Ibrahim Muhammad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Nukhailan, Naif 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Nur, Anwar Hamdan 224Saudi Arabia  
Al Nusairi, Adil Uqla Hasan 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Odah, Fawzi Khalid Abdullah Fahad 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Omar, Wasm Awad Al Wasm 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Omari, Musa bin Ali bin Saeed 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Otaiba, Bandar 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Owshan, Abdul Aziz Sad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Owshan, Saleh bin Abdullah 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Owshan, Sulieman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Qaaid, Rashid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Qadasi, Khalid Massah 3Yemen 
Al Qadasi, Walid 3YemenR
Al Qahtani, Abdullah Hamid al Muslih 226Saudi Arabia 
Al Qahtani, Jaber Hasan 13, 24Saudi Arabia 
Al Qahtani, Mohamed 115Saudi Arabia 
Al Qahtani, Sad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Qosi, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud 129Sudan 
Al Qurashi, Muhammad Abdur-Rahman Abid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Rabahi, Abdullah Ameen 3, 228Yemen 
Al Rabeesh, Yusuf 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Rabiah, Fwad Mahmoud 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Rahabi, Abdulmalik Abdulwahhab 3, 228Yemen 
Al Raimi, Ali Yahya Mahdi 3Yemen 
Al Raimi, Ismail Ali 3Yemen 
Al Rawi, Bisher 95, 123Iraq 
Al Razehi, Ali Ahmed Muhammad 95, 123Yemen 
Al Salami, Ali Abdullah 3, 228Yemen 
Al Salami, Saleh Abdullah 3Yemen 
Al Samh, Adil Abu 3, 228Yemen 
Al Sarim, Saeed Ahmed 3Yemen 
Al Sayegh, Adnan Muhammad Ali 200Saudi Arabia 
Al Shabani, Fahd Abdullah 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shahrani, Muhammad bin Abdur Rahman 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shaibani, Bandar 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shamiri, Mustafa 3Yemen 
Al Shammari, Abdulaziz SayerOwain 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Shammari, Majid Afas Radi Al Tumi 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shammari, Zain 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shamri, Anwar Hamdan al Noor 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shaqoori, Usamah 121Morocco 
Al Shaqoori, Yunus 121Morocco 
Al Shareef, Fahd Umar 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shareef, Sultan 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Sharikh, Abdul Hadi 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Sharikh, Abdur Razaq 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shehri, Abdus Salam Ghaithan 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shehri, Saeed Ali Jabir ale Khuthaim 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shehri, Salim 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Shehri, Yusuf Muhammad 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Siblie, Abdullah Yahya Yousuf 3, 228Yemen 
Al Suwaidi, Abdulaziz 3, 228Yemen 
Al Towlaqi, Fahmi 3, 228Yemen 
Al Umar, Ibrahim bin Umar 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Unzi, Abdullah Thani Faris Al Sulami 226Saudi Arabia 
Al Unzi, Khalid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Unzi, Rakan 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Unzi, Sultan Sari Saail 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Utaibi, Bajad bin Daifillah 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Utaibi, Bandar 224Saudi Arabia 
Al Utaibi, Muhammad Suroor 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Utaibi, Naif Fahd Al Aseemi 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Warifi, Mukhtaar 3Yemen 
Al Yafii, Al Khadir Abdullah 3, 228Yemen 
Al Zahrani, Khalid 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Zahrani, Sad Ibrahim Ramzi al-Jundubi 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Zahrani, Yasser Talal 121Saudi Arabia 
Al Zamil, Adil Zamil Abdull Mohssin 204, 5Kuwait 
Al Zuhairi, Ahmed Zaid 3, 228Yemen 
Al-Harith, Jamal Udeen 215United KingdomR
Ali, Abu Sana 121Morocco 
Ali, Sahibzada Usman 118, 146AfghanistanR
Ali, Sarfraz 190Pakistan 
Ali, Syed Saim 190Pakistan 
Amin, Aminullah 190Pakistan 
Amin, Omar Rajab 204, 5Kuwait 
Amro, Jalal Salem bin 3Yemen 
Anaam, Suhail Abdo 3Yemen 
Ansar, Muhammad 148, 146PakistanR
Anwar, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Aouzar, Mohamed 157Morocco 
Aqeel, Sulaiman bin 3Yemen 
Arbaish, Khalid bin Suleiman 220UNKNOWN 
Aseeri, Turki Mashawi Zayid Ale Jabali 121Saudi Arabia 
Ashraf, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Aslam, Noor 127AfghanistanR
Asnar, Khalid 155Jordan 
Ayub, Haseeb 190Pakistan 
Azzam, Hussein 155Jordan 

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Babikir, Muhammad al Ghazali 116SudanR
Badr, Badrzaman 116AfghanR
Bajadiyah, Saeed 121Morocco 
Bameri, Bahktiar 121IranR
Barak 181AfghanistanR
Batarfi, Ayman Saeed 3Yemen 
Bayifkan, Lutfi 167Turkey 
Begg, Moazzam 221United Kingdom 
Belkacem, Bensayah 2Algeria 
Belmar, Richard 194United Kingdom 
Benchakaroun, Brahim 194MoroccoR
Benchellali, Mourad 163France 
Binmoojan, Muhammad 121Morocco 
Boumediene, Lakhdar 206Algeria 
Bukhari, Abdul Hakeem 111Saudi Arabia 

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Celik, Abdullah 167Turkey 
Celikgogus, Yuksel 142TurkeyR
Chekkouri, Redouan 142MoroccoR
Chekkouri, Younes 142MoroccoR

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Dad, Fazal 190Pakistan 
Deghayes, Omar 187UNKNOWN 
Dergoul, Tarek 194United KingdomR
Dukhan, Mamar 194SyriaR

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Ehsannullah, 216AfghanistanR
Eksi, Mustafa 200Turkey 
El Hadj, Boudella 206Algeria 
Elgazzar, Adel Fattouh Aly 200Egypt 
El-Weldi, Reda Fadel 200Egypt 

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Farooq, Muhammad Naim 222AfghanistanR
Fauzee, Ibrahim 90Maldives 
Fazil or Fadhil, Mullah 161Afghanistan 
Feroze, Muhammad 121Morocco 
Fouzan, Fahed 219Saudi Arabia 

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Ghaffar, Maulvi Abdul 3Afghan 
Ghanem, Mohamed Ragab Abu 3Yemen 
Ghazi, Fahd Abdullah Ahmad 121Saudi Arabia 
Gherebi, Falen 210Libya 
Ghezali, Mehdi Muhammed 215Sweden 
Ghulab, Sher 176AfghanistanR
Gul, Lall 181AfghanistanR
Gul, Nate 109AfghanistanR
Gumarov, Ravil 152RussiaR

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Habib, Mamdouh 203AustraliaR
Hajii , Adil Kamel Abdullah 141Bahrain 
Hamada, Mohamed 3Yemen 
Hamdan, Salim Ahmed 130Yemen 
Hamdi, Yasir Esam 229United States 
Hamdoon, Zahir Omar bin 3Yemen 
Hamza, Abu 126Saudi Arabia 
Hanif, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Hassan, Imad Abdullah 190Yemen 
Hassan, Mohammad Mohammad 190Yemen 
Hatem, Saeed 3Yemen 
Hicks, David 203Australia 
Hkimi, Adel 93Tunisia 

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Iilyas, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Ikassrien, Lahcen 187Morocco 
Iqbal, Asif 203United KingdomR
Iqbal, Faid or Faiq 148PakistanR
Iqbal, Zafar 190Pakistan 
Irfan, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Ishaq, Muhammad 147PakistanR
Ishmuradov, Timur 179RussiaR
Ismail, Yasin Qasem Mohammad 179YemenR

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Jamaluddin, Muhammad 148PakistanR
Jan, Aziaullah 190Pakistan 
Joaid, Abdul Rahman 224Saudi Arabia  

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Kanouni, Imad 162France 
Khadr, Abdur Rahman 212CanadaR
Khadr, Omar 211Canada 
Khairkhwa, Khairullah 161Afghanistan 
Khan, Alef 97PakistanR
Khan, Alif 133AfghanistanR
Khan, Aziz 172AfghanistanR
Khan, Aziz 190Pakistan 
Khan, Badshah 190Pakistan 
Khan, Ejaz Ahmad 147PakistanR
Khan, Haji Mohammed 159AfghanistanR
Khan, Hamood ullah 190Pakistan 
Khan, Issa 193Pakistan 
Khan, Juma 90Afghanistan 
Khan, Merza 216AfghanistanR
Khan, Muhammad Ejaz 190Pakistan 
Khan, Muhammad Kashif 148PakistanR
Khan, Tariq Aziz 148PakistanR
Khasraf, Mohamed Nasser Yahya Abdullah 3Yemen 
Khazhiyev, Shamil 169RussiaR
Kifayatullah 190Pakistan 
Koochi, Naeem 218AfghanistanR
Kudayev, Rasul 169RussiaR
Kurnaz, Murat 215Turkey 

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Lagah, Lofti Ben Suihi 184Tunisia 
Lahmar, Saber 206Algeria 

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Maimoundi, Hassan 215UNKNOWN 
Mamrouk, Adel Ben Hamida 184Tunisia 
Manzoor, Hafiz Liaqat 147PakistanR
Marouz, Muhammad 147MoroccoR
Maula, Abdul 148PakistanR
Mazloom, Fazel 215Afghanistan 
Mazrou, Alaa Abdel Maqsoud 215Egypt 
Mehmood, Majid 147PakistanR
Mehmood, Talli 147PakistanR
Mert, Nuri 200TurkeyR
Meshad, Sherif 184Egyptian 
Mingazov, Ravil 179Russia 
Mohammed 6AfghanistanR
Mohammed, Hajii Faiz 208AfghanistanR
Mohammed, Jan 208AfghanistanR
Mohammed, Wazir 90Afghanistan 
Mubanga, Martin 144United Kingdom 
Muhammad, Ali 190Pakistan 
Muhammad, Mirza 173Afghanistan 
Muhammad, Shah 175PakistanR
Mujarrad, Talal Ahmed Mohamed 3Yemen 
Muqaddam, Murtada 121Saudi Arabia 
Murshid, Ayoub 3Yemen 
Mustafa, Khaled ben 215France 

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Nabaytah, Hassan 155Jordan 
Nabiyev, Yusuf 197Tajikistan 
Naqibullah 104AfghanistanR
Naseer, Muneer bin 190Pakistan 
Nasri, Riadh Mohammad 94Tunisia 
Nauman, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Nechla, Mohamed 206Algeria 
Noor, Yusuf Khaleel 121Saudi Arabia 

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Odigov, Ruslan 179RussiaR
Omar, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Omar, Othman Ali 3Yemen 
Osman, Haji 128AfghanistanR
Osman, Mohammad 6AfghanistanR
Ould Slahi, Mouhamedou 170Mauritania 

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Paracha, SaifullahPakistan 
Patel, Mustaq AliFrance/India? 

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Qaid, Yaseen 3Yemen 
Qassim, Khalid Ahmed 3Yemen 
Quraish, Nasr Abdullah 3Yemen 

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Rafiq, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Rahim, Abdul 151Pakistan 
Rahim, Abdur 151AfghanistanR
Rahman, Ahmed Abdel 174Egyptian 
Rahman, Asadullah 100AfghanistanR
Rahmatoulah 100AfghanistanR
Raouf, Mullah Abdel 161Afghanistan 
Rashid, Hani Saleh 3Yemen 
Rasul, Shafiq 204UKR
Raza, Abid 190Pakistan 
Raza, Muhammad Arshad 190Pakistan 
Razaq, Abdul/Abdur 148PakistanR
Razeq, Abdul 177AfghanistanR
Rehman, Abdul 109AfghanistanR
Rehman, Abdul 190Pakistan 
Rehman, Hafiz Khalil ur 190Pakistan 
Rehman, Sajid-ur 148PakistanR
Ridha, Yazidi 93Tunisia 
Ridouane, Khalid 215France 
Rustam, 175Afghanistan 

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Saeed, Hafiz Ehsan 190Pakistan 
Saeed, Muhammad 190Pakistan 
Safeesi, Abdul Sattar 190Pakistan 
Sagheer, Muhammad 208PakistanR
Salahuddin, Ghazi 148PakistanR
Salman, Mohamed bin 3Yemen 
Sarajudim 217AfghanistanR
Sassi, Mohammed Ben Sala 157Tunisia 
Sassi, Nizar 162France 
Sattar, Abdul 190Pakistan 
Saud, Abu 10Saudi Arabia 
Sen, Ibrahim 200Turkey 
Sen, Mesut 200Turkey 
Shaalan, Hani Abdo Muslih 3Yemen 
Shah, Rostum 107AfghanistanR
Shah, Sliman 216AfghanistanR
Shah, Sulaiman 216AfghanistanR
Shah, Syed Zia Hussain 190Pakistan 
Shaqroon, Ibrahim bin 121Morocco 
Sharofov, Rukmiddin 197Tajikistan 
Shehzada, Mullah 192AfghanistanR
Sidiq, Mohammed 208AfghanistanR
Sidiq, Muhammad 172AfghanistanR
Sultan, Zahid 190Pakistan 

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Tabarak, Abdallah 207Morocco 
Tahir, Mohammad 107AfghanistanR
Tariq, Muhammad 149Pakistan 
Tariq, Muhammad 190Pakistan 

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Ullah, Asad 145Afghanistan 
Utain, Riyad 3Yemen 
Uthman, Abdul Rahim Mohammad Uthman 3Yemen 
Uyar, Salih 200Turkey 
Uzel, Turgut 201Turkey 

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Vakhitov, Aryat 153RussiaR
Vohidov, Muqim 197Tajikistan 

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Wali, Badshah 195AfghanistanR
Wali, Jehan/Jan 118PakistanR
Wazeer, Abdullah ba 3Yemen 
Wazir, Mohammed 6AfghanistanR

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Yadel, Brahim 163France 

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Zaeef, Mohammed 208Afghanistan 
Zaman, Badar uz 146Pakistan 
Zaman, Qaisir 148PakistanR
Zemiri, Ahcene 198Algeria 
Zemmouri, Moussa 113Belgium 

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