Fouad Mahmoud al Rabiah (born on June 24, 1959) is a Kuwaiti, who was held in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba from May 2002 to Dec 2009. Al Rabia's Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 551.
Al Rabia was an executive with Kuwait's national airline before his wrongful arrest and extradition. He had studied in the United States, and described himself as an America-phile. He is also a philanthropist, along with members of his family, and they regularly followed-up to observed in person the charitable enterprises they donated to. He had routinely made preliminary and followup field trips to check on projects they had donated to. In 2001 he described traveling to Afghanistan, for charitable purposes.
Al Rabia was to face charges in 2008 before a Guantanamo military commission but all charges were dropped in 2009.
In September 2009 Al Rabia's habeas corpus petition concluded, and US District Court Judge ordered that he be released "forthwith". That release occurred on December 9, 2009. Al Rabiah's lawyers called on President Barack Obama to apologise on behalf of the United States and provide "appropriate compensation" to al Rabiah for his ordeal.