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Template:Infobox WoT detainees Noor Habib Ullah is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 626.

Habibullah was repatriated on 16 July 2003.[2]

McClatchy News Service interview

On June 15, 2008 the McClatchy News Service published a series of articles based on interviews with 66 former Guantanamo captives.[3] Noor Habib was one of thee former captives who had an article profiling him.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Noor Habib was captured in November 2001 in Bamian Province when he and another man were transporting a shipment of goats. He said he was held by Afghan militia for several months, and then several months in the American Kandahar detention facility. He reported brutal beatings in both Afghan custody, and in Kandahar.

Noor Habib was transported to Guantanamo in mid 2002.[9] Before he was released, in the summer of 2003, shortly before he was repatriated, he was told that he had been suspected of being a Taliban commander.

The McClatchy reporters had confirmed that Afghan intelligence officials who had confirmed when their records indicated when other former captives had ties to the Taliban—or when they had been falsely denounced—had no records of Noor Habib.[9]

Noor Habib said he had been a simple truck driver prior to his apprehension, in Bamian in November 2001, and he had no ties with the Taliban.[9] He had spent four months in an Afghan detention facility in Bamian, where Afghans abused him, and had then spent several months in the Kandahar detention facility, where Americans abused him. He spent a year in Guantanamo, before two American officials informed him he had been mistaken for a senior Taliban official, and he was flown home.

BBC interview

The BBC interviewed 27 former captives held in Bagram in June 2009.[10][11][12] The BBC Report featured Noor Habib making a drawing of a man shackled to the ceiling, while the narrator said he described being chained to the ceiling with his feet suspended in freezing cold water.

See also


  1. "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2006-05-15.
  2. OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidated chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased". Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  3. Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Page 3". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-17. mirror
  4. Tom Lasseter (June 18, 2008). "U.S. hasn't apologized to or compensated ex-detainees". Myrtle Beach Sun. Retrieved 2008-06-18. mirror
  5. Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Pentagon declined to answer questions about detainees". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20. mirror
  6. Tom Lasseter (June 16, 2008). "Documents undercut Pentagon's denial of routine abuse". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20. mirror
  7. Tom Lasseter (June 19, 2008). "Deck stacked against detainees in legal proceedings". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20. mirror
  8. Tom Lasseter (June 16, 2008). "U.S. abuse of detainees was routine at Afghanistan bases". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20. mirror
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Noor Habib". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-17. mirror
  10. Ian Pannell (2009-06-24). "Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
  11. Ian Pannell (2009-06-24). "Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
  12. Ben Farmer (2009-06-24). "Afghan prisoners claim they were abused in US jail: Prisoners held in a controversial US military jail have claimed they were beaten, deprived of sleep and threatened with dogs.". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-06-24.

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