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Abdul Majid Mahmoud
Born March 3, 1979 (1979-03-03) (age 30)
Released 18 November 2003
Citizenship Pakistan
Detained at Guantanamo
ISN 624
Charge(s) No charge (held in extrajudicial detention)
Status Repatriated

Abdul Majid Mahmoud was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 624.

Majid Mehmood was transferred to Pakistan on November 18, 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 ] Abdul Majid Mahmoud was one of the former captives who had an article profiling him.[4][5][6 ][7][8][9 ]

Abdul Majid Mahmoud said he was captured by Afghans in December 2001, held in brutal conditions, for four months.[9 ] He had shrapnel wounds when he was captured, but told his Afghan interrogators that he had traveled to Afghanistan merely to attend a wedding.

He said one of his Afghan captors told him he was being sold to the Americans for $5000.[9 ]

He said he decided to tell his American interrogators the truth, that he had been recruited by the Taliban in Karachi.[9 ] He said he was completely truthful during the four or five months he was held in the Kandahar detention facility. However, he noted, he wasn't treated any better than captives who continued to lie to their interrogators, and was sent to Guantanamo for further interrogation.

In 2003 he was force-fed when he joined a hunger strike to protest guards desecrating the koran.[9 ]

The McClatchy reporters imply that Abdul Majid Mahmoud spent twenty months in Guantanamo.[9 ] But the DoD's records indicate he only spent about thirteen months total in US custody. He spent a further year in Pakistani detention after his repatriation.

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. ^
  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. ^ a b c d e f Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Abdul Majid Mahmoud". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-17.   mirror

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