Hamidullah Khan (Bagram captive)

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Hamidullah Khan
Hamidullah Khan -- a youth held in Bagram.jpg
Hamidullah Khan -- a youth held in Bagram.
Born 1995 (age 18–19)
Waziristan
Citizenship Pakistani
Detained at Bagram Theater Internment Facility
Status no charge extrajudicial detention

Hamidullah Khan is a citizen of Pakistan who was held by the United States in its Bagram Theater Internment Facility in Afghanistan.[1][2][3] United Kingdom human rights group Reprieve reports he was just fourteen years old, when he was picked up in Pakistan.

Hamidullah Khan, for example, was picked up while travelling from Karachi to his father's village in Waziristan to salvage the family's possessions during the ongoing military operation. He was just fourteen. He is currently being held at Bagram and his family are desperate for his return.

Daniel Morgan, writing for Newsweek Pakistan, reported that Hamidullah's family received a letter from him in 2010, where he said he had been cleared for release by a Bagram enemy combatant review.[1]

Human rights workers were able to initiate a court inquiry in Lahore for Hamidullah and six other Pakistani men.[3] The Pakistani government was ordered to send officials to interview the men.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daniel Morgan (2011-08-19). "The Hard Cell: Activists make it more difficult for Islamabad to ignore the plight of Pakistanis detained in Afghanistan". Newsweek Pakistan. Retrieved 2011-11-29. "Hamidullah Khan disappeared in July three years ago. The then 14-year-old was on the road from Karachi to his home, outside Ladha in South Waziristan, after a military operation against the Taliban had concluded there. Hamidullah had set out to retrieve and truck back pieces of furniture for his family’s port-city dwelling. Somewhere between Dera Ismail Khan and Ladha, he vanished. His parents haven’t seen him since." 
  2. ^ "Bagram Airbase". Reprieve. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29. "Hamidullah Khan, for example, was picked up while travelling from Karachi to his father's village in Waziristan to salvage the family's possessions during the ongoing military operation. He was just fourteen. He is currently being held at Bagram and his family are desperate for his return."  mirror
  3. ^ a b Paddy McGuffin (2011-11-21). "Bagram detainee case reaches court". Morning Star. Retrieved 2011-11-29. "All seven are Pakistani citizens who are being held indefinitely at Bagram without access to lawyers and without having been informed of the evidence against them."  mirror