Shai Jahn Ghafoor was a citizen of Afghanistan. He was transferred to Afghanistan on March 23, 2003. He died September 25, 2004.
Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar has been cited as an example of a Guantanamo detainee who tricked their way out of imprisonment, so they could "return to the battlefield." Vice PresidentDick Cheney cited Ghaffar as a justification for continuing to detain suspects at Guantanamo.
Ghaffar was captured about two months after the US Invasion of Afghanistan, and according to various accounts, he was only held by the Americans for eight months.
^John J. Lumpkin (2004-10-18). "7 ex-detainees return to fighting: Guantanamo release process called imperfect". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. "One of the two former prisoners killed is Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar, a senior Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan who was arrested about two months after a US-led coalition drove the militia from power in late 2001. He was held at Guantanamo for eight months, then released, and was killed Sept. 26 by Afghan security forces during a raid in Uruzgan Province. Afghan leaders said they thought he was leading Taliban forces in the southern province."