Shawali Khan

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Shawali Khan
ISN 899.jpg
Born 1963 (age 50–51)
Arrested 2001-11-13
Gul Agha Sherzai
Citizenship Afghanistna
Detained at Guantanamo
ISN 899
Charge(s) no charge extrajudicial detention
Status Still in Guantanamo
Occupation shopkeeper

Shawali Khan is a citizen of Afghanistan, held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number is 899. The Department of Defense estimate he was born in 1963, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Shawali Khan arrived at the Guantanamo detention camps on February 7, 2002, and has been held there for 12 years, 10 months and 21 days.[2][3][4]

US District Court Judge John D. Bates, who has reviewed Shawali's confidential file, wrote that all the allegations he faced were based on “multiple levels of hearsay”, that “all of the information contained in the reports could come from a single individual” and that “no source is identified by name.”[5] Shahwali Khan's lawyer Leonard C. Goodman, who has reviewed Shawali's confidential file says he was simply a merchant, denounced for a bounty.

On September 6, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed denial of Khan's petition for a writ of habeas corpus.


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