Hamood Ullah Khan

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Hamood Ullah Khan
Detained at Guantanamo
Alternate name Hamoodullah Khan
ISN 145
Charge(s) No charge
Status Repatriated on 17 September 2004

Hamood Ullah Khan is a citizen of Pakistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 145.

He was repatriated on 17 September 2004.[2]

McClatchy News Service interview[edit]

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

Hamoodullah Khan described being beaten so severely as soon as he arrived at the Kandahar detention facility that he passed out.[9] McClatchy team reported that they got access to a confidential report on the effect on US detention on Hamoodullah Khan and 34 other former captives:

"It became apparent during the interrogation that (the) majority of them had been subjected to severe mental and physical torture. Also, during their confinement they saw the most dreadful types of torture being perpetrated against their fellow detainees. All of this has left terrible scars on their minds."

Hamoodullah Khan said he was a pharmaceutical representative, who had been in Afghanistan on business when he was captured.[9] He said he had decided to be a model prisoner, and thus avoided the beatings he saw guards administer to other captives, and was transferred to camp 4, the camp for the most compliant captives.

Hamoodullah described watching an Arab captive named Juma, who had chosen to be argumentative, and confront the guards—who: "Eventually he was totally mad.".[9]

Hamoodullah said he spent a further nine and a half months in Pakistani custody after he was repatriated.[9]

At the time of his interview he was teaching at a madrassa.[9]


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