Shai Jahn Ghafoor
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- There are multiple individuals named Abdul Ghaffar.
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 President Dick Cheney cited Ghaffar as a justification for continuing to detain suspects at Guantanamo.
- Gitmo Detainees Return To Terror, CBS News, October 17, 2004
- Cheney defends Guantanamo as essential to war: VP says that if freed, prisoners would return to battlefield, San Francisco Chronicle, June 14, 2005
- Released Detainees Join Fight, LA Times, October 22, 2004
- 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.
- WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Three of Five) Andy Worthington
- Pol: Too Many Inmates Freed, Fox News, June 21, 2005