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A man recently repatriated to Afghanistan denounces torture during his detention in Guantanamo

A man recently repatriated to Afghanistan denounces torture during his detention in Guantanamo

June 29. (EUROPA PRESS) –

Afghan citizen Asadulá Harun Gul, known as Harun al Afghani, has denounced that he suffered torture during his 15-year detention in Guantanamo, less than a week after the United States repatriated him to Afghanistan.

“Guantánamo prison was a military camp. I had no legal rights and I had no lawyer for ten years,” he said, noting that he wrote more than 900 letters to try to seek legal representation during the proceedings against him.

“Ten years of my life were wasted,” Harun Gul said in an interview with Afghan television channel Tolo TV. “My identity, my dignity and my reputation are ruined and I don’t know what my fault is,” he said.

Harun Gul, 41, was arrested in 2007 by US forces in Nangarhar province (east) and transferred to the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba. The Pentagon identified him as a commander in charge of coordinating Al Qaeda militiamen and couriers.


The man was repatriated to Afghanistan last week after a US court found his detention to have been unlawful. The Taliban would have given guarantees to the United States government that it will not pose a threat to the national security of the country or its allies.

For his part, the spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, Mohamad Naim, applauded the release of the “oppressed prisoner” and pointed out that it is the “result of direct understanding and a positive relationship between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and USA”.

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