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Former Guantanamo captive Ehsanullah , leaving custody following his transfer to Afghanistan in March 2003, wearing newly issued clothing. (c) Marc Kaufmann, Washington Post

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Ehsannullah is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba.[1] The Washington Post reported that Ehsannullah was one of eighteen men repatriated to Afghanistan on March 22, 2003, and released with a certificate of innocence by Afghan authorities on March 26, 2003. According to the Department of Defense, his Internment Serial Number was 350.[2][3] According to medical records published in March 2007 he arrived in Guantanamo on June 10, 2003.[4]

The Washington Post reported that Ehsannullah was 29.[1] He claimed American soldiers in Afghanistan had taunted him and beat him. He told the Washington Post the soldiers had dumped a Quran in a toilet: "We cried so much and shouted, 'Please do not do that to the Holy Koran.'"

Main article: Bagram torture and prisoner abuse
Main article: Quran desecration

Ehsannullah, and the other released captives, were given a one set of western clothes, including running shoes, a brightly colored gym bag and a dossier containing their medical records.[1] According to the Department of Defense's official list of when captives were released the other seventeen men were: Solaiman Dur Mohammed Shah, Sharghulab Mirmuhammad, Ezat Khan, Yarass Ali Must, Nassir Malang, Mohammed Sargidene, Abdullah Edmondada, Murtazah Abdul Rahman, Shaibjan Torjan, Shai Jahn Ghafoor, Badshah Wali, Neyaz Walijan, Mirza Mohammed, Mohamed Kabel, Bismillah, Said Abasin, and Alif Khan.[3]

On March 16, 2007 the Department of Defense published limited height and weight records for the captives.[4][5][6][7] According to those records his height was 69 inches (180 cm), his first weight in was June 10, 2002, his last weigh-in was March 14, 2003, and his weight was recorded on four other occasions. According to those records his height ranged from 174 pounds (79 kg) to 183 pounds (83 kg) during his stay.

On November 25, 2008 the Department of Defense published a list of when captives left Guantanamo.[3] According to those records he was repatriated on March 23, 2003.

See alsoEdit

  • Ehsanullah, a Guantanamo captive with a similar name, released on May 9, 2003, six weeks later.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Returning Afghans Talk of Guantanamo: Out of Legal Limbo, Some Tell of Mistreatment [1] Marc Kaufman, April Witt March 26, 2003
  2. "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 2006-05-15. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Consolidated chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased [2] OARDEC 2008-10-09
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (ordered and consolidated version)". Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, from DoD data. Archived from the original on 2009-12-21. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhumanrights.ucdavis.edu%2Fresources%2Flibrary%2Fdocuments-and-reports%2Fgtmo_heightsweights.pdf&date=2009-12-21. 
  5. JTF-GTMO (2007-03-16). "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba". Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/measurements/. Retrieved 2008-12-22.  mirror
  6. Heights, weights, and in-processing dates [3] Sonia Saini, Almerindo Ojeda
  7. Starvation statistics [4] Andy Worthington 2009

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