The Kandahar Five is a term used to refer to five men who had been held, for years, in a Taliban prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan, only to end up in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
Several of the men were interviewed by international reporters during a brief period of partial freedom when they were held in a refugee camp following the takeover of the prison by Northern Alliance forces. They men say they ended up being traded to the Americans in return for a bounty.
“Multiple reviews and designations have been conducted since each unlawful enemy combatant was captured, to include during initial detention overseas to lengthy procedures at Guantanamo,”
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 From Taliban jail to Gitmo – hard-luck prisoners tell of unending ordeal  Paul Haven June 30, 2007
- ↑ Guantánamo inmate tortured by al-Qaeda and entombed by the US  Tim Reid The Times 2009-01-16 mirror
- ↑ Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Arkan Mohammad Ghafil Al Karim's Combatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 1-15
- ↑ The most hapless tourist in the world: It's no holiday when the Taliban deem you a spy and the US labels you a terrorist, The Age, March 13, 2004
- ↑ Detainee Cleared for Release Is in Limbo at Guantanamo, Washington Post, December 14, 2005
- ↑ Thumbnails of the 9 men at Guantanamo Bay who were once Taliban prisoners  June 30, 2007
- ↑ Guantanamo Bay: The testimony, BBC, March 4, 2006
- ↑ Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Abdul Hakim Bukhary'sCombatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 56-65