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Majid Khan (detainee)

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Citizenship  Pakistan
Spouse  Rabia Khan (m. 2002)
ISN  10020
Parents  Ali Khan

Name  Majid Khan
Role  Detainee
Siblings  Mohammed Khan
Majid Khan (detainee) httpswwwdemocracynoworgimagesstory6727467
Born  Majid Shoukat Khan 28 February 1980 (age 35)Pakistan (1980-02-28)
Arrested  5 March 2003Karachi, Pakistan
Charge(s)  Five war crimes, including murder, attempted murder and spying
Status  Pleaded guilty under plea deal allegedly under the influence of torture.
Detained at  Pakistan, Guantanamo Bay detention camp
Similar People  Ammar al‑Baluchi, Aafia Siddiqui, Bowe Bergdahl, Jamal al Barzinji, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam

Education  Owings Mills High School

Majid Shoukat Khan (born 28 February 1980) is the only known legal resident of the United States who is held in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps. He was detained after returning to his native Pakistan to visit his wife and was captured by Pakistani authorities, who handed him over to the CIA.

Iyman Faris told authorities that Khan had referred to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as an "uncle" and spoken of a desire to kill then president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. After Khan was taken into custody, sent to a CIA black site in Afghanistan, where he was interrogated and transferred to Guantanamo Bay in September 2006, Faris said that his accusations had been "an absolute lie." He said that he had been coerced into making the statements.

Khan gained asylum in the United States in 1998 and was a legal resident of Baltimore, Maryland, where he had attended high school and worked for his father. Khan has made repeated offers to submit to a polygraph test to prove his innocence, but been denied.[4] The Director of National Intelligence has asserted that Khan's experience working in his father's gas station "...made Khan highly qualified to assist Mohammad with the research and planning to blow up gas stations."

Khan is represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and is one of few so-called "high value detainees" to have legal representation. While in Guantanamo, he has twice attempted suicide. He has complained in writing of having his beard forcibly shaved (in violation of his religious practice) and spending weeks without sunlight; he also has complained that detainees are expected to wash with "cheap branded, unscented soap", and that he is forced to read the "poor quality" Joint Task Force Guantanamo's weekly newsletter The Wire.

Khaled el-Masri, a citizen of Germany held for five months in the CIA black site in Afghanistan known as the "Salt Pit" in 2003 and 2004, a victim of mistaken identity, has reported that Majid Khan was one of his fellow captives there.

References

Majid Khan (detainee) Wikipedia


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