Majid Khan Released from Guantanamo

Debra Sweet | Feburary, 9 2023

One of the few Guantanamo prisoners criminally charged, who plead guilty years ago and finished his sentence more than a year ago, Majid Khan was finally released and sent to the former British colony of Belize (British Honduras) this month. There are now 34 prisoners remaining in the U.S. torture camp. See, for example, What the C.I.A.’s Torture Program Looked Like to the Tortured.

Andy Worthington writes, "Now 42 years old, Khan spent almost half his life in U.S. custody, and was, for most of that time, one of the most profoundly isolated prisoners in the whole of the 'war on terror.' He is the first of 16 'high-value detainees' held at Guantánamo to be released, the sixth prisoner released under President Biden, and the first of these six to be resettled in a third country."

Read the statement by Majid Khan (February 2023) made on his release.

Seized in Karachi in March 2003, Majid Khan disappeared into the CIA’s global network of “black sites” for three and a half years — when his family had no idea of his whereabouts — until President Bush announced in September 2006 that he was one of 14 ”high-value detainees” transferred from the CIA’s secret torture prisons to Guantánamo.

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