Deleted:Azzimuddin (detainee)

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Born 1972 (age 51–52)

Azzimuddin is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Bagram Theater Internment Facility, in Afghanistan.[1] He was released on May 15, 2010, after approximately three months of detention. Ten other Afghans were released at the same time as he was. The Miami Herald described their release as a symbolic gesture.

According to the Miami Herald, he told reporters he spent his first two weeks in Bagram's secret "black prison".[1] He told reporters he spent a further three months in the main Bagram prison, where he underwent daily interrogations. He told reporters his interrogators believed he had helped arm the Taliban, but that they eventually concluded he was innocent.

According to the Miami Herald Captain Jack Hanzlik, a military spokesman, disputed that the USA was operating any secret prisons.[1]

On January 15, 2010, the Department of Defense complied with a court order and published a list of Detainees held in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility.[2][3] There were 645 names on the list, which was dated September 22, 2009, and was heavily redacted. Azzimuddin's name isn't on that list.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dion Nissenbaum, Hashim Shukoor (2010-05-15). "U.S. releases Afghan prisoners in bid to mend relations". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2010-05-17. "On Saturday, as he sat awkwardly in a wooden chair waiting to be officially freed, Azzimuddin, a 38-year-old father of four, said he spent more than two weeks in the "black prison" where he was held in a small, isolated cell."  [dead link]
  2. = = 2010-01-17 "Bagram detainees". Department of Defense. 2009-09-22. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. = = 2010-01-17. 
  3. Andy Worthington (2010-01-26). = = 2010-01-27 "Bagram: The First Ever Prisoner List (The Annotated Version)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-27. = = 2010-01-27.