Deleted:Mahmud Sadik

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Mahmud Sadik
Born 1952 (age 71–72)
Other names Mohammed Saduq

Mahmud Sadik is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 512.

McClatchy News Service interview

On June 15, 2008 the McClatchy News Service published a series of articles based on interviews with 66 former Guantanamo captives.[2] Mohammed Saduq was one of the former captives who had an article profiling him.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Mohammed Saduq reported he was captured in his home in Chaman, not on a battlefield.[8]

His capture didn't surprise him because as the director of an orphanage, he was a civil servant appointed by the Taliban.[8] The McClatchy article reported that the Tahia Maskan orphanage he directed[8]:

"...was, by most accounts, a place where children were malnourished and often beaten, another horrific corner of the Taliban world, but not an important post."

According to the first governor of Helmand Province appointed by Hamid Karzai, Shir Mohammed, stated Mohammed Saduq[8]

"...was not a military guy, he was not a minister, but he was someone the Taliban consulted with because he was seen as someone who understood politics."

Mohammed Saduq reported being beaten by guards in the Kandahar detention facility and the Bagram Theater internment facility, but not by his interrogators.[8] He described conditions in these camps as primitive.

Mohammed Saduq acknowledged to his interrogators that he had met Mullah Mohammed Omar, and much of his interrogations focussed around these brief meetings.[8]

According to the McClatchy interviewer Mohammed Saduq hopes the Taliban retake Afghanistan.[8]

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan Mohammed Saduq commanded Abdul Salam Zaeef, who was later to rise be the Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan.[9] Saduq said that when he re-encountered Zaeef in Guantanamo his health seemed frail.

“...very weak, physically, when I saw him at Guantanamo.”
“It is very difficult to know the inside of a man, and it’s hard to say how it affected him — going from an ambassador to being in a cage — but he told me in Guantanamo that he was suffering badly.”


  1. OARDEC (May 15, 2006). "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2007-09-29. 
  2. Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Page 3". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-17.  mirror
  3. Tom Lasseter (June 18, 2008). "U.S. hasn't apologized to or compensated ex-detainees". Myrtle Beach Sun. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  mirror
  4. Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Pentagon declined to answer questions about detainees". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20.  mirror
  5. Tom Lasseter (June 16, 2008). "Documents undercut Pentagon's denial of routine abuse". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20.  mirror
  6. Tom Lasseter (June 19, 2008). "Deck stacked against detainees in legal proceedings". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20.  mirror
  7. Tom Lasseter (June 16, 2008). "U.S. abuse of detainees was routine at Afghanistan bases". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-20.  mirror
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Mohammed Saduq". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2008-06-17.  mirror
  9. Tom Lasseter (June 14, 2008). "Former Taliban ambassador, free from Guantanamo, is under close watch". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2008-06-17.  [dead link] mirror

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