Hamesh Gul

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Hamesh Gul

On March 9, 2010, The News International reported that a former Pakistani Guantanamo captive named Hamesh Gul had just returned to his home in Pakistan.[1][2][3] They reported he was traveling to Afghanistan to look for work. They reported that he was captured near the border crossing in Torkham, when, unknown to him, a casual traveling companion was carrying concealed hand grenades. They reported he said he had been severely tortured in both the Bagram Theater Internment Facility and the Guantanamo Bay detention camps.

They reported he had spent four years in US custody.[1] They reported the US had transferred him to Afghan custody.

The name Hamesh Gul does not match any on any of the DoD's various official lists of captives' names.[4] According to The News International his son Dunya Gul spoke on his behalf.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Saeed Zaman Afridi (2010-03-08). "Jamrud resident freed from Gitmo after four years". The News International. Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenews.com.pk%2Fprint1.asp%3Fid%3D227754&date=2010-03-09. 
  2. "Jamrud resident freed from Gitmo after four years". USA Today. 2010-03-08. Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcontent.usatoday.com%2Ftopics%2Farticle%2FPlaces%2C%2BGeography%2FMilitary%2BFacilities%2FGuantanamo%2BBay%2F01163Rr3XNdXc%2F1&date=2010-03-09. 
  3. "Jamrud resident freed from Gitmo after four years". Kalpoint. 2010-03-10. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kalpoint.com%2Fnational-news%2Fjamrud-resident-freed-from-gitmo-after-four-years.html&date=2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  4. "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 2006-05-15.