Deleted:Abdumuqit Vohidov

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Abdumuqit Vohidov is a citizen of Tajikistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 90. Vohidov transferred to Tajikistan on February 28, 2007.[2]

Imprisoned by the Taliban

Vohidov was one of nine former Taliban prisoners the Associated Press pointed out had gone from Taliban custody to American custody.[3] The Taliban had accused Vohidov of spying for Russia, and imprisoned him for nearly three years. In Kandahar Airfield, he complained to Cpt. Danner that he had been housed in a more humane prison by the Taliban, where he had been given a radio, fresh fruit and proper toilet facilities.[4]

Trial in Tajikistan

Vohidov and Rukniddin Sharipov were to stand trial in Tajikistan.[1] They were charged with

Abdumuqit Vohidov and Rukhiddin Sharopov received sentences of 17 years on August 18, 2007.[5] The two men were convicted of serving as mercenaries.

Carol Rosenberg, writing in the Miami Herald, on July 7, 2009, reported that Umar Abdulayev, the sole remaining Tajikistani, reported that a delegation of Tajikistani security officials threatened to retaliate against him Sharipov and Vohidov, unless they agreed to pretend to be militant jihadists, and report on real militant jihadists, following their repatriations.[6]

McClatchy interview

On June 15, 2008 the McClatchy News Service published articles based on interviews with 66 former Guantanamo captives. McClatchy reporters interviewed Airat Vakhitov by telephone.[7] Vohidov told his interviewers he was suffering ongoing mental problems, and that he was worried that if interviewers visited him in person he would be punished by Russian security officials.

Vohidov was an imam in Tatarstan, who was imprisoned following a general round-up when Russian officials were cracking down on Chechens.[7] He was temporarily freed, and fled Russia when he learned that security officials were looking for him. He said he was kidnapped by the forces of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and eventually transported to Afghanistan, against his will.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Guantanamo Inmates Go On Trial In Tajikistan". Radio Free Europe. August 7, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  2. "Sobit Valikhonovich Vakhidov - The Guantánamo Docket". The New York Times. 
  3. Paul Haven (June 30, 2007). "From Taliban jail to Gitmo – hard-luck prisoners tell of unending ordeal". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  4. Begg, Moazzam. "Enemy Combatant", 2006. pp. 120
  5. Bernard Hibbitts (August 18, 2007). "Tajikistan high court sentences ex-Guantanamo detainees". The Jurist. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  6. Carol Rosenberg (2009-07-07). "Fearful Guantánamo captive wants to stay behind". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2009-07-07.  [dead link]
  7. 7.0 7.1 Tom Lasseter (June 15, 2008). "Guantanamo Inmate Database: Airat Vakhitov". McClatchy News Service. Retrieved 2008-06-15.  mirror

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