Ghairat Baheer

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Ghairat Baheer
Citizenship Afghanistan
Occupation Doctor

Ghairat Baheer is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held by American forces in extrajudicial detention for over four years.[1] After his release Baheer asserted he had spent six months in the salt pit, one of the Central Intelligence Agency's network of clandestine interrogation centers.[2][3][4] He spent the rest of his detention in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility in Afghanistan.

According to the Associated Press Baheer is a medical doctor, a son-in-law of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hezbi Islami Gulbuddin militant group, and that he was captured with Gul Rahman, the only captive the CIA has acknowledged died in captivity.[2] In 2010 Baheer was a member of the Hezbi Islami Gulbuddin peace delegation to peace talks.

He was released in May 2008.[4]


  1. Amber Hildebrandt (2011-09-27). [ "Detained Canadian a 'casualty of war on terror': Questions raised about delay in consular help Posted: Sep 27, 2011 5:18 AM ET"]. CBC News. Retrieved 2011-09-27.  nirror
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adam Goldman, Kathy Gannon (2010-03-28). "Death shed light on CIA ‘Salt Pit’ near Kabul: Handling of terror suspect led to inquiry by agency's inspector general". MSN. Retrieved 2011-09-27.  mirror
  3. Adam Goldman, Kathy Gannon (2010-04-06). "CIA prisoner said to have once rescued Karzai: Suspected insurgent froze to death while in U.S. custody in 2002". MSN. Retrieved 2011-09-27. "Rahman was captured about three weeks before his death in a raid in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad against Hezb-e-Islami, an Afghan insurgent group led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, which was believed to have ties to al-Qaida. Rahman was arrested along with Hekmatyar's son-in-law, Dr. Ghairat Baheer."  mirror
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s spokesman and son-in-law freed in Kabul: He was taken for meetings with President Karzai". RAWA. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2011-09-27.  mirror