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Profile: Mullah Habibullah


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Mullah Habibullah actively participated in the following events:


April 2002-April 2003      Torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

       Sayed Abassin, a 28-year-old Afghan taxi driver, is detained and sent to Bagram Air Base after his vehicle is stopped by authorities and one of his passengers is identified as a wanted suspect. At Bagram Air Base, he is “held in handcuffs and shackles, kept in 24-hour lighting, deprived of sleep, not given enough food, not allowed to talk or look at other detainees, and forced to stand or kneel for hours.” He is then sent to Guantanamo where he stays until April 2003. He is never given “access to a lawyer, court of law or other legal process.” [Amnesty International, 8/19/2003]
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December 3, 2002      Torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

       Mullah Habibullah, a 30-year-old Afghan from the Oruzgan province, dies while being held at Bagram Air Base. Officially, he dies of pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lung. [New York Times, 3/4/03; Guardian, 3/7/03; Washington Post, 3/5/03; BBC, 3/6/03] His death certificate specifies homicide as the cause of death and rules that he died, in part, from blunt force injuries. [Washington Post, 3/5/03]
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