Abdul Jabar is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the American Bagram Collection Point, north of Kabul.[1][2] Abdul Jabar was a taxi driver who was held in a cell near fellow taxi driver Dilawar, who was handed over to American custody following a rocket attack on Firebase Salerno. Jabar reported hearing Dilawar's cries and experiencing similar abuse.

The New York Times reported, on March 3, 2003.[2][3]

  • "Two former prisoners, Abdul Jabar and Hakkim Shah, who recalled seeing Mr. Dilawar at Bagram, said the conditions to which they themselves were subjected at the time included standing naked, hooded and shackled, being kept immobile for long periods and being deprived of sleep for days on end."
  • "Mr. Jabar and Mr. Shah said they had been made to stand hooded, their arms raised and chained to the ceiling, their feet shackled, unable to move for hours at a time, day and night."
  • "Mr. Jabar said he endured this treatment for 13 days. The prisoners, he said, were freed from their standing position only to eat, pray and go to the bathroom."

Jabar told the New York Times that he saw Dilawar experiencing difficulty, and counseled him not to struggle, that it was routine for captives to be isolated, shackled, and deprived of sleep for their first two weeks in captivity, but, if he could survive that, he would then be transferred to communal cells where he would be allowed to sit down.

Jabar told the New York Times that approximately 100 captives were held in the communal cells.

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  1. THE REACH OF WAR: THE PRISONS; Afghan Abuse Charges Raise New Questions on Authority [1] Carlotta Gall, David Rohde, Eric Schmitt September 17, 2004
  2. 2.0 2.1 THREATS AND RESPONSES: PRISONERS; U.S. Military Investigating Death of Afghan in Custody [2] Carlotta Gall, David Rohde, Eric Schmitt March 3, 2003
  3. Afghan prisoners beaten to death at US military interrogation base: 'Blunt force injuries' cited in murder ruling [3] Duncan Campbell March 7, 2003