Amanullah is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Bagram detention facility, in Afghanistan.[1][2]


According to Amanullah he was captured during a late-night raid of his home in early 2004.[1][2]

  • Amanullah acknowledges fighting foreign invaders of his country, during the struggle against Afghanistan's Soviet occupiers.
  • Amanullah states he was captured due to a denunciation with false allegations.
  • Amanullah states he spent almost a year in solitary confinement.
  • Amanullah reports he was then transferred to a cell containing over a dozen other captives who were prohibited from looking at one another or speaking with one another.

Radio Free Europe quoted Amanullah:

"I want the responsible Afghan authorities to ask the United States why they detained me for so long, And they should tell me what my crime was. Otherwise, those [Afghans] who have turned me in should be held accountable. I haven't committed any crime. I have only waged jihad [against Soviet forces] for the freedom of Afghanistan. One of the enemies of jihad were the communists. There also may have been others making false allegations against me because of personal animosities."


  1. 1.0 1.1 Afghanistan: Kabul Seeks Release Of More Bagram Detainees [1] Ron Synovitz 2006-10-05 mirror
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inmates Detail U.S. Prison Near Kabul [2] Matthew Pennington 2006-10-01