Sunday, April 27, 2014

Abdul Haq Wasiq

ISN: 004
Nationality: Afghan

The following is a summary of the allegations against Abdul Haq Wasiq found in publicly available US military documents. If US military documents about this prisoner are inaccurate or misleading then this summary will be as well. The introduction to this set of summaries explains some of the terms used below.   

Wasiq told US interrogators that he served as the Taliban Deputy Minister of Intelligence.

Abdul Zahir said that Wasiq placed a number of al Qaeda members in Taliban intelligence positions. Zahir also said that Wasiq invited Al Qaeda member Hamza Zubayr to Kabul to provide instruction to administrators in the Taliban Ministry of Intelligence, many of whom had no prior intelligence background. Wasiq denied knowing Hamza Zubayr. No corroborating evidence is presented in Wasiq’s DAB to support Zahir’s allegations.

Wasiq met with members of the US military and offered to help them locate the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Omar. According to Wasiq’s DAB, US forces captured him shortly after the meeting based on his “position within the Taliban and support to Anti-Coalition Militia members.”

Wasiq was sent to Guantanamo in January 2002.

In January 2010 Wasiq was recommended for continued detention by Obama’s Guantanamo task force. 

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