Majid Khan

Majid Khan

Cricketer + House Physician + Authority

For the Pakistani cricketer, see Majid Khan. Majid Khan is the only legal resident of the United States who is held in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps. He was detained after returning to his native Pakistan to visit his wife and was captured by Pakistani authorities who then handed him over the CIA. Iyman Faris told authorities that Khan had referred to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as an "uncle" and spoken of a desire to kill then president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf.… Read More

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1980 Birth Born on February 28, 1980.


1998 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Khan gained asylum in the United States in 1998 and was a legal resident of Baltimore, Maryland, where he had attended high school and worked for his father. … Read More


2001 21 Years Old …  According to officials, these family members introduced Khan to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the man accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2001 attacks. … Read More
2002 22 Years Old In 2002, Khan returned to Pakistan, where he married 18-year-old Rabia Yaqoub. … Read More
2003 23 Years Old Khan returned to Pakistan on March 5, 2003. … Read More
Rabia Khan and the rest of his family heard nothing of his whereabouts for three years. In September 2006, President George W. Bush announced that Khan, along with 13 other so-called "high value detainees", had been transferred from secret CIA prisons to military custody at Guantánamo Bay detention camp to await prosecution under the new military tribunal system authorized by the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Khan was the first of the fourteen high-value detainees to challenge his detention in court. The Center for Constitutional Rights filed the habeas corpus challenge on October 5, 2006 — before President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law.
Khan is one of 16 Guantanamo captives whose amalgamated habeas corpus submissions were heard by U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton on January 31, 2007. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 13, 2008, the CIA released highly redacted documents from a Combatant Status Review Tribunal in which Khan describes abuse and torture he suffered in CIA custody.


2014 34 Years Old The Senate Intelligence Committee's C.I.A. Torture Report, released December 9, 2014, revealed that Khan was one of the detainees subjected to "rectal feeding", which his lawyers described as a form of rape, as part of his ″torture regime″ at the black site prison. … Read More
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