- For the Pakistani cricketer, see 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
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
.Rich, Eric. Washington Post
, , May 16, 2007 After Khan was taken into custody, sent to a CIA black site
and transferred to Guantanamo Bay
, Faris said that his accusations had been "an absolute lie" and that he had been coerced into making the statements.
A former resident of Baltimore, Maryland
, Khan has made repeated offers to submit to a polygraph
test to prove his innocence, but been denied. The Director of National Intelligence
has asserted that Khan's experience working in his father's gas station
"...made Khan highly qualified to assist Mohammad with the research and planning to blow up gas stations."
He is represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights
and is the only so-called "high value" detainee to have legal representation. While in... Read More