US Prison for Afghanistan


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Published on Mar 22, 2022

US Prison for Afghanistan explores the personal story of Haji Ghalib, an Afghan anti-Taliban resistance activist, who got through the horrors of two American prisons, lost virtually everything he had, but managed to preserve his patriotism.

Haji Ghalib’s life has been a relentless struggle. He battled with the Soviets in the 1980s and the Taliban in the 1990s, fought for his life and dignity in Guantanamo in the 2000s, and took up the combat against the Taliban and ISIL after returning home.

When the US unleashed the war on terror in 2001, Haji Ghalib worked as a chief of police. Having no clear understanding of the situation in Afghanistan, the US military indiscriminately repressed the guilty and the innocent. Haji Ghalib was one of the victims of this unscrupulous approach. In 2003, he was imprisoned under false terrorism allegations and thrown into Bagram prison. After being transferred to Guantanamo prison, notorious for torture and ill-treatment of inmates, Haji Ghalib underwent brutal torment. He was severely beaten, bitten by specially trained dogs, banned from sleeping, and subjected to systematic humiliation.

Haji Ghalib spent four years on Cuba before being acquitted and returning home. Upon setting foot in Afghanistan, he took up the fight against the Taliban and ISIS.

He never got any compensation from the US military for the moral and physical damage they inflicted on him. The Taliban killed his two wives and all his daughters. His life and the lives of his family members still alive are under constant threat. Nonetheless, Haji Ghalib is not planning to give up. Will his struggle succeed?