Haji Naseem was one of the last detainees to enter Guantanamo. He arrived from Bagram on September 11, 2007. He left in a coffin, having been found hanging in the small recreation pen attached to his cell in Guantanamo’s Camp Echo. The circumstances of his detention, and of his death, have been kept secret for years.
Naseem’s imprisonment at Bagram and Guantanamo, the abuse he suffered at the hands of his U.S. captors, and the circumstances surrounding his imprisonment and, ultimately, his death, are discussed in an article at Medium.com: “The Death of Guantanamo Detainee 10028.”
Below are posted the Army’s AR 15-6 investigation, “Report on the Facts and Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Detainee Haji Naseem (aka Inayatullah) (ISN-10028) at Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) on 18 May 2011.” This report was originally FOIA’d by reporter Jason Leopold, and was released as a result of lawsuit by Leopold over the slow pace of processing documents requested by FOIA from U.S. Southern Command.
I requested the report on February 5, 2019, and it was sent to me a few days later. The report is now in the public domain.
The autopsy reports below were posted by ACLU from its own FOIA of the Department of Defense. Awal Gul’s autopsy was released in the same file as that of Haji Naseem (Inayatullah), and both are posted here. Mr. Gul (ISN 782) died of a presumed heart attack in Guantanamo on February 2, 2011.
The other documents posted were retrieved via PACER, and were filed by Naseem’s attorney in relation to his habeas lawsuit (Naseem v. Obama, et al.), filed July 17, 2009. They are also government documents in the public domain.
The PACER documents include the U.S. government’s “factual return” in response to the habeas filing, interrogation records, intelligence information reports (IIRs), and various other documents, including Naseem’s response to the government’s “factual return,” written by his attorneys and filed after Naseem’s death.
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U.S. Army AR 15-6 report on death of detainee Haji Naseem (aka Inayatullah) (ISN 10028) (PDF)
Autopsy Reports for Haji Naseem (aka Inayatullah, ISN 10028) and Awal Gul (ISN 782) (PDF)
Original Habeas Petition Filing for Haji Naseem (PDF)
U.S. “Factual Return” to Naseem’s Habeas Filing, Part One (PDF)
U.S. “Factual Return” to Naseem’s Habeas Filing, Part Two (PDF)
U.S. “Factual Return” to Naseem’s Habeas Filing, Part Three (PDF)
U.S. “Factual Return” to Naseem’s Habeas Filing, Part Four (PDF)
Haji Naseem (aka Inayatullah) Response to Governments “Factual Return” (PDF)
Court Order Redacting Government’s “Factual Return” (PDF)