Jihan Wali

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Jihan Wali
Born 1967 (age 56–57)
Diir, Pakistan

Jihan Wali is a citizen of Pakistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 444.

Jihan Wali was transferred to Pakistan on May 9, 2003.[2]


On May 8, 2003 Wali was released at the same time as two other Pakistanis, Shah Muhammad and Sahibzada Usman Ali.[3][4][5] Wali is from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Only one other Pakistan detainee, elderly Mohammed Saghir, had been released prior to his release.[6][7]

Shah Mohammed, one of the other Pakistani men released at the same time he was, told the BBC that they were given psychoactive drugs, and that Jehan Wali had not spoken for eight months.

Medical records

File:ISN 444 -- Jehan Wali -- Guantanamo weights.jpg
Jehan Wali's weight was recorded 51 times during the nine months he spent in Guantanamo.

On March 16 2007 the Department of Defense published records of the captives' height and weights.[8] Most captives weights were recorded one a month, or once per quarter. Jihan Wali's weight was recorded over fifty times.[9] His height was reported as 66 inches -- making the healthy range for his weight between 115 and 154. According to his weight records his weight was below the healthy range for every weigh-in except the very first. His weight dipped as low as 89 pounds.


  1. OARDEC. "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 2006-05-15. 
  2. The Guantanamo Docket - Jihan Wali
  3. "US releases three Pakistanis jailed in Guantanamo". Daily Times. 2003-05-14. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-5-2003_pg7_8. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. Haroon Rashid (2003-05-23). "Pakistani relives Guantanamo ordeal". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3051501.stm. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. OARDEC (2008-10-09). "Consolidated chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased". Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/09-F-0031_doc1.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  6. "Afghans Describe Life Inside Gitmo". CBS News. 2002-10-29. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/12/02/attack/main531326.shtml. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  7. "The oldest of the old: First 'hardcore' suspects freed from Camp Delta. three Afghans, combined age 196". The Mirror. 2002-10-30. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12322925&method=full&siteid=50143. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  8. JTF-GTMO (2007-03-16). "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba". Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/measurements/. Retrieved 2008-12-22.  mirror
  9. JTF-GTMO (2007-03-16). "Measurements of Heights and Weights of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: ISNs 323-494". Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/measurements/ISN_323-ISN_494.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-22.  mirror

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