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Ahmad Zaheer D.

Facts Ahmad Zaheer D. is a former member of the Afghan military forces. In this capacity, he was reportedly responsible for interrogation of captured fighters on at least one occasion. While interrogating three detained fighters, Ahmad allegedly severely beat them by hand and by a plastic tube together with another military official. He apparently beat a prisoner, pu...

Omaid N.

Facts Omaid N., an Afghan born in 1997, has allegedly joined the Taliban early 2013 and supposedly helped them to transport weapons on at least one occasion. Over the same period, he allegedly killed an Afghan policeman together with other members of his Taliban unit. The latter had prior been captured and tied up to a tree by the unit commanders. Omaid N. alleged...

Alexander Blackman

Facts Alexander Blackman, a British man from Somerset, England, was the commander of the 42 Commando, a patrol of the R...
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Sufyian Barhoumi

Facts Sufyain Barhoumi was born in Alger, Algeria on 28 July 1973. He left Algeria as a migrant worker in 1995 to Europ...
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Tomasz Borysiewicz

facts Tomasz Borysiewicz was a sergeant and Platoon commander from the 18th Airborne-Assault battalion, which was part...
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Heshamuddin Hesam

31.05.2016 - (Last modified: 10.06.2016)
facts Heshamuddin Hesam was born in 1948. From 1983 until 1991, under the regime of Soviet-backed president Najibullah, Heshamuddin Hesam was the head of the Afghan military intelligence of the KhAD (Khedamat-e Etelea'at-e Dawlati, the regime's secret police set up in 1980 to suppress its internal opponents). He later became secretary of state attached to the securit...

Habibullah Jalalzoy

31.05.2016 - (Last modified: 10.06.2016)
facts Habibullah Jalalzoy was born in 1946. From 1979 until 1992, under the regime of Soviet-backed president Najibullah, he was the head of a unit charged with interrogations within the military intelligence of the KhAD (Khedamat-e Etelea'at-e Dawlati, the regime's secret police set up in 1980 to suppress its internal opponents). Human rights groups say Afghan in...

W. G.

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 10.10.2016)
W. G. was a senior officer of the Afghan army and belonged to both the Presidential Guard and the Kabul Garrison (KHAD – the security and intelligence agency). In his 15 years of service, he particularly fought the Mujahideen and was involved in the arrest of prisoners of war. Several NGOs accused KHAD of systematically using torture. On June 16, 2005, the Swiss A...

Sadeq Alamyar

09.05.2016 - (Last modified: 15.02.2018)
facts Sadeq Alamyar was born in 1951 in Afghanistan. He was Commander of the 444th Commando Force, an elite Afghan army, during Hafizullah Amin’s regime. In April 1978, the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan was brought to power by a coup known as the Saur Revolution. This was followed by a civil war between the communist government and Islamist rebels k...

Amanullah Osman

09.05.2016 - (Last modified: 07.06.2016)
facts Amanullah Osman was born in 1945 in Afghanistan. During the time the crimes he is alleged to have committed took place he was head of the interrogation division of the former Afghan political police force. Osman is said to have participated in commissioning war crimes during the Saur Revolution in Afghanistan, a coup which brought the Popular Democratic...

Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al Bahlul

08.05.2016 - (Last modified: 24.08.2016)
facts Ali Hamza Ahmad Sulayman al Bahlul was born in Yemen in 1971. As alleged by the Pentagon, al Bahlul travelled from Yemen to Afghanistan in 1999 to join and to support Osama bin Laden in his cause. He was said to have supported Bin Laden in the knowledge of the latter’s 1996 “Declaration of Jihad against the Americans” and the 1998 fatwa endorsed by bin L...

Abdul Zahir

01.05.2016 - (Last modified: 24.08.2016)
facts Abdul Zahir, is thought by American Intelligence to have been born in 1972. He was said to have served as a translator for the Taliban in Kabul and had later been chosen to work as a money courier for Abdul Hadi al Iraqi, a commander and accountant for al Qaeda. He allegedly purchased a photocopy machine to mass produce anti-American leaflets. These leaflets...
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