Abdul Jabar

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Abdul Jabar is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in detention in the American Bagram Collection Point in 2002.[1] Jabar was a taxi driver who was held in a cell near fellow taxi driver Dilawar, who was detained by American forces following a rocket attack on Firebase Salerno. Jabar reported hearing Dilawar's cries and experiencing similar abuse.

"Two former prisoners, Abdul Jabar and Hakkim Shah, who recalled seeing Mr. Dilawar at Bagram, said the conditions to which they themselves were subjected at the time included standing naked, hooded and shackled, being kept immobile for long periods and being deprived of sleep for days on end." "Mr. Jabar and Mr. Shah said they had been made to stand hooded, their arms raised and chained to the ceiling, their feet shackled, unable to move for hours at a time, day and night." "Mr. Jabar said he endured this treatment for 13 days. The prisoners, he said, were freed from their standing position only to eat, pray and go to the bathroom." Jabar told The New York Times that he saw Dilawar experiencing difficulty when he was brought in, and counseled him not to struggle, which would only make things worse. Dilawar died on December 10, 2002, five days after he arrived in Bagram.


  1. Gall, Carlotta (March 4, 2003). "U.S. Military Investigating Death of Afghan in Custody". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2013.