Hamdullah Tarakhel, a member of the Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami, was recently released from Guantanamo Bay prison and claims that he was brutally tortured by the US forces in the facility.
Tarakhel, 54, spent 18 years of his life in prison. He was arrested by the US forces back in 2002 from the Qargha area of Kabul.
“I was under heavy supervision,” said Hamullah Tarakhil talking to TOLOnews. “My hands were locked in chains even when I was in the toilet.”
He suggested that the current war in Afghanistan should be resolved through negotiations and peaceful means, but not further war.
“There should be no more war among Afghans...The Afghan government should tell the US that it’s not able to fight for them anymore,” added Tarakhil.
He also stated that the presence of US forces in Afghanistan created obstacles in the way of the peace process.
“The nation disagrees with the presence of the aliens in the country. For me, the Taliban are not fighting against the government, their war is against the US and that’s why they are insisting to talk with the US." Added Tarakhel.
“I remember the night they arrested my father,” said Ahmadullah, Tarakhel’s youngest son, who was five when US forces arrested his father in front of his eyes eighteen years ago.
Tarakhel was arrested on charges of having contact with terrorist groups.
One of his sons was wounded in the operation that led to his arrest back in 2002.