Half-paralyzed by a stroke sustained years before, the octogenarian Pashtun tribal leader was picked up in 2003 by coalition troops in Afghanistan for allegedly harboring weapons and having ties to militant groups. The arms cache was actually provided by the Afghan government itself and Nusrat, like countless others in the country, had a mujahidin past — and, like myriad Gitmo detainees, Nusrat was the victim of misinformation planted by local enemies. Nevertheless, the doddering paraplegic became one of the oldest detainees at Guantanamo and for a time thought he would die on the remote Cuban outpost. He was released four years later.
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