In memory of


Jamal Naseer, 18, son of Ghazi

died on March 17, 2003

in detention at a U.S Special Forces firebase near the town of Gardez, Paktia. The base was under the command of “Major Mike,” apparently also known as “Crazy Mike,” commander of ODA 2021 of the Alabama-based 20th Special Forces Group. A group of 8 Afghan Army 3rd Corps soldiers were arrested on March 1, 2003 at the Santo Kandaw pass on the Gardez-Khost road. The hooded prisoners were severely beaten with either cables of rubber truncheons, immersed in cold water, etc. Detainees there have reported they were beaten, kicked, immersed in icy water and deprived of sleep for days on end. On March 17th after severe beatings, Jamal Naseer, a thin, lightly bearded 18-year-old, expired outside the base cooking facility. U.S occupation forces tried to cover-up the death by torture, but the body when returned to Jamal’s family bore all the marks of torture. The story of Jamal Naseer is laid out in detail at: 

Tortured to death by U.S Special Forces of the 20th Special Forces Group in their Gardez firebase (details at: ).