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Musaad Aruchi was a Pakistani courier who worked in connection with al Qaeda, before his capture in April 2004. Some of his files, secured when he was captured, led to the capture of Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan, who was later released without charge.[1][2]

It was later determined that Aruchi was the nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,[3] and not a "senior member of the al Qaeda leadership" as previously reported.[2]

Human Rights Watch lists Aruchi as one of detainees in CIA custody.[4]

See also


  1. Hasan, Syed Shoaib (21 August 2007). "Pakistan's 'extraordinary prisoner'". BBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Burke, Jason; Paul Harris and Martin Bright (8 August 2004). "Suspect arrested in Pakistan may hold al-Qaeda's secrets". The Observer. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  3. "Pakistan arrests five Qaeda, militant suspects". China Daily. 4 August 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 
  4. "List of 'Ghost Prisoners' Possibly in CIA Custody". Human Rights Watch. 1 December 2005. Archived from the original on 8 Jul 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2009. 

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