Begg was seized by Pakistani officers in Islamabad in February 2002, turned over to the U.S., and after prolonged sessions of interrogation, he was released from detention on 25 January 2005. According to statements made by the U.S. military, Begg was an enemy combatant and al-Qaeda member, who recruited others for al-Qaeda, provided money and support to al-Qaeda training camps, received extensive military training in al-Qaeda-run terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, and who was prepared to fight U.S. or allied troops.
The Pentagon reacted to the Supreme Court ruling by holding a series of secret military hearings at Guantanamo into whether the prisoners are being properly held as "enemy combatants", and can therefore be held without trial - a process dismissed as a sham by human rights groups.
On Friday, the Pentagon announced that the first four men given hearings had been again classified as enemy combatants and would not be released. Of the 25 men so far given hearings, at least 11 have refused to take part. 2b1af7f3a8