AN illiterate farmhand and wood-gatherer who did not even know his own age was among the 150 innocent people incarcerated in Guantnamo Bay, secret documents disclose, reported Telegraph on Tuesday. Mohammed Nasim, a religious man with a wife and three children, was arrested because his name sounded similar to that of a Taliban scout overheard on a radio intercept giving information about US troop movements. Mr Nasim was sent to Guantnamo along with scores of other innocent farmers, rug sellers, cooks, and taxi drivers rounded up as the US and Northern Alliance forces swept through Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Others were sold to the Americans by opportunistic warlords in return for thousands of dollars. Mr Nasim was travelling to his brothers village to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid when he was arrested. His WikiLeaks file states: US forces waved the detainee towards them. They asked the name of his village, and when he told them he was arrested. The soldiers had assumed that he was the suspected Taliban sentry, called Mullah Nasim, but his file acknowledges that: While the name mentioned in the radio transmission is similar to the detainees, it is not the same. Mr Nasim, who was aged around 60 when he was arrested, is among dozens of detainees whose files indicate that they were sent to the camp for no reason. Almost two years after his arrest, Guantnamo Bay commanders were unequivocal in clearing him of any involvement in al-Qaeda operations. His US case assessment stated: The detainee does not appear to be a member of the Taliban or al-Qaeda and its global terrorism network. He is not considered an enemy combatant. Mr Nasim is among approximately 150 detainees who have passed through the military facility on Cuba who appeared even to their American captors to have done nothing to deserve their incarceration at one of the most notorious prisons in the world. Even after the military concluded that these men should be freed, it took sometimes up to five years before they were allowed to return home to their families. The majority of the innocents were among the 201 detainees released before the US began to hold Combatant Status Review Tribunals in 2004, meaning that their stories have never before been heard. Secret files, obtained by WikiLeaks and seen by The Daily Telegraph, now reveal in the Americans own words the tales of the elderly and child soldiers, the innocent and the ill, whom there was no reason to send to Guantnamo. Around 20 children were detained in the camp, several of whom had already suffered horrific ordeals at the hands of Taliban commanders before being rounded up by US troops. Naqib Ullah was 14 when he was kidnapped at gunpoint, raped by a group of 11 men and put to work in the compound of the Taliban warlord Samoud Khan. He was captured after three days in a US forces raid in December 2002, and shipped to Guantnamo two months later. His file describes him as a kidnap victim and a forced conscript of a local warring tribe. He was deemed innocent and released in January 2004. Six of the innocent men in Guantnamo were aged over 65, including an 89-year-old man with prostate cancer, senile dementia, major depression and osteoarthritis. Mohammed Sadiq was rounded up in a raid on his settlement after a satellite phone and a list of Taliban-linked numbers were found belonging to his neighbour. Repeated interrogations and a lie-detector test at Guantnamo showed that he had no knowledge of his neighbours links to the Taliban and did not know how to operate the phone. He was released in September 2002. Many of the other boys and men deemed innocent by interrogators were forced into conscription by the Taliban and put to work as drivers, cooks and guards as well as low-level fighters. Their records show that they were threatened with death, prison or exorbitant fines if they refused to co-operate. Abdul Waheed fled his home village of Kober to avoid the Taliban draft but was forced to return after hearing that his elderly father had been arrested because he had skipped conscription. Mr Waheed, 29, was sent to Kandahar and put to work performing nightly guard duty at a Taliban facility storing gas cans, blankets and linen for front-line fighters. He was captured by the Northern Alliance and transferred to Guantnamo in June 2002 because of his knowledge of Taliban personalities. Mr Waheed was released in July 2003. The men and boys who resisted conscription by the Taliban were thrown into jails which were later captured by the Northern Alliance. Rather than being liberated, many of the conscientious objectors were transferred to US forces and shipped to Guantnamo. The US policy of offering a $5,000 a head bounty to anyone who could hand over a member of the Taliban or al-Qaeda also led to dozens of innocent men and boys being kidnapped and sold by Afghan forces, Northern Alliance soldiers and groups of anonymous armed men. Juma Khan, an Afghan civilian, ended up in Guantnamo after being tricked into accompanying a man who later turned him in as a member of the Taliban for money, according to his file. The documents also show how Northern Alliance forces captured civilians and demanded ransoms of as much as $10,000 for their release. Those who could not pay were turned over to the US in exchange for cash. Dozens more were arrested by Pakistani police, who also received bounties for handing over suspected terrorists, at checkpoints and border crossings because they failed to show correct documentation. The file on Ibrahim Umar Ali Al Umar, a Saudi Arabian detainee, shows he was sent to Guantnamo after being arrested when a car in which he was travelling hit a pedestrian in February 2002. The 17-year-old was sent to Cuba after 45 days of interrogation by Pakistani intelligence officers because he had studied at a religious school in Pakistan thought to have been attended previously by extremists. His file admits he had no knowledge of any extremist activity, and he returned to his family in Saudi Arabia in May 2003.