Norullah Noori is one of five detainees released from Guantanamo Bay on June 1, 2014 in exchange for US Army Soldier Bowe Bergdahl who was being held by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network. He is currently Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. He was the Taliban's Governor of Balkh Province from 1996 to 2001. Human Rights Watch suspects he was responsible along with other Taliban governors for massacres of Shi'ite and Uzbek civilians from 1998 to 2001. The other four detainees released in exchange for Bergdahl are Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa, Mohammed Nabi Omar, and Abdul Haq Wasiq.