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Abdul Matin is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.

One reason Matin is notable is that one of the reasons he was detained was that he was captured wearing a Casio F91W digital watch.[1]


The release of the other two men the USA called ShahzadaEdit

Abdul Matin testified that he learned that Guantanamo contained another captive who the Americans called Shahzada, who had already been released. In fact the USA called two other Guantanamo captives Shahzada, and they had released both of them.[2][3][4][5] According to Commander Jeffrey Gordon, a DoD spokesman, the first Guantanamo captive the USA called Shahzada, whose real name was Mohammed Yusif Yaqub, was really an unrepentant Taliban commander, who returned to the battlefield in 2003, and was killed in combat on 7 May 2004. Gordan claimed Mohammed Yusif Yaqub really had been a Taliban commander all along, who had fooled American intelligence analysts into releasing him.

Combatant Status ReviewEdit

The Center for Constitutional Rights reports that all of the Afghans repatriated to Afghanistan from April 2007 were sent to Afghan custody in the American built and supervised wing of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison near Kabul.[6]


  1. Casios cited as evidence at Guantanamo, Detroit Free Press, 10 March 2006
  2. Summarized transcripts (.pdf), from Hajji Shahzada'sCombatant Status Review Tribunal - pages 88-96
  3. Guantanamo Bay Detainees Classifed as "No Longer Enemy Combatants", Washington Post
  4. U.S. divulges new details on released Gitmo inmates [1] 14 May 2007[dead link]
  5. FACTBOX: Pentagon releases data on former Gitmo detainees [2] 14 May 2007
  6. International Travel [3] mirror

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