Said Abasin is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 671. American intelligence analysts estimate he was born in 1982, in Khan o Khel [sic], Afghanistan.
Abasin was the owner of a jitney taxi, captured when he was driving two passengers from Kabul to Khost. According to Xinhua Abasin was issued a "certificate of innocence" by the Afghanistan Ministry of the Interior. Xinhua quoted Abasin:
- "It was a nightmare for me, I lost everything, my car, my work and my status in the society."
- "I have no relations with the Taliban, I even hate them, I don't know for what reason I was kept in prison for so long time,"
According to the Washington Post Abasin's father was "an airline official", who lobbied for his son's release. According to the New York Times, Abasin's father is Said Roshan, the director of management administration at the Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines.
The New York Times said Abasin was captured near Gardez, the capital of the Province of Paktia. The article quoted Taj Mohammed Wardak Taj Mohammad Wardak, who was then Governor of Paktia, that Abasin's arrest was a mistake.
- ↑ "List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006". United States Department of Defense. http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf. Retrieved 2006-05-15.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Returning Afghans Talk of Guantanamo: Out of Legal Limbo, Some Tell of Mistreatment  Marc Kaufman, April Witt 2003-03-26 mirror
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Innocent Afghan wants US compensation for Guantanamo detention  March 26, 2003 mirror
- ↑ Consolidated chronological listing of GTMO detainees released, transferred or deceased  OARDEC 2008-10-09
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 U.S. Returns 18 Guantánamo Detainees to Afghanistan  Carlotta Gall March 24, 2003[dead link]