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Said Abasin
Born 1982 (age 41–42)
Khan o Khel Afghanistan

Said Abasin is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[1] His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 671. American intelligence analysts estimate he was born in 1982, in Khan o Khel [sic], Afghanistan.


Said Abasin was one of eighteen Guantanamo captives repatriated to Afghanistan on March 22, 2003.[2][3][4] All eighteen men were released by Afghan authorities four days later.

Abasin was the owner of a jitney taxi, captured when he was driving two passengers from Kabul to Khost.[3] 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.[2] According to the New York Times, Abasin's father is Said Roshan, the director of management administration at the Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines.[5]

The New York Times said Abasin was captured near Gardez, the capital of the Province of Paktia.[5] The article quoted Taj Mohammed Wardak Taj Mohammad Wardak, who was then Governor of Paktia, that Abasin's arrest was a mistake.