The Philadelphia Inquirer printed an opinion by David L. McColgin, who described working as a lawyer for a Guanntanamo captive named Muhammed Qasim. The US Department of Defense released what it described as a full list of all the captives who had been held, in military custody, in Guantanamo. It only lists two individuals named Qasim: A Yemeni named Khaled Qasim, and a Uyghur named Abu Bakr Qasim. Muhammed Qasim is not listed. McColgin wrote that Qasim attended his Combatant Status Review Tribunal in 2004.
Another lawyer that worked on Qasim's case, Mark Wilson, described in the book The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law details of Quasim's release in 2007 to an Afghan prison and his final release to his hometown in 2008.
McColgin wrote that Qasim was captured on February 7, 2003. He was captured by a mixed force of Americans and Afghans. He believes that a neighbor falsely alleged he was a member of the Taliban so he could be paid a bounty.
Combatant Status Review Tribunal
Qasim participated in his Combatant Status Review Tribunal.
- David L. McColgin (January 25, 2007). "Guantanamo, five years later". The Philadelphia Inquirer. http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20070125_Guantanamo__five_years_later_.html. Retrieved January 26, 2007.
- list of prisoners (.pdf), US Department of Defense, May 15, 2006
- Mark Denbeaux, ed (2009). The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law. New York: NYU Press. pp. 99-100, 300-301. ISBN 9780814737361. http://books.google.com/books?id=kWzPGjsArtYC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.