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Nationality: unknown
Date of birth: unknown
Place of birth: unknown

Capture: unknown

SSCI prisoner number: 113

Entered CIA custody: 17 September 2004 – 25 November 2004
Period of CIA custody: 650-659 days
Left CIA custody: 29 June 2006 – 6 September 2006

Detained: unknown location(s)

Current status: unknown



Very little is known about Abdi Rashid Samatar. Analysis by The Rendition Project and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has established that he was transferred into CIA custody at some point between 17 September 2004 and 25 November 2004. According to calculations published by the SSCI, he was held by the CIA for over 21 months (650-659 days). The main body of the SSCI report provides no details about his detention or treatment although, prior to its investigation, the Senate Committee had been notified by the CIA that it had held Samatar. No other information about his detention currently exists in the public domain.

Samatar would have been transferred out of CIA custody at some point between 29 June 2006 and 6 September 2006. His fate and whereabouts after this point are unknown.



SSCI, Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, 9 December 2014


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