Abubakir Qasem (also known as Abu Bakr Qasim) was born in 1969 in Ghulja, Xinjiang autonomous region. He was captured in late 2001 and detained until May 2006. In March 2005 the Combatant Status Review Tribunal determined he was "no longer an enemy combatant." He was informed of this in May 2005. He now resides in Albania.