Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Emad Hassan has been released

Emad Abdullah Hassan was one of the 5 Yemenis released last weekend from the Guantánamo Bay detention camp.  All five men were held extra-judiciously for 13 years.  They were transferred to the United Arab Emirates for resettlement in that country, after the US admitted they had no evidence that any one of them was guilty of anything.  They were always innocent.  (source)

That reduces the number of men still held by the Americans, without charge, without legal recourse, to 107, 53 of who have been cleared for release (there is zero evidence to charge them with any crime).   A total of 780 prisoners have been held there.  Of that number only eight have been convicted by military courts. Four of those convictions have been overturned by the US Supreme Court  Only three men have been convicted by a military court and are still held in Guantánamo Bay.  Three only, one of whom was Salim Hamdam, who was convicted of being Osama Bin Laden's frigging chauffeur.  (source)

Maybe they're still planning to convict Osama bin Laden's dog-walker on evidence obtained by torturing Osama bin Laden's pastry chef.

From: Charles Aulds <>
Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Subject: Emad Hassan is an innocent man:

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On Tuesday of this weeek, March 11, 2014, a US federal (civil) court heard a motion brought before it on behalf of a Yemeni citizen, Emad Abdullah Hassan, who has been on hunger strike in the  Guantánamo Bay detention camp intermittently since 2005 and continuously since 2007.
During that time, Emad Hassan has been force-fed more than 5,000 times, in conditions that his lawyers allege are abusive, illegal under international law, and amount to torture. The motion filed Tuesday calls for a preliminary injunction that would put an immediate halt to the the force-feeding pending a full review of the practice.

Hassan, now 34, was picked up by Pakistani security forces in February 2002, when he was a 22 year old man who had traveled from his native Yemen to Faisalabad Pakistan to attend university. He has been held without charge for almost 12 years at Guantánamo, despite the fact that he was cleared for release in 2009.  In other words, there is no evidence against him of any crime.  None.  No charges ever filed.

By the most American of all legal precepts, the presumption of innocence, Emad Hassan is an innocent man

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