Sami al-Hajj

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Onetime Gitmo Detainee Now a Top al-Jazeera Reporter

Al-Hajj finds niche in human rights beat

(Newser) - Sami al-Hajj was a cameraman when US forces captured him in 2001, but now, a year after his release from Guantanamo Bay, he’s mostly seen in front of a camera, as al-Jazeera’s special reporter on human rights. “I wanted to talk for seven years, to make up...

Gitmo Detainee Calls al-Jazeera, Alleges Abuse

Prisoner, captured at 14, says he was beaten, tear-gassed

(Newser) - Prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay hasn’t gotten any better since Barack Obama took office, one detainee told al-Jazeera yesterday after using newly granted phone privileges to call the Middle Eastern news network. Mohammed al Gharani says he’s been abused “almost every day” since Obama’s term began,...

Newsman Freed From Gitmo After 6 Years

Al-Jazeera cameraman held for 6 years

(Newser) - A cameraman was released yesterday from the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay after being held without charges for 6 years. Al-Jazeera's Sami al-Hajj, who has been on a hunger strike, was immediately taken to a hospital in Khartoum. "I've been dreaming of this moment," said the Sudanese...

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