Emad Abdalla Hassan

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Person.png Emad Abdalla Hassan   WikileaksRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born26 June 1979
Victim of • torture
• detention without charge
A person who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, sold to US for $5000 and has been subject to illegal imprisonment and torture in Guantanamo Bay for years. Cleared for release in 2010, he was transferred to Oman on June 13, 2015.

Emad Abdalla Hassan was a prisoner in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp for many years, despite being cleared for transfer in 2010.[1] He was transferred to Oman on June 13, 2015.[2]


Emad Abdalla Hassan is a Yemeni citizen. He travelled from Yemen to Pakistan to study as he was not able to access specialised higher education in Yemen. Emad is an intellectual with a passion for poetry, ranging from the great Sufi poets like Rumi, to English poets such as Wilfred Owen.[3]


He was captured in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and sold for $5000 to US forces.[3] During the interrogation that followed, he was asked if he knew Al Qaeda and he responded: “Yes, I know Al Qa'idah well." He was talking about a small village near where he grew up in Yemen. But this didn’t matter.

Indefinite Detention

No charges were brought against him, but he was transported to the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, where he has been repeatedly tortured over a period of years.[4][5][6]

Hunger strike and Force-Feeding

Hasan participated in the hunger strikes of 2005.[7] He was force fed thousands of times, often deliberately in a way to cause him pain.[4]

Mentioned in the "No-hearing hearings" study

According to the study entitled, No-hearing hearings, Emad Abdalla Hassan was an example of a detainee who was arbitrarily denied the opportunity to present exculpatory documents to his Tribunal.[8] The study questioned whether he would have been determined not to have been an enemy combatant if the Tribunal had been able to find his passport in the evidence locker.

Cover up

Emad Abdalla Hassan's Wikipedia page was deleted.[9]


A Document by Emad Abdalla Hassan

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Two letters from Guantanamoletter14 February 2014Torture
Guantanamo Bay detention camp
Two letters from Shaker Aamer and Emad Hassan sent on the ocassion of the 12th anniversary of the establishment of America's extra-judicial hell-hole at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..


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