About Sami al-Haj

 

Sami Al-Haj, a Sudanese national was arrested on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan while working for the news organization. aljazeera journalists based in Doha who didn’t want to be named criticized the news organization for not doing enough to get Al-Haj released or support his family. ‘I find it appalling that one of my colleagues had been locked up like an animal without charge for over two years in Guant?namo, and yet nobody here talks about him, there is no public campaign to have him released, it’s like the bosses here have forgotten about him,’ said the producer.  
Shaista Aziz

 

Sami al-Haj, an al-Jazeera cameraman seized in Afghanistan, remains detained in Guantanamo Bay to this day, and al-Jazeera’s journalists in the west have been singled out. After attending the European social forum in Paris, I myself was detained for an hour by British special branch officers at Waterloo station. The questioning focused on my employer. The officers also wanted information about other al-Jazeera journalists in Paris and London, and asked if I would speak to someone in their office on a regular basis about my work contacts. I declined both requests.
Arthur Neslen

 

Alony is the second Aljazeera employee to be accused of terrorism links. Cameraman Sami Al-Haj, a Sudanese national who was sent to cover the US military operation in Afghanistan, has been held since the start of 2002 at Guantanamo Bay -- where 600 people are held on suspicion of links with Al-Qaeda. Aljazeera says Al-Haj had lost his passport in 2000 and that it may have been fraudulently used by other people.
Mustafa El-Menshawy

 

"Il est aujourd’hui dans l’intérêt des autorités américaines de sortir de leur silence sur cette question. Sans préjuger des motifs pour lesquels le journaliste a été arrêté, notre organisation considère que le silence prolongé de l’administration sur cette détention est particulièrement mal venu car il pourrait être assimilé à une volonté de persécution contre la chaîne arabe aljazeera, déjà la cible par le passé des pressions du département d’Etat",

Robert Ménard.

 

"Un tout autre combat est mené depuis quatre ans par les journalistes et les défenseurs arabes des droits humains pour la libération du cameraman d’Aljazeera, Sami al-Haj, arrêté au sud d’Afghanistan et détenu à Guantanamo. Seulement, ce combat ne trouve malheureusement pas sa raison d’être chez les journalistes américains: « guerre contre terrorisme oblige ». Comment peut-on comprendre le silence, voire la complicité des médias américains concernant ce dossier? "
 Haytham Manna

 

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