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Sami Al-Haj

Al Jazeera Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre
Doha, Qatar

Sami Al-Hajj, born 1969, is originally from Sudan. He was arrested by the Pakistani Army while working for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan in 2001.

After six years and seven months as a prisoner of the United States at Guanatanamo Bay, he was released as a free man.

Today he heads Al Jazeera’s Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre and a board member of International Press Institute (IPI).