By Dr. Marwan Asmar
Online Journal Contributing Writer
It was freedom at last! The release of Sami Al Haj after six-and-a-half years, languishing in prison on Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, is a surreal reality going to the heart of international political intrigue, media manipulation and human rights violations.
Despite what is regarded as a botched up theatrical play by the US government, Sami Al Haj, a Sudanese cameraman who worked for world-famous Al Jazeera, was viewed as an ?enemy combatant? who in the end was released without any charges, despite the fact he had to endure 130 sessions of interrogations in which he claimed the authorities offered to set him free if he would spy on his own employer Al Jazeera, and the journalists working there as he says 35 of these sessions were solely related to his work at the satellite station that has an audience of 40 million.