Emad Hassan

behind the bars: guantanamo bay

What Happens When I Try to Give My Guantánamo Guards Presents

I once gave a guard a gift, if you can consider chocolate milk a gift. He refused it with a fierce look, as if I were trying to bribe him.
Emad Hassan
11.12.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

From the Gitmo Cookbook: Emad Hassan’s Zorbian at Brooklyn’s Yemen Cafe

For the last 12 years, Emad Hassan has been a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay. While his diet today consists solely of intranasally administered cans of TwoCal, he misses food from the outside world a great deal. Especially his mother's zorbian.
Matthew Zuras
11.12.14
guantanamo bay

From the Gitmo Cookbook: Emad Hassan’s Zorbian at Brooklyn’s Yemen Cafe

Emad Hassan has been a detainee of Guantanamo Bay for 12 years. Having been on hunger strike for over half his time there, Hassan misses his mother's zorbian, a Yemeni staple consisting of rice and meat.
Matthew Zuras
11.11.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Why Are Prisoners Who Have Been Cleared for Release Still in ​Guantánamo?

In order for a prisoner to be cleared every single US government agency with a stake in national security affairs has to sign off on his release.
Ramzi Kassem
11.10.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

An Obituary for My Friend, Adnan Abdul Latif

Adnan Abdul Latif was a Yemeni citizen who died in Guantánamo in 2012. Here, he is remembered by his friend, Emad Hassan.
Emad Hassan
11.10.14
guantanamo bay

Pleas for Mercy and Game of Thrones: A Gitmo Detainee's Letter to a Federal Judge

A longtime hunger striker wrote a letter to a judge asking her to stop the force-feeding at Gitmo. Shockingly, it actually made it to her.
Jason Leopold
7.30.14