An al-Jazeera cameraman was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2001 and transferred to Guantanamo Bay, where he has resided for years without charge. His brother in Sudan said the following to Democracy Now!:
I don’t simply want to appeal to people’s feelings. I want them to use their minds. Why is there an information and media cover-up on Guantanamo? Why has the world and its international institutions failed to press the United States to abide by international law? Show your proof. Try us or set us free. Open all prisons connected to the so-called “war on terror” for international investigation, or shut them down now. Keep media away from politics. Why Sami Al-Haj are being punished? Free Sami Al-Haj now!