Samer Hilmi Abdul Litif Al BurqWritten by CP Editor Monday, 09 August 2010
Samer Hilmi was born on the 13 December 1974 in Kuwait and is of Palestinian origin. His parents and much of his family are in the occupied territory of Palestine.
Samer studied in Kuwait until eighteen years old and then immigrated to Jordan, eventually acquiring Jordanian citizenship. His National Identity Card No.: 974 104 9016.
Samer left Jordan for Pakistan to study in one of Pakistan’s oldest universities, University of Singh, and graduated in 2002.
He was arrested in Pakistan on the 10th June 2003 and immediately transferred to US detention in the notorious torture prison – Bagram.
Samer spent 6 months in Bagram before he was rendered to Jordanian custody and raped of his freedom for 5 years before finally being released in January 2008.
Samer attempted to piece his life back together again and managed to get a job in a hospital which he worked diligently and hard at, often finishing late into the night.
He sought to apply for his passport to fulfil his religious rites of pilgrimage and put his past behind him. However Jordanian intelligence took this as an affront to America and detained him illegally for three months and then rendered him inexplicably to Israeli authorities.
The Israelis have charged Samer with being ‘a member of Al-Qaeda’ and ‘planning terrorist activity.’ The standard US ‘conspiracy’ charges in the ‘War on Terror’ when none exist.
Samer’s lawyer had been denied visitation of his client but after Cageprisoners’ campaign has been allowed contact with his lawyer – every ten days. Samer has stated emphatically that he wishes to be returned to Jordan.
Samer has made contact with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
His wife has fled Jordan for Pakistan.
The Israeli government refuses to acknowledge Cageprisoners’ request for qualification of their detention of Samer Hilmi.
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