(a/k/a "al-Assad", "al-Asaad" and "al-Asad") is a citizen of Yemen
who, according to Amnesty International
, was subjected to extraordinary rendition
by the CIA
, and held in the CIA's network of black sites
-- secret interrogation centers.Assad had been living and working in Tanzania
. Amnesty International reports he was captured on December 26, 2003, and held by CIA until May 2005.
Asad says that the only thing he was asked about during his interrogation was the Al-Haramain Foundation
, which the Bush administration has listed as a charity tied to terrorism. His interrogators believed he had worked for Al-Haramain.
In May 2005, Muhammad Assad, and two other Yemenis, Salah Ali
and Muhammad Bashmilah
, were transferred to Yemeni custody.
In November 2005 Anne FitzGerald
a policy researcher for Amnesty International, spoke about interviews she conducted with the three men.She said that she found the men's accounts credible, because their accounts of CIA custody were consistent, even though they had never been detained together, either in their US custody, or in Yemeni custody. According to Fitzergerald, the three describe being held in solitary......