The Kafka-esque situation facing Bilal Hussein, an Associated Press photographer, is shocking and disgraceful.
The 2005 Pulitzer prize winner, was considered to have been around the scene of insurgent attacks as they happened, and obviously in possession of an Arabic name, and consequently has been imprisoned. Without access to lawyers. Or sight of the evidence against him. Or details of the charges he is facing.
For eighteen months.
The charges that he was in possession of insurgent propaganda, had details on how to make roadside bombs, and had a surveillance photo of a US base have each been dropped and replaced with new charges when details have ben provided. And then easily discredited.
According to the US military, they possess convincing and irrefutable evidence that Bilal Hussein is a threat to security and stability as a link to insurgent activity.
So convincing that they refuse to release it to his lawyers, or even let them see him.