Emad Abdalla Hassan
'Emad Abdalla Hassan'Emad Abdalla Hassan is a Yemeni citizen captured in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and transported to extrajudicial detention at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.<ref name=DoDList>list of prisoners (.pdf), US Department of Defense, May 15 2006</ref>
Combatant Status Review Tribunal
Initially the Bush administration asserted that they could withhold all the protections of the Geneva Conventions to captives from the war on terror. This policy was challenged before the Judicial branch. Critics argued that the USA could not evade its obligation to conduct a competent tribunals to determine whether captives are, or are not, entitled to the protections of prisoner of war status.
Subsequently the Defense Department instituted the Combatant Status Review Tribunals. The Tribunals, however, were not authorized to determine whether the captives were lawful combatants -- rather they were merely empowered to make a recommendation as to whether the captive had previously been correctly determined to match the Bush administration's definition of an enemy combatant
Hassan agreed to participate in his Combatant Status Review Tribunal.
Hassan requested five witnesses, who he said would testify that he was a University student, not a jihadist. The Tribunal President ruled that the witnesses were irrelevant, because they covered the period June 2000 to February 2001. When Hassan was informed of the President's decision he replied that he was only in Pakistan for seven months, because he was then captured.