What's in a name? Could be torture.

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Sami al-Hajj was not in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was just doing his job. But he got arrested anyway...

So why was he arrested and detained?

According to Almerindo Ojeda, a UC Davis professor of linguistics and director of the university's Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, it was because of Hajj's name.

Professor Ojeda believes President Barack Obama has found himself in the position of disobeying his own order to close down Guantánamo Bay. "People who have been deemed not to be enemy combatants by both the Bush and Obama administration are still in custody."

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