After Seven Months, Man has Freedom but not Answers

October 20, 2007

Author: REBECCA CATALANELLO and ABBIE VANSICKLE

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/10/20/Hillsborough/After_seven_months__m.shtml

TAMPA -- Iyad Abuhajjaj walked out of jail last week with as many questions as he had when he went in 7-1/2 months earlier.

Over those weeks, he had been questioned by police detectives, FBI agents, newspaper reporters and attorneys. Every part of his life from birth to now was spilled and discussed in detail with strangers. And yet, he says, he never got the answer he craved: Why was he held by immigration authorities 3,000 miles from home?