Al Haj Ali
Abu Ghraib Detainee
Baghdad, Iraq
Al Haj Ali
"When I was in the interrogation room, and someone knocked on the door to enter, if they say CACI, they immediately opened the door for them."
- Al Haj Ali

Al Haj Ali ran a small business trading in dates in the suburbs of Iraq. He lived his life outside of the larger political sphere- focused on family, work and the playground he opened on the outskirts of Baghdad. After some disagreements with American troops over questionable use of his playground, he was arrested and taken to Abu Ghraib.