In 2010, Abu Abdullah went on a visit to Lebanon with his family. When he tried to go back to Copenhagen, the Lebanese authorities prevented him from travelling. Instead they sent him to a detention facility at the Ministry of Defence. There, he says, he was subjected to violent interrogation and torture for three weeks.

Because there were no charges against him, a Lebanese judge released him. However, the Lebanese security services did not let him leave the country, he says. After a year of challenging his travel ban with the help of a lawyer, Abu Abdullah managed to leave Lebanon and return to Denmark.


Abu Abdullah recounts his ordeal and how he was interrogated by a PET officer in Lebanon.