In 2007, Hassan travelled to Lebanon to visit his wife's family. He was taken right after he walked out of the plane in Beirut airport. He was then transferred to the detention facility run by the Lebanese Ministry of Defence, as he found out later.


He was accused of financing international terrorism and was held for a week under inhumane and cruel conditions. He says Lebanese officers interrogating him told him that the Danish authorities had requested his detention.

Hassan recounts how he was asked about people of different backgrounds living in Denmark, all of whom were Muslim; none had connections to Lebanon.


He was eventually released after the intervention of a senior religious figure in Lebanon.