UAE spy suspect committed suicide in Turkish prison

April 29, 2019 | Brainwave Science


UAE spy suspect committed suicide in Turkish prison SITUATION

A suspected UAE spy held by Turkey has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison. The suspect, named as Zaki Y. M. Hasan was found hanging from the bathroom door in his one-person cell in Silivri prison by guards who arrived to give him food on Sunday morning. Although, Zaki was registered in roll-call that morning.

An investigation has been launched and the Istanbul forensics institute has carried out an autopsy, the statement added. The dead man was one of two suspects charged with international, political and military espionage. The pair were arrested on April 19 and had allegedly confessed to spying on Arab nationals, a senior Turkish official said at the time. Investigators are examining whether the arrival in Turkey of one of the detainees was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi six months ago. The United Arab Emirates is a close ally of Saudi Arabia. Relations with Turkey have been strained lately.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE also view Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted ruling AK Party as a supporter of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, which they oppose. Turkey has not identified the nationality of either detainee but Turkish state broadcaster TRT’s Arabic service said both were Palestinians and carried Palestinian passports. Hasan was a 55-year-old retired major general and a senior intelligence official, TRT said on its website.

In an interview with Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV, a man who identified himself as Hasan’s son said his father had gone to Turkey to search for a job and the family had lost contact with him on April 7. “We were surprised that he was suddenly arrested after the false accusations against him,” the son Youssef said. He said he wanted Hasan’s body sent home and urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and world powers to investigate his father’s death.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 by a team of Saudi operatives, provoking an international outcry. According to the senior Turkish official, one of the two men arrived in Turkey in October, days after Khashoggi was killed, while the other arrived later to help his colleague.


From this case clues about the infamous assassination of Khashoggi can be uncovered. Zaki is dead but his partner, knows most of the information which Zaki knew, because of working together. If one can ‘read’  into the second detainee’s mind, then it is not difficult to gather crucial intelligence which can help determine quite a few things like – The reason Zaki committed suicide. Whether the cause behind the suicide was within the prison or foreign. Links, if any, with the assassination of Jamal. Identity of people who were being spied upon and being spied for. All the above can be found out by having a simple way to detect what the detainee knows or not.

The simple way, unfortunately, is not in the toolkit of many agencies; hence they are losing a lot of crucial time and resources through conventional interrogation. There are several approaches to interrogate suspects. Some of them are ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’, ‘Silent Treatment’, etc.  Besides, there is this the use of Enhanced Interrogation techniques like sleep deprivation, stress positions, physical striking and degradation of the prisoner, exposure to extremes of temperature, removal of sensory stimuli, any and all disorienting techniques, identifying the specific fears of the prisoner, what they value or fear most and use of these to manipulate them, break down their defenses and make them talk. Whereas others, work based on ‘Kinesis’. When a person attempts to deceive, the body manifests in some of the following ways: erratic eye movement, defensive body posture, pulse increase, sweating, twitching, etc.

All these approaches are tedious and result in information which cannot be trusted. Such methods motivate the suspects to settle the score for the trauma they have been put through. Can there be a humane and systematic method to interrogate suspects and yet extract useful and reliable intelligence?


Here, the systematic method being referred to is a forensic advancement which can radically transform the way suspects are convicted or freed. It can help investigators  ‘read’ the hidden clues in a suspect’s mind that may link her or him to a crime. This revolutionary technology is called iCognative and it has been developed by Brainwave Science. It helps investigators to identify or exonerate suspects with unbelievable accuracy and reliability. The technology accomplishes by measuring the brain-wave responses to crime-related images, words or phrases displayed on a computer screen. These details are called stimuli. This technology is found to be more than 99% accurate. What’s more, iCognative is not at all invasive and involves no torture, unlike conventional interrogation which involves human suffering. iCognative is the crucial missing link between forensic and biometric technologies.

In this case, the stimuli to be used for the detainee’s iCognative test is details and records of their transmitting confidential information to the UAE. These details can be dates of visits to UAE/Saudi Arabia/Turkey and other relevant countries, names of places and officials and handlers he might have met. Details related to the spied upon information, like the names of the officials, names and pictures of sensitive documents, projects and location, etc. information related to the Jamal case can also be used as stimuli.

We are aware of DNA and Conventional fingerprinting, but these are applicable to not more than 2% of the cases. On the other hand, iCognative is applicable to more than 85% of all civil and criminal cases. Moreover, iCognative can be used by different departments such as counter-terrorism, law-enforcement, human and drug-trafficking, national security, border security, and immigration.

A 45-minute iCognative test can be run on the second detainee to help investigators know if the specific information regarding the spying activities is present or absent in the brain of the subject. Such a test can uncover links with the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.

One of the many advantages of using the iCognative software by Brainwave Science is that it is highly portable and can be easily learned by the operators. Its results are not subjective and thus are highly reliable. Brainwave Science promises extensive support and guidance to the users of this revolutionary iCognative system and shall always stand with them in their pursuit of justice and truth.

The software is customizable and in terms of functions and language, making it highly attractive to intelligence agencies across the world.

This virtually infallible technology offered only by Brainwave Science can shed light on hidden clues. iCognative is the answer to solving cases of such importance such as the killing of dissidents like Jamal Khashoggi.

Main source: Reuters

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