Falah was a political prisoner in Sayid's flashbacks. ("Solitary") He was held in one of the Iraqi Republican Guard prisons, and interrogated by Sayid through torture, to obtain information about his involvement with a Shi'a insurgent group against the old Iraqi regime.


  • "Falah" is probably not the name of the prisoner, since Falah means a "Villager" in Arabic. Most probably, Sayid uses this name in addressing him to refer to the prisoner's own humble origin, for further humiliation.
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