Five Years of My Life

Five Years of My Life

An Innocent Man in Guantanamo

Book - 2008
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In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa. During a security check a few weeks after his arrival, he was arrested without explanation and for a bounty of $3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S. forces. He later he was flown to Guantanamo as Prisoner #61. For more than 1,600 days, he was kept in a cage and endured daily interrogations, solitary confinement, and sleep deprivation. Finally, in August 2006, Kurnaz was released, with acknowledgment of his innocence.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Edition: 1st Pagrave Macmillan pbk ed
ISBN: 9780230614413
Branch Call Number: KZ6496 .K8713 2009
341.65092 K966 2009
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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Dec 20, 2009

Stunning in it's detail and brutality, this is an unforgettable journey into the world of Guantanamo Bay. At it's black heart, Gitmo is not about justice, truth, or any other higher principle. It is about manipulation, control, deception, torture, murder, destruction, greed, ignorance, abuse of power, and that's just the Americans. Murat Kurnaz add his voice to the call for reason in this amazing journal.


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