Five Years of My Life An Innocent Man in Guantanamo

ISBN-10: 0230614418
ISBN-13: 9780230614413
Edition: 2009
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Description: 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 of3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S.  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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 of3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S. forces. He was first taken to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was severely mistreated, and then two months later he was flown to Guantanamo as Prisoner #61. For more than 1,600 days, he was tortured and lived through hell. 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. Told with lucidity, accuracy, and wisdom, Kurnaz's story is both sobering and poignant--an important testimony about our turbulent times when innocent people get caught in the crossfire of the war on terrorism.

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Foreword
Translator's Note
Chronology of Events
Map
Frankfurt Airport
Peshawar, Pakistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Kusca, Turkey
Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Ray
Photographs
Bremen, Hemelingen
Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Ray
Guantanamo Bay, Camp Echo
Guantanamo Bay, Camp 4
Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Bremen, Hemelingen
Epilogue

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