Five Years of My Life An Innocent Man in Guantanamo

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 8/4/2009
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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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 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, withacknowledgment 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.

Author Biography

Murat Kurnaz is a Turkish citizen and legal resident of Germany, where he was born in 1982. He was in the process of becoming a German citizen when he was arrested in Pakistan and held prisoner for five years. He now lives in Germany. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Translator's Notep. 13
Chronology of Eventsp. 15
Mapp. 20-21
Frankfurt Airportp. 23
Peshawar, Pakistanp. 25
Kandahar, Afghanistanp. 47
Kusca, Turkeyp. 83
Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Rayp. 91
Photographsp. 119
Bremen, Hemelingenp. 127
Guantanamo Bay, Camp X-Rayp. 141
p. 155
Guantanamo Bay, Camp Echop. 199
Guantanamo Bay, Camp 4p. 209
Ramstein Air Base, Germanyp. 221
Bremen, Hemelingenp. 229
Epiloguep. 239
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