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Title:  Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo
Binding:  Hardcover: 256 pages
Author:  Murat Kurnaz (Author)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (April 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0230603742
ISBN-13: 9780230603745

Product Dimensions: 
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
Category(ies) :  Biography
Shipping weights:  15.2 ounces
Price: RMB250.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription

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, 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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About the Author

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.



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