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by Patti Smith,Murat Kurnaz

  • ISBN: 0230614418
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Patti Smith,Murat Kurnaz
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (August 4, 2009)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1654 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1625 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 771

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After intensive campaigning by his friends, family and Amnesty International members all over the world, he was finally released.

A Turkish citizen born and raised in Germany, Murat Kurnaz was only 19 when he was arrested without explanation in Pakistan in October 2001. Handed over to the US, he spent the next 1,600 days enduring the brutal life of a prisoner at Guantanamo and. Handed over to the US, he spent the next 1,600 days enduring the brutal life of a prisoner at Guantanamo and various forms of torture, before being released without explanation or apology in August 2006

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But Murat Kurnaz's memoir of his five years in the Guantanamo prison camp did just that. I spent most of the night hours reading it, alternately grateful that we finally have an insider's view of Gitmo and horrified at Kurnaz's descriptions of what he and the other prisoners endured

But Murat Kurnaz's memoir of his five years in the Guantanamo prison camp did just that. I spent most of the night hours reading it, alternately grateful that we finally have an insider's view of Gitmo and horrified at Kurnaz's descriptions of what he and the other prisoners endured. The rest of the night I spent pacing, too agitated by what I'd read to sleep

Murat Kurnaz, Patti Smith. In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa.

Murat Kurnaz, Patti Smith. He was first taken to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was severely mistreated, and then two months later he was flown to Guantanamo as Prisoner 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.

Murat Kurnaz? memoir, FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE: An Innocent . He now lives in Germany His book, For God And Country, Faith and Patriotism Under Fire, tells the story about being wrongly accused of espionage and imprisoned by the .

Murat Kurnaz? memoir, FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo, with an introduction by Patti Smith, is a powerful reminder that every day human lives are at stake. During his imprisonment, Kurnaz suffered solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, physical abuse, and sexual humiliation. He now lives in Germany. His memoir is FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo. About Michael Ratner. Michael Ratner is the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. His book, For God And Country, Faith and Patriotism Under Fire, tells the story about being wrongly accused of espionage and imprisoned by the .

Book Excerpt: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo. Read this exclusive excerpt from Murat Kurnaz's book, Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo, about his years in the notorious prison. By Murat Kurnaz, 26, Author, Activist. After the incident with the Koran, we went ahead and elected a leader. All of the prisoners were allowed to nominate a candidate.

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 lives in Bremen, Germany. Country of Publication.

Catalogue Number: 9780230614413. Title: Five Years Of My Life. Missing Information?. In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa

Catalogue Number: 9780230614413.

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.

Comments

Bev Bev
I read this book about a poor German guy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, in this case on a bus somewhere in Central Asia.

He was hauled off the bus and sent to Cuba, after first being sequestered in Afghanistan. The Cuban climate was a warm welcome in contrast to the cold of Central Asia, but he rotted in hell for five years before finally being set free.

This book is one man's testimony to the brutality of incarceration, and the lengths to which Pakistan/Afghan border tribes will go in order to find a scapegoat, if only you give them enough money. His voice is one among the thousands.

A totally depressing tale of pointless victimization. It is the story of the legacy of America's so-called "War on Terror."

Read it at the risk of getting totally depressed, but knowing later a little more of the evil that exists.

P.S. Amazon has a great service, but they weren't very good to Julian Assange or Wikileaks. I hope they realize their errant judgement.
Taulkree Taulkree
I consider myself well-read but had no idea of the scale of abuse at Guantanamo until I read this excellent but harrowing account by former detainee Murat Kurnaz.
Kurnaz manages to maintain a sense of humor despite five years without a decent night's sleep, regular beatings, casual racism and indifferent interrogators. A copy should be sent to Cheney home, for he was the prime motivation behind this grotesque gulag.
Axebourne Axebourne
it's a 'must read'
BroWelm BroWelm
Night by Elie Wiesel. A Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenityn. These are the books that I was reminded of as I read Murat Kurnaz's account of the time he spent in Guantanamo Bay. The chief difference, or course, is that the despicable treatment of human beings that is detailed in this book was not perpetrated by the Nazi or Communist regimes of another generation - but by our own government - the United States of America. Murat Kurnaz should be applauded for not only surviving 5 years of unimaginable treatment, but for having the courage to tell his story. I don't know who in our govenment and military is responsible for what happenned, and no doubt continues to happen at Guantanamo Bay, but I hope that they are one day brought to justice and made to answer in a court of law for the crimes that have occurred there.
Drelalak Drelalak
This account of Murat Kurnaz's journey through the Bush's new World order is heart breaking and horrific. After reading this impressive and truthful memoir I am covinced that the majority of so called "Eney Combatants" are innocent people picked up by various allies like Pakistan and the Northern Alliance out of greed or tribal jealousy. The US and its army folks have turned into Nazis out of anger and zeal to catch the so called terrotists. They have become themselves worst than the perceived enemies. How a 90+ year old Afghan is danger to the US interest? It is must read for all human beings who care to save the human civilization. We need to try all these leaders who are responsible for the crimes against humanity in a Neuranberg type court and hang them-starting from the Generals who commanded the Gitmo and Abu Ghareb.
Munimand Munimand
The book I ordered came in quickly and when I received it it was brand spankin new, thanks! A+++
Yozshubei Yozshubei
This book is riveting and hard to put down. The shockingly brutal treatment of prisoners and the cold refusal to investigate their claims of innocence are nothing short of horrifying and represent an embarrassing chapter in our American history. This book deserves broad readership because it tells a gripping story of gross misconduct on the part of those entrusted with keeping us safe. May we read Mr. Kurnaz' book and weep for our own mistreatment of innocent men who were sold to naive Americans for financial gain. This book documents well the legacy of those who pushed us into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Shame on us for swallowing the party line.
Be skeptical of his claims, largely unsupported:

one press report from 2002 reports:
"A senior German investigator looking into Kurnaz’s case, who did not want to be identified by name, said it was in Abu Bakr that Kurnaz finally found the "true Islam" he was looking for. "The other mosque was too tame for him," the investigator said."

He was visiting a number of Arab sponsored mosques in Pakistan, it is suggested he was seeking Taliban contacts

The timing of his decision to travel to the region was a red flag

Der Spiegel reported more recently that he was interviewed by German investigators at Guantanimo.

That article also reports that on the Red Cross visited Guantanamo and reported no abuses.

Radical Islamist direct detainees to use fictitious charges in order to force governments to divulge information and compel their release.