5 years of torture

31 03 2008
Five years I just saw a piece on 60 minutes about an innocent man held for 5 years at Guantanamo Bay. It is simply unbelievable that this type of injustice exists in this day and age in a so called modern civilization.

Book 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 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.



One response

31 03 2008

There are probably many more like him still at Guantanamo.

Maybe Pakistanis will be as gullible as McCain fans and want to make him their leader based on the 5 years he spent as a prisoner.

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