Murat Kurnaz: Fünf Jahre meines Lebens Ein Bericht aus Guantánamo

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P against the establishment collectively was when a ellow inmate s Koran was taken and thrown on the ground This defilement of the sacred incensed the prisoners and sent them on hunger strike According to current media reports not much has changed The latest hunger strike is now in it s sixth month The epilogue written by Murat s lawyer Baher Azmy provides us with the best writing The only chink of light was the supreme court decision in 2004 that entitled the detainees to challenge the legality of their detentions Murat had already been in Guantanamo Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects for eighteen months by the time of his alleged suicide bombing This is a compelling account that invoked my sense of anger at the incredulity of it all This is very readable straightorward reportage that could easily be read in a day What let it down or me was some of the editorial errors that I ound in the text Palgrave and Macmillan really dropped the ball I The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine found at least three howlers Bush claims that Guantanamo housed the most dangerous best trained vicious killers on theace of the earth yet several prisoners have been released A Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine film about the three British lads called the Tipton three has been made and Five years is dueor release this year although the trailer looks poor John Grisham recently highlighted the plight of Nabil Hadjarab an Algerian who has been in Guantanamo Six for eleven years his release has been recommended but nothing has been done Eighty detainees have been clearedor release yet still remain I agree with Grisham the US government should release the innocent and give compensation to those who were Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag found to be innocent yet remained in custody It begs belief how nations can stand by while their citizens are whisked away to aoreign prison camp and then left out in the cold by their countries Obama has reneged on his promise to close Bush s theatre of the absurd Hopefully international pressure will prevailPunk legend Patty Smith penned a song about Murat s detention called Without Chains wwwyoutubecomwatchv7shKyR22y0. 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 terroris.

Er small kindnesses that are a testament to the goodness and humanity that can be present anywhere This was as might be expected a difficult book to read I Lady Janes Nemesis feel however that it is importantor those of us who can do things like vote in US presidential elections to understand the A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family full measure of atrocities committed againstellow human beings in the name of our national security and Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada freedom I was astonished at the level of cruelty this man endured especiallyor him to come out the other side with honor dignity and a sense of self intact Part of me hopes those who are still enduring such despicable treatment in Cuba are as religious as Mr Kurnaz Faith in God can be clung to in a place like that but Computers faith in man will not lastorever under such abuse Mine was shaken by merely the account of it easy to read tough to hear I Before You first learned of this account whilst watching an interview with John Le Carre who based his book A most wanted man on Murat s case Le Carre is the master of cold war spy literature Indeed what happened to Murat is a result of corrupt US hegemony in the cold war aftermathMurat a twenty year old Turkish citizen and a legal resident in Germany decided to travel to Pakistan to study the Koran He was traveling on a bus when he was taken by the police thrown in jail and sold to the Americans It transpired that the US military and intelligence agents relied on corrupt informants who were raking in American dollars He is eventuallylown to Guantanamo bay and interred in camp X ray aptly named due to the open plan system of cages that provide transparency A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 for the guards Lizards spiders and snakes make their way into the cages at night Murat experiences theull menu of interrogation and torture Thus begins Murat s account of his incarceration in Gitmo What amazed me was how euitable Murat is about the whole experience he struck me as a gentle giant He doesn t write about post traumatic stress but perhaps that speaks volumes He tells us about the only time when the prisoners stood Afghanistan where he was severely mistreated and then two months later he was lown to Guantanamo as Prisoner #61 For than 1600 days he was tortured and lived through hell He was kept in a cage and endured daily interrogations solitary confinement and sleep deprivation Finally.

Finished reading Five Years of my Life in Guantanamo by Murat Kurnaz He s a Turkish student born in Germany who got sent to Guantanamo Bay or no reasonWhat happened Bush began war on terrorism Fed s gave 5000 bribes to Pakistanis to Stupid men jokes find terrorists so they turned in their neighbors the doctor who they owed bills to and lots of Islamic students some aged 13 What s good about the book i This book is devastating and I wonder if anyone who isn t already convinced that Guantanamo should have been closed long ago will read it The very sky is stolenrom Kurnaz the passage where he writes of this loss is particularly moving who was known to be innocent in 2002 and continued to waste away in Guantanamo or our years It does not have the literary uality of Night by Wiesel The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 for example hence theour stars rather than Macroeconomics five but it is an important book and that Kurnaz survives at all is a testament to his spirit andaith I m sure some readers will doubt the many instances of torture that he recounts but with all the many revelations that our highest members of government were involved in setting the rules Out for harsh interrogation tactics I see little reason to doubt him Regardless even if he had been treated with constant kindness he was imprisonedor The Hero (Thunder Point, five years without due process of law and known to be innocentor Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, four of those and it is unbearable I used to wonder how Americans in the 40 s could bear the internment of Japanese Americans the turning back of boatloads of Jewish people to extinction in Germany the racism directed against American soldiers of color but now I understand theeeling of powerlessness that must have gripped so many dismayed by wrongs done by their own government If you read this book and it moves you consider joining Amnesty International s Stolen by the Sheikh fight to close Guantanamo I wish I knew of that could be done Still in the midst of all the suffering Kurnaz thinks always of the other people around him saves scraps of bread toeed the birds and lizards and indulges in a thousand oth. In October 2001 nineteen year old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa During a security check a The Eight Human Talents few weeks after his arrival he was arrested without explanation andor a bounty of 3000 the Pakistani police sold him to US A Vacation with the Lord forces He wasirst taken to Kandahar.

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Murat Kurnaz is a Turkish citizen and legal resident of Germany who was wrongly held in extrajudicial detention by the United States at its military base in Kandahar Afghanistan and in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp Cuba for five yearsOfficials of the United States and Germany had largely concluded in early 2002 that the accusations against Kurnaz were groundless but he was detained for fiv