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My Guantánamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me

Author: Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Mahvish Khan is an American lawyer, born in Michigan to immigrant Afghan parents. Outraged that her country was illegally imprisoning people at Guantánamo, she volunteered to translate for the prisoners. She spoke their language, understood their customs, and brought them Starbucks chai, the closest available drink to the kind of tea they would drink at home. And they quickly befriended her, offering fatherly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Khan, Mahvish Rukhsana.
My Guantánamo diary.
New York : Public Affairs, c2008
(OCoLC)676422358
Named Person: Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mahvish Rukhsana Khan
ISBN: 9781586484989 1586484982 9781586487072 1586487078
OCLC Number: 176893937
Description: xv, 302 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Secret clearance --
The pediatrician --
Getting there --
The old man --
Big bounties --
The goatherd --
The lawyers --
The businessman --
Afghanistan --
Kabul --
Dead detainees --
Habeas hurdles --
Sami Al-Haj --
The drama --
Jumah Al-Dossary --
What the Pentagon said --
The police chief --
The poets --
Serial numbers.
Responsibility: Mahvish Rukhsana Khan.

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Some at Guantanamo are terrorists who deserve to be convicted and sentenced as such. Some are paediatricians and school teachers. This book is a testament to their captivity. It documents the voices  Read more...

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