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A place outside the law : forgotten voices from Guantanamo / Peter Jan Honigsberg.

Author/creator Honigsberg, Peter Jan author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]
Descriptionxi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents A place outside the law -- Coming to America -- Right side of things -- China's shadow -- Lawlessness -- Undermining heroes -- Faux law -- Warrior journalist -- Expected and unexpected consequences : changes and transformations -- Facebook friends -- Convert -- Flight -- Flight -- From pride to shame -- Paying respect -- For his son -- Guantanamo saved my life -- Timmy -- Half-full -- Being up close to torture -- The empty chair -- Human rights forsaken -- Blindsided -- The pain inside -- Alone -- We tortured him -- Castaways -- Drones -- Looking forward and looking back -- Rising above -- Kuwaiti escorts.
Abstract Honigsberg conducted 158 interviews across 20 countries so that the people who lived and worked there could tell their heartbreaking and inspirational stories. In each one, we face the reality that the healing process cannot begin until we start the conversation about what was done in the name of protecting our country. These are a few of them. Many alleged operatives in Guantánamo were purchased by the United States for ransom from Afghan and Pakistani soldiers. Brandon Neely, a prison guard who processed the first group of suspected operatives to arrive in Cuba, flew to London to embrace the detainees he guarded after leaving the military. Navy whistleblower Matt Diaz covertly released the names of 500 detainees by sending them in a greeting card to a lawyer in New York. Journalist Carol Rosenberg committed the past 17 years of her career to documenting life at Guantánamo. And Damien Corsetti, an interrogator who came to be known as the "King of Torture," received ribbons and awards for the same cruel actions for which he was later prosecuted.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Honigsberg, Peter Jan, author. Place outside the law. Boston : Beacon Press, [2019] 9780807027127
Genre/formPersonal narratives.
LCCN 2019019266
ISBN9780807026984 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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