From the Backcover: “Mahvish Khan, a daughter of two Afghan immigrants, was a young law student when she first heard of the illegal detainment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Appalled that these men were being denied their most fundamental right–their right to a fair trial–she volunteered to serve as a translator for the prisoners. Her fluency in Pashto and a familiarity with Afghan cultures and customs granted her insights into their lives that no other “habeas” lawyer with security clearance had. Over time, Khan began to question whether Guantanamo truly held, as Donald Rumsfeld famously said, “the worst of the worst”–and why the prisoners were being detained in the first place. My Guantanamo Diary is an extraordinary tale of one woman’s courage and commitment to justice, and an affirmation of the value of our civil liberties.”
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