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Author Habib, Mamdouh, 1955-

Title My story : the tale of a terrorist who wasn't / Mamdouh Habib with Julia Collingwood
Published Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2008


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 MELB  365.45092 Habib Hab/Mst  AVAILABLE
 MELB  365.45092 Habib Hab/Mst  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents My early life in Egypt -- Australia -- Leaving Australia -- Afghanistan -- Arrested in Pakistan -- Taken to Egypt -- From Egypt to Kandahar -- Guantánamo Bay -- The pressure builds -- Camp 5 -- Back home
Summary "In the early hours of 2 October 2001, Mamdouh Habib and two young German men were taken off a bus travelling between Quetta and Karachi by Pakistani security officers. It was shortly after 9/11, and only days before the United States attacked Afghanistan. The Pakistanis were rounding up anyone who looked foreign or in any way suspicious, interrogating them, and passing them on to the Americans. A few unlucky ones were then 'rendered' to a third-party country to be further interrogated and tortured, where they either disappeared into a web of secret prisons or were sent to Guantanamo Bay."
"This is what happened to Mamdouh Habib. Branded as a terrorist, accused of attending al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan and of training the 9-11 terrorists in martial arts, Mamdouh Habib was incarcerated and tortured - first in Pakistan, and then in Egypt, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo. Eventually, after three-and-a-half years, he was released without charge from Guantanamo, and reunited with his wife and four children in Australia." "Here, for the first time, Mamdouh Habib reveals the full story of his journey to hell and back. He exposes the complicity of the Australian government in his abduction and maltreatment, as well as its subsequent neglect of him while in Guantanamo. He also describes his encounters with other well-known alleged terrorists, including his meetings with David Hicks both in Afghanistan and in Guantanamo."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Habib, Mamdouh
United States
Guantanamo Bay
Counter terrorist measures
Muslim Australians
Criminal investigation
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: page257
SUBJECT Habib, Mamdoub
Habib, Mamdouh, 1955-
Subject Guantǹamo Bay Detention Camp
Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Detention of persons -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Prisoners of war -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Biography.
Detention of persons -- Cuba -- Guant⡮amo Bay Naval Base
Prisoners of war -- Cuba -- Guant⡮amo Bay Naval Base
Prisoners of war -- Australia.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Prisoners and prisons, American
Prisoners of war -- Australia -- Biography.
Terrorism investigation -- United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Collingwood, Julia.
LC no. 2009286245
ISBN 9781921372391 paperback