Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

Guantanamo's Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr

by Michelle Shephard
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay. Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15. Accused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces charges of conspiracy and murder. His

…  See more details below

Overview

A prize-winning journalist tells the troubling story of Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent a quarter of his life growing up in Guantanamo Bay. Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15. Accused by the Pentagon of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. soldier Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer, Khadr faces charges of conspiracy and murder. His case is set to be the first war crimes trial since World War II.

In Guantanamo's Child, veteran reporter Michelle Shephard traces Khadr's roots in Canada, Pakistan and Afghanistan, growing up surrounded by al Qaeda's elite. She examines how his despised family, dubbed "Canada's First Family of Terrorism," has overshadowed his trial and left him alone behind bars for more than five years. Khadr's story goes to the heart of what's wrong with the U.S. administration's post-9/11 policies and why Canada is guilty by association. His story explains how the lack of due process can create victims and lead to retribution, and instead of justice, fuel terrorism.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443429887
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
443 KB

Meet the Author

Michelle Shephard is a national security reporter for The Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily circulation newspaper. She has won Canada's top journalism awards: the National Newspaper Award for investigative work, and the Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. Michelle frequently speaks on issue of national security and civil rights. She visits Guantanamo regularly to monitor progress in Khadr's case and interview US officials.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >