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Mahvish Khan was an Afghan American translator for the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. She published a powerful article about her experiences in the Washington Post, which she has now expanded into a book.

Mon, September 29, 2008

7:30 PM

Mahvish Khan was an Afghan American translator for the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. She published a powerful article about her experiences in the Washington Post, which she has now expanded into a book.

From a review by Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times "Reliable information is still scarce about Guantánamo, but increasingly we're gaining glimpses of life there….Mahvish Rukhsana Khan, an American woman of Afghan descent who worked as an interpreter, has written a book to be published next month, My Guantánamo Diary, that is wrenching to read. She describes a pediatrician who returned to Afghanistan in 2003 to help rebuild his country -- and was then arrested by Americans, beaten, doused with icy water and paraded around naked. Finally, after three years, officials apparently decided he was innocent and sent him home…."

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