Item Details

The Girl From Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman's Quest for Justice

Cam Simpson
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Twelve dead men and a woman's quest for justice
12 dead men and a woman's quest for justice
ISBN
9780062449719, 0062449710
Summary
A heart-rending narrative that moves from the Himalayas to the Middle East to Houston and culminates in an epic court battle, this is a story of death and life - of the war in Iraq, the killings of the twelve Nepalese, a journalist determined to uncover the truth, and a trio of human rights lawyers dedicated to finding justice. At its heart is one unforgettable young woman, Kamala Magar, who found the courage to face the influential men who sent her husband to his death - a model of strength hope, bravery, and an unbreakable spirit who reminds us of the power we all have to make a difference.
August, 2004. Twelve men left their village in Nepal for jobs in Amman, Jordan. They had no idea that they had actually been hired for sub-contract work on an American military base in Iraq. The men were kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists; their gruesome deaths were one of the first graphic execution videos disseminated on the web. Their deaths received little notice. Simpson uncovered a web of evil spanning the globe-- and triggered a chain of events involving one brave young widow, three indefatigable human rights lawyers, and a formidable multinational corporation with deep governmental ties.
Contents
  • "Give us his breath or his body"
  • The body shops
  • "More vile than anything the court has previously confronted"
  • Epilogue.
Description
x, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-368) and index.
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