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Author Simpson, Cam, author.

Title The girl from Kathmandu : twelve dead men and a woman's quest for justice / Cam Simpson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    956.7044 SIM    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    956.70443 SIM    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description x, 386 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-368) and index.
Contents "Give us his breath or his body" -- The body shops -- "More vile than anything the court has previously confronted" -- Epilogue.
Subject Magar, Kamala.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Atrocities.
Foreign workers, Nepali -- Iraq.
Foreign workers -- Violence against -- Iraq.
Government contractors -- United States.
Government contractors -- Iraq.
Contracting out -- United States.
Cities and towns -- Nepal -- Kathmandu Valley.
Himalaya Mountains -- Social life and customs.
Himalaya Mountains Region -- Social life and customs.
Added Title Twelve dead men and a woman's quest for justice
12 dead men and a woman's quest for justice
ISBN 9780062449719 (hardcover)
0062449710 (hardcover)

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