Friday, March 04, 2011

Captivity - book

James Loney, a Canadian, was one of the four members from Christian Peacemaker Teams seized in Iraq on November 26, 2005.

Loney has written a memoir of his experience which is due out in April. He was abducted with Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, British citizen Norman Kember and American Tom Fox. Two additional books have been written to date on the CPT kidnapping - details can be found at the Books link below.
118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War
By James Loney, Knopf Canada, April 2011
ISBN: 978-0-307-39927-4 (0-307-39927-3)
About the author:
James Loney is a Canadian peace activist, writer and member of Christian Peacemaker Teams. Based in Toronto, he has served on violence-reduction teams in Iraq, Palestine and First Nations communities in Canada. In November 2005, he was kidnapped along with the CPT delegation he was leading and held hostage for four months. One member of the group was murdered, an American named Tom Fox. The surviving three were released in a military operation led by British special forces.
Of note: in searching through the Iraq War Logs, I couldn't find a record of the kidnapping. However, one reader did find a SIGACT report for the discovery of a body on March 9, 2006, which is believed to be that of Tom Fox (a post on the SIGACT reports can be found here).

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Peter said...

Susie Dow said...

Thank you for posting a link to Wikipedia. I too often take for granted that everyone must have heard of what happened.