Reasonable Cause to Suspect - Dundurn

Reasonable Cause to Suspect

A Mother's Ordeal to Free Her Son from a Kurdish Prison

Available Feb 7th 2023

Paperback
$ 23.99

Description

In a story of deceit, betrayal, and injustice, two parents are tried as terrorists for attempting to rescue their son from a Syrian war zone.

On September 2, 2014, Jack Letts, an idealistic 18-year-old British-Canadian, phoned his mother saying, “Mum, I’m in Syria.” Those chilling words from a raging war zone set in train his family’s seven-year-long battle to rescue Jack from his disastrous mistake.

When an unscrupulous journalist invented the term “Jihadi Jack,” a false image of Jack spread throughout the world. Sally and John, Jack’s parents, faced the mammoth task of persuading a hostile public their son was the victim of a smear campaign. He should, they argued, at least be allowed home to face a fair trial to address the claims against him.

But the Canadian and British governments had other plans. Jack is currently detained in a Kurdish prison, while the Canadian government claims it doesn’t know if he is alive or dead. This is his parents’ story of their painful struggle to persuade the world to save the son they love.

Contributors

Sally Lane

Sally Lane emigrated to Canada with her family from England as a teenager. She worked in publishing and international development. In 2019 she and her husband John were convicted of supporting terrorism and sentenced to 15 months in prison. She now lives in Ottawa.

Book Details

Paperback
February 2023
5.5x8.5 in
400 pp
9781459750944
ePub
February 2023
-
400 pp
9781459750951
ePub
February 2023
-
400 pp
9781459750968