Book Discussion on Confessions of an Innocent Man: Torture and Survival In a Saudi Prison

William Sampson talked about his book Confessions of an Innocent Man: Torture and Survival in a Saudi Prison, published by McClelland and… read more

William Sampson talked about his book Confessions of an Innocent Man: Torture and Survival in a Saudi Prison, published by McClelland and Stewart. He was arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December of 2000, accused of detonating a series of lethal car bombs. The author read a passage from his book about the fifth night of his incarceration. Following the reading, Mr. Firby interviewed Mr. Sampson. Then, the author responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

William Sampson has worked in biochemical research and pharmaceutical marketing. He was working as a marketing consultant for the Saudi Industrial Development Fund in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the time of his arrest. His imprisonment and subsequent torture at the hands of his Saudi captors is the subject of his book. Over a two-year period, Mr. Sampson was beaten and tortured and sentenced to death after a covert trial. The book documents his incarceration as well as his eventual exoneration by a British inquest. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Confessions of an Innocent Man: Torture and Survival In a Saudi Prison

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
First Aired:
Dec 17, 2005
Last Aired:
Feb 11, 2006

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  • Dec 17, 2005 | 8:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 2005 | 1:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2006 | 8:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 11, 2006 | 3:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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