Confessions of an Innocent Man

This take-no-prisoners (please excuse the pun) exposé of William Sampson’s time in a Saudi Arabia prison looks at the most jarring aspect of his treatment: he is clearly innocent. Sampson was a North American business man who moved to Saudi Arabia as a consultant. Suddenly, he was arrested and charged with carrying out an extremely violent bombing. Of course, this was the first he had even heard of this attack. The prosecution presented zero evidence. He was found guilty. After three years of torture, Sampson admitted to the crime. He was then sentenced to death. Being a Canadian citizen did not help: the Canadian government did not protest his treatment.

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