Khadr’s international human rights were egregiously violated
I have not missed the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival once in the last nine years.
So, I'd gone back to sketch the youngest detainee being held was Omar Khadr (who was 19), who was found almost dead and then
A judge had ruled in April that he should be released on bail, but the conservative Canadian government of Prime Minister
The United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit released its decision Tuesday in the case of Hamdan v. United States, overturning Hamdan's conviction by the Guantanamo military commission. But what does the decision mean?
Canada Cuts Ties with Iran & Syria Despite Its Embarrassing Record on Defending Its Middle Eastern Immigrants
Canada announced that it has cut ties with the governments of Iran and Syria, shutting down its embassy in Tehran and expelling diplomats from Canada. But Canada is notorious on the human rights of its Middle Eastern immigrants.
Now 25, the full beard Omar Khadr has grown since his imprisonment in 2002 obscures the fact that he was only 15 when he was shot and captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
A hole in the wall and the anger behind the fist that punched it can symbolize hope. Canada should be thinking about that when it comes to Omar Khadr.
After years of whining about torture, mistreatment and mock justice in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr finally understood: he simply had to apologize.
Gitmo, a betrayal of American values? Would that it were! Alas, for nearly every grisly tabloid feature of the Khadr case, you can find an easy analog in our everyday criminal justice system.
A day later, the Wall Street Journal published a report about ramping up the CIA's targeted killing program in the war against
If observers were hoping to see justice done at Omar Khadr's trial, they were sorely disappointed. It was a show directed to allow the government to show the world that the U.S. is tough on terrorism.
The jury will never hear testimony that Khadr was taken to Bagram near death and interrogated two weeks later while the 15
In ruling today, Judge Patrick Parrish seemed confused and unmoved by the argument that the jury is entitled to hear the conditions of Omar Khadr's confinement and his treatment during interrogations.
Welner based his assessment of Khadr largely on the opinions of a Danish psychologist, Nicolai Senells, who treated Muslim
The government's star witness in the sentencing hearing of Omar Khadr continued to talk for hours on the stand today. But it turns out that much of the information relied upon was based on the highly suspect opinions of a Danish psychologist.
The Obama administration has neatly washed its hands of the serious legal problems with its first military commissions trial. But it cannot so neatly solve the problem of having violated its international legal obligations.
By agreeing to the plea deal, prosecutors avoided the years of legal appeals that can be expected in any military commissions
Khadr is the youngest of Guantanamo's remaining 174 detainees. Captured eight years ago at the age of 15, Khadr turned 24
This morning I sat in a U.S. military commissions courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and watched the first child soldier charged by a Western nation since World War II plead guilty to crimes he was never seriously accused of.