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Omar Khadr

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Janis Joplin and Bjork to Refugees from Syria

Karin Badt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I have not missed the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival once in the last nine years.

Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

Omar Khadr, Once Guantanamo' Youngest Inmate, Freed On Bail

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

CALGARY, Alberta, May 7 (Reuters) - Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay before being transferred to an Al...

Hamdan 2, USA 0

Gavin Magrath | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Gavin Magrath

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

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

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.

A Decade in Detention for Former Child Soldier

Jennifer Turner | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

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.

Rehabilitation Must Be the Next Chapter of Khadr's Saga

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

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.

Now Showing in the Theatre of Public Apology

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kyle G. Brown

After years of whining about torture, mistreatment and mock justice in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr finally understood: he simply had to apologize.

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule? All-American Justice for a Child Soldier at Obama's Gitmo

Chase Madar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chase Madar

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.

CIA Misconduct in Peruvian Killing Underlines Inconsistencies--and Problems--in U.S. Policies

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

By Gabor Rona, International Legal Director Talk about exquisite timing. Two days ago, the New York Times reported on the just-released publication...

The Curtain Closes on a Show Trial at Guantanamo Bay

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

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 Victims

Jennifer Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

Yesterday was an emotional day of testimony from widow Tabitha Speer and Omar Khadr. As a reminder, on Monday, Khadr pled guilty as part of a plea...

Judge Hides Evidence of Torture from Gitmo Jury

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

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.

Government Witness Claims Gitmo Radicalized Child Soldier

Jennifer Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

Since Omar Khadr's guilty plea this Monday, the case has moved into the sentencing phase, and a panel of senior military officers has been hearing t...

Google Searches Undermine Government's Star Witness in Khadr Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

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.

U.S. Government Witness Testifies Gitmo Prisoner's Religiosity Makes Him Dangerous

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

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.

Escape from Guantánamo by Plea Deal

Jennifer Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

Yesterday, Canadian detainee Omar Khadr pled guilty to all five charges against him, in an 11th-hour plea deal that averted the scheduled resumption...

Khadr Accepts Plea Deal, Trial Averted

Jennifer Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Turner

Earlier today, Omar Khadr pled guilty to all charges against him, averting a full-blown military commissions trial that was slated to restart today. A...

Gitmo Guilty Plea Is a Sad Day for U.S. Rule of Law

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

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.

The Day I Met Omar

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's unfair for any kid to have to live up to their parents. It's especially so when you're a Khadr.

Former Gitmo Prisoner's Trial Continues, as Child Soldier's is Postponed

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

U.S. military prosecutors in Cuba are reportedly scrambling to get Omar Khadr, the alleged child soldier on trial for war crimes at Gitmo, to plead guilty to murder.

Guantanamo military commission hearing for Noor Uthman Muhammed

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

by Raha Wala Georgetown Fellow, Law and Security The whispers began to die down as Noor Uthman Muhammed, a slender man with a graying beard, walked ...

Is the Obama Administration Guilty of a War Crime?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A new paper published today by an expert on international law and the laws of armed conflict, argues that the military commission trial of Omar Khadr is itself a war crime.

How to Overcome the "Legacy of Torture"

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Neither new detention rules nor military commissions can truly overcome torture's legacy. That can only be done by admitting what happened, holding perpetrators accountable, and ultimately, prosecuting terror the American justice system.

Juvenile Justice Military Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

It's a valuable lesson we're being taught by the administration: 15-year-olds may be treated as adults when they misbehave if those pretending to be adults believe that is appropriate punishment.