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Omar Khadr

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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?

Last Western Detainee At Gitmo Returns Home

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

TORONTO -- Canada's public safety minister says the last Western detainee held at Guantanamo has returned to Canada. Vic Toews said Saturday that 26-...

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.

Court Denies Extradition Of Canadian Terror Suspect

AP | By ROB GILLIES | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

TORONTO -- A Canadian indicted in the U.S. on charges he supplied al-Qaida with weapons in Pakistan will not be extradited to the United States after ...

'Child Soldier' Terror Detainee SENTENCED

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A judge sentenced a former teenage al-Qaida fighter Sunday to eight more years in custody, bound by a plea agr...

Terror Detainee APOLOGIZES To War Widow

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A tearful but defiant Army widow addressed her husband's killer Thursday, dismissing any suggestion that the a...

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.

Guantanamo "Child Soldier" Pleads GUILTY

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Eight years after he was taken to Guantanamo as a teenage prisoner, a Canadian pleaded guilty Monday to killin...

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.