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Posts Tagged ‘Canadian

Why does the U.S. refuse to probe Bush era torture?

August 20, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Canadian man who contends that U.S. authorities mistook him for an al Qaeda operative and shipped him to a secret prison in Syria, where he was beaten with electrical cables and held in a grave-like cell for 10 months. And this despite the fact […]

Torture confessions to be allowed in Omar Khadr “child soldier” trial

August 11, 2010

A top United Nations official has denounced the Pentagon’s trial of so-called “child soldier” Omar Khadr at Guantanamo Bay, saying the proceeding was a violation of international legal norms and “may endanger the status of child soldiers all over the world.” “Since World War II, no child has been prosecuted for a war crime,” Radhika […]

Canadian teen Omar Khadr and the Afghanistan War

May 6, 2010

A former U.S. Army combat medic testified that he once found Canadian teen captive Omar Khadr chained by the arms to the door of a 5-foot-square cage at a U.S. lockup in Afghanistan, hooded and weeping, describing the captive as “scared and frustrated,” but “no stronger or weaker than any other detainee in that position.” […]