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Monday, August 20, 2012

US military judge rejected Khadr torture claims
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On August 20, 2010, a US military judge rejected claims by Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr that his confession was the result of torture. Khadr's trial was suspended the week prior due to a medical emergency involving his lawyer. Khadr pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism and murder for allegedly throwing a grenade that killed one US soldier and injured another. Earlier that month, the US Supreme Court refused to block the trial, and the US District Court for the District of Columbia declined to lift the stay on a habeas corpus petition filed by Khadr.


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Learn more about Omar Khadr from the JURIST news archive, and read an overview of Guantanamo Bay in Features.




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