As the trial of a former Guantanamo detainee proceeded peacefully in a New York courtroom today, U.S. military prosecutors in Cuba were reportedly scrambling to get Omar Khadr, the alleged child soldier on trial for war crimes at Gitmo, to plead guilty to murder. Plea negotiations are reportedly ongoing and his trial, set to resume Monday, has been postponed for a week.
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Friday October 15, 2010 8:39 am|
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Friday October 1, 2010 12:28 pm|
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Monday September 27, 2010 6:38 am|
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Tuesday September 14, 2010 10:07 am|
I’ll agree with Sen. Lindsey Graham on one thing: “Americans still wait for justice.” That’s the headline of a column he wrote that ran in the SunNews and other South Carolina newspapers on Monday, lamenting that the U.S. government still hasn’t put the plotters of the September 11 terrorist attacks on trial. But Graham’s explanation for why we haven’t yet seen justice is actually backwards.
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Monday August 9, 2010 12:44 pm|
On Tuesday, the Obama administration is scheduled to begin its first trial of a prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay. Omar Khadr was only 15 when he was captured in a firefight in 2002 with U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Now 23, he’ll finally have his day in court. Only instead of an experienced federal court with a long history of trying terror suspects, Khadr will be tried in a military commission, created just last year. In the eight years since President George W. Bush created the first military commissions at Guantanamo, they have convicted only four terrorists – only two in contested trials. Regular federal courts in the United States, by contrast, have convicted more than 400 in the same time period.
|By: cdixonosburnhumanrights1st Monday May 10, 2010 10:13 am|
If you are coming to observe the trials of the century, trials of some of the detainees captured during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, there may be no better place to be than Gitmo.
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Monday May 3, 2010 10:17 am|
A civilian federal court judge would likely throw out the case of Omar Khadr.
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday May 1, 2010 7:08 pm|
Tonight major Canadian media informed me and the world that earlier today US Special Ops “Colonel W” testified at Khadr’s Gitmo
trial military tribunal that he had altered his written report years later…after prosecutors talked with him.
Tonight when I searched Google news for reports today from Beltway/Village based reporters at Gitmo that today Col W. testified he’d revised his
historical record account of alleged murder years after the facts – but shortly after talking with prosecutors I found….*crickets*.
|By: daphneeviatarhumanrights1st Thursday April 29, 2010 4:57 pm|
Today’s hearing in the military commission case of Omar Khadr was once again fraught with confusion, complication and delay.