15 March 2008

Just how stacked does the deck have to be?

The military tribunal system set up to try the detainees at the Guantánamo Bay Beach and Leisure Club is patently unfair with defendants being prevented from seeing evidence against them, having restricted access to legal representation and many other flaws. Should we surprised then to discover that the case against Canadian Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when taken prisoner by American troops, may hinge on a fabricated report of the death of an American soldier and perhaps torture as well?

Unfortunately the answer is a resounding "no".

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