Gitmo Trial Puts White House In Tight Spot

By Michael Isikoff National investigative correspondent

Top U.N. official calls defendant a 'child soldier,' says proceedings violate international legal norms.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26124.htm



Political Prisoners in America

By Stephen Lendman

How do you go into Iraq (and) Afghanistan telling people about their democracy when (you've got innocent people) locked down in prison for 30 - 40 years as political prisoners....(activists) against social injustice, colonialism, and/or imperialism, (incarcerated for) their political commitments."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26120.htm



Caught in America's legal black hole

Guantanamo still holds 176 detainees, and one of them is about to stand trial - in a test of Barack Obama's resolve to embrace the rule of law.

http://bit.ly/d4pWhw



Video: 'Child soldier' Gitmo trial draws criticism
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38634007/ns/us_news-security/#slice-2



The Omar Khadr case makes a mockery of US justice

Omar Khadr was a badly wounded boy of 15 when, in 2002, US forces captured him in Afghanistan. As the dust settled on a suspected al-Qaeda compound after a firefight that July, troops discovered him slumped in the rubble among the dead, leaning against a wall.

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2010/08/omar-khadr-case-obama-trial



Amnesty International says Omar Khadr trial should not go ahead

Amnesty said the USA had not listened to repeated appeals from the international community, including senior UN officials, about what it has called the "unfair trial of an individual accused of alleged war crimes committed when he was a child."

http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=671610


From Information Clearing House

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Officer off Gitmo “jury” for agreeing with Obama

MSNBC

08/11/10

A veteran U.S. Army officer who agreed with President Barack Obama that the Guantanamo Bay prison should be closed was excluded from the jury in a U.S. military commission trial Wednesday after prosecutors objected that he had ‘pre-conceived’ views that might jeopardize their case. The move came as prosecutors and jurors selected a seven-person jury of military officers to hear the case of Omar Khadr, the so-called ‘child soldier’ accused of hurling a hand grenade that killed an American soldier in a firefight in Afghanistan eight years ago...

http://tinyurl.com/265oaml


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Campaign to Get the Facts out on Guantánamo
http://actions.humanrightsfirst.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2275

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Human rights for Guantánamo's Omar Khadr
http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=lhKRJUOwEbLQIbI&s=4dLFINOjH6IDJRNqFjF&m=7fKGISNzFjKML2I

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Guantánamo: A Prison That Stains US Moral Authority
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/13-5



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