In the News: Guantánamo Interrogation Footage to Be Released

Several hours of interrogation footage of Canadian citizen and Guantánamo terror suspect Omar Khadr – who was 15 years old when he was seized in a firefight with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002 – are to be released this week. A ten-minute teaser shows Khadr displaying his wounds, crying uncontrollably and pulling at his hair in despair. Documents relating to the interrogations that have been available for the past week show “a victimized and exploited boy,” according to his attorney Nathan Whitling. The reports, however, do not include any line of questioning relating to Khadr’s supposed crime – the killing of an American soldier. Khadr has been the center of an ongoing controversy over whether suspected child soldiers should be prosecuted at Guantánamo.

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