USA: Joint letter to President-elect Obama regarding Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr

USA: Joint letter to President-elect Obama regarding Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr

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Index Number: AMR 51/002/2009
Date Published: 12 January 2009
Categories: USA

In this joint letter American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Human Rights First and Human Rights Watch are writing to President-elect Obama regarding Omar Khadr, who is slated to be tried by military commission at Guantanamo for crimes allegedly committed when he was aged 15. If the trial, now scheduled for January 26, 2009, is allowed to go forward, Omar Khadr will become the first person in recent years to be tried by any western nation for war crimes allegedly committed as a child.


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