United States of America: Disturbing appearance of Mohammed Jawad, child ‘enemy combatant’, at Guantánamo military commission hearing

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AMR 51/019/2008

On 12 March 2008, Mohammed Jawad, an Afghan national who was 16 or 17 years old at the time of his detention in 2002, appeared before a military judge in pre-trial military commission proceedings at Guantánamo. Amnesty International considers that no one under 18 years old should ever have been transferred to Guantánamo, and that no one who was a child at the time of their alleged crime should be subject to a military commission trial.

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