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USA: Military judge hears allegations of ill-treatment of teenager at Bagram and Guantánamo

, Index number: AMR 51/094/2008

On 13 and 14 August 2008 in the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a military judge considered pre-trial issues in the case of Mohammed Jawad, an Afghan national taken into custody when he was under 18 years old and held in US custody for the past five and half years and now facing a “war crimes” trial by military commission. Amnesty International, which released a comprehensive report on the case on the first day of the hearing, had an observer at the proceedings.

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