USA (Guantánamo): Military prosecutor in child ‘enemy combatant’ case resigns, citing ‘ethical qualms’

Index Number: AMR 51/107/2008

The US military prosecutor in the case against Guantánamo detainee Mohammed Jawad has asked to resign from the office of military commissions. Lieutenant Colonel Darrel J. Vandeveld has cited “ethical qualms” and his concern over the USA’s treatment of this young Afghan national. Amnesty International welcomes the stand the prosecutor has taken.

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