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US to make history trying alleged child war criminal

Posted by alanmirs on April 25, 2007

US to make history trying alleged child war criminal

Mark Tran
Wednesday April 25, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

A flag at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay
A flag at Camp Delta, Guantánamo Bay. Photograph: AP
A human rights group today attacked a US decision to file murder charges against a Canadian national and alleged Taliban fighter who was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15
"To have held a 15-year-old boy in the harsh and lawless conditions of Guantánamo for five years has already been a travesty of justice – and to put him before an unfair ‘military commission’ trial simply adds to a disgraceful record in his case," said the Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen

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