Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Video Shows Guantanamo Bay Prison Interrogation
According to NPR Omar Khadr's father was involved in militant causes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and allowed his son to live among the followers of Abu Laith al-Libi, a senior al-Qaida figure who was reportedly killed last January by a CIA missile strike.
Omar was captured at the age of 15 in 2002. The video was shot when he was 16 in Guantanamo Bay. "He was deprived of sleep by being removed from his cell and to another cell every three hours on a 24-hour basis for three weeks solid, followed by three weeks of deep solitary confinement," his lawyer Dennis Edney told the BBC.
He is supposed to have thrown a hand genade, after his building was attacked by the US Military.
He has been held at Guantanamo for 5 years, where he has been abused and tortured.
The class of 1976 in Soweto endured this kind of atrocity. Now the US government thinks its OK to do this to Canadians. His lawyers have released the video to pressure for Omar's release. The USA and Canada have a lot to answer for.
I guess "Justice for All" doesn't really mean what it says.