Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Khadr's Military Commission Trial Begins Today

Guantanamo detainee Omar Khar's military commission trial--the first contested military commission trial in the Obama administration--begins today, after the Supreme Court on Friday denied Khadr's application for a stay.  We most recently posted on Khadr's case here.

According to Ann Riley at the Jurist, Khadr pleaded not guilty to murder and terrorism charges.  The presiding military judge, Army Colonel Patrick Parrish, ruled that Khadr's confessions, allegedly obtained under threats of rape and death, are admissible. 

Khadr rejected a plea deal in July for a five-year prison sentence.



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