Khadr back on trial

Lawyers, witnesses and US government officials are in Guantanamo Bay this week as the first war crimes case under the Obama administration—that of Canadian Omar Khadr—begins today, the Toronto Star reported. The military commission's first task is to determine whether information obtained by interrogators through abuse, sleep deprivation and other acts can be admitted. Barack Obama signed a law last year that said information obtained through cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment is inadmissible.

Published: Wednesday, 04/28/2010 12:00 am EDT

Lawyers, witnesses and US government officials are in Guantanamo Bay this week as the first war crimes case under the Obama administration—that of Canadian Omar Khadr—begins today, the Toronto Star reported. The military commission's first task is to determine whether information obtained by interrogators through abuse, sleep deprivation and other acts can be admitted. Barack Obama signed a law last year that said information obtained through cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment is inadmissible.

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