Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lawyer wants world to see Gitmo interrogation

TORONTO -- A lawyer for a Canadian detainee at Guantánamo Bay says he expects to be able to release a video to the media of his client being interrogated by Canadian officials at the U.S. prison.

Nathan Whitling's announcement Thursday comes one day after a Canadian court ordered the prosecution to hand over the 2003 footage to Omar Khadr's defense team. The court also ruled that the U.S. military violated international laws against torture in its treatment of Khadr.

Whitling says the prosecution has 10 days to appeal. Whitling says his defense team will submit the video to the public if the appeal is rejected.

Khadr, 21, is scheduled for trial in October for allegedly lobbing a grenade that killed a U.S. Special Forces soldier following a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan. Khadr was 15.

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